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Until Dawn launching Aug. 25 on PS4

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Until Dawn, the narrative-focused horror game from Supermassive Games, will be released Aug. 25 on PlayStation 4, the studio announced today.

Supermassive also announced a new cast member: Peter Stormare, the distinctive Swedish actor best known for his role in the 1996 film Fargo and the television series Prison Break. Stormare isn't new to video games, having lent his voice to titles such as Destiny and The Elder Scrolls Online.

"[Stormare] gave some incredibly powerful performances in the motion capture studio and you can tell from the end result in the game that he had some fun with the character," said Pete Samuels, executive producer at Supermassive, in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Until Dawn stars Heroes' Hayden Panettiere and others in addition to Stormare. The actors' likenesses appear in the game along with their voices. Players control the fates of eight friends in an adventure game that's inspired by slasher flicks and other horror genres. Until Dawn was originally in development for PlayStation 3 as a PlayStation Move title; on PS4, players use the DualShock 4 controller's tilt functionality to make choices.

For more on Until Dawn, check out our thoughts on the PlayStation Experience demo, and watch the new trailer above.

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