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The Kraken Rum has teamed up with Iwan Rheon - best known for his role in Game of Thrones - to become the leading character in its new ‘In Real Life’ video game ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’ due for release this Halloween - which will see people remotely control every move of the actual Iwan Rheon live.
The real-life video game is the brainchild of legendary Rockstar Games creator, John Zurhellen who is behind classics such as Grand Theft Auto IV, Manhunt 1 & 2, and Red Dead Redemption. The stalker-like game will see fans guide Iwan using a single torchlight, directing them through a series of terrifying rooms, tiny cramped cells, and damp, well-trodden corridors to safety - before it’s too late! Tense, frightening, and chillingly dark, courageous players must evade The Kraken’s nemesis at all costs.
Players will seize control of a real-life human being in a desperate attempt to guide the tortured soul through a maze of difficulties and dangers to escape The Kraken’s arch-nemesis, The Balthazoid.
Iwan Rheon will only take part in slots on Wednesday 28th October, however, the game will run over four high-octane evenings from Wednesday 28th until Friday 30th October, with tickets for the 10-minute slots available to purchase at The Beast’s online home ‘The League of Darkness’.
Iwan Rheon said, “I’m used to playing a character that did all the controlling but now the tables are turned. I’ll be at the mercy of people controlling my every move online from anywhere in the country, sending me from room to room in a particularly creepy location while I’m hunted by a monster. I do wonder how many Kraken fans will send me to my doom and how many will save me!”
Rockstar Games alumni John Zurhellen, whose work on Manhunt 2 was forebodingly described as one of the ‘most gruesome, dark and unique stealth-action titles ever made’1 is aiming to deliver similar reviews for his latest nightmare-inducing effort.
John Zurhellen said, “The brief for Kraken Screamfest was simple: come up with a concept more terrifying and warped than anything 2020 has to offer. So, I delved deep into our primal fears - being hunted, tight spaces, dark shadows, hate-filled creatures - and I’m pretty confident I’ll deliver one of the most terrifying experiences to be seen in UK homes this year. On a personal note, I’m extremely honoured to pick up the baton where Neil Marshall left off, so rest assured Kraken fans, I will do your Mighty Beast proud!”
With both The Mighty Beast and John Zurhellen keeping the hideous and horrid storylines close to their depraved, tormented hearts until the launch, fans of The Kraken will have to wait until the launch to find out first-hand what’s in store for those brave enough to go toe-to-toe with The Balthazoid.
To play ‘Screamfest 4: The Kraken’s Revenge’, visit The Mighty Kraken’s online hub, The League of Darkness, to snatch a ticket from 9am on Friday 9th October. Iwan Rheon will be ‘playable’ from 4pm – 6pm on October 28th and each player will get 10 minutes to remotely control the actor’s every action in the innovative horror experience.
In exchange for tickets (priced at an exceedingly generous £10 each per 10-minute slot), this exclusive offering will include The Beast’s bespoke game-guide, ingredients, and just enough delicious Kraken Rum to mix it all together (not the game-guide, though) to create an exclusive Halloween cocktail. After all, if you’ve escaped The Beast’s archenemy, received eternal gratitude from The Kraken himself, and are revelling in the glory of being an official saviour of human souls…. You’re going to need a delicious cocktail, right?
Don’t fret if you miss out on the first round of tickets, The benevolent Beast will be releasing additional gaming sessions, so keep your eyes firmly on The Kraken’s social channels in the coming weeks via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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