Winnie the Pooh survival horror is definitely not for kids
Winnie the Pooh re-entering the public domain has been accidentally hilarious for the entertainment world. Many companies will make new properties to ensure they keep hold of their rights, much like Disney has with the recent straight-to-Disney+ film Peter Pan & Wendy.
But, the House of Mouse failed to follow through with Winnie the Pooh, and as such, the bear has been unleashed on the public. You might remember writer-director Rhys Frake-Waterfield wasted no time in turning him into a horror icon in the 2023 movie Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Now, it looks like that same inspiration is coming to the gaming world, as the Hundred Acre Wood is getting a nightmarish makeover for the gaming world.
Winnie the Pooh is getting his own horror game
A new game called Hundred Acre Wood has been revealed on Steam, and it's the Winnie the Pooh title from the very depths of someone's unhinged psyche.
The game follows you, a man being hunted by childhood friend Christopher Robin in the titular wood that has been tainted by a mysterious power. Eldritch beasts lie beyond every corner, with the iconic characters of Winnie the Pooh coming after you in a thirst for your blood.
The game boasts a fantastic art style, and it seems to be an absolute treat to explore - or at least it would be if you weren't being hunted by horrific beasts that exceed the human imagination.
"Run, hide, platform, solve puzzles, and shoot as you explore the Hundred Acre Wood's regions in any order you want," reads the game's description. "Do whatever it takes to avoid Winnie-the-Pooh as you sneak past the hostile creatures hiding in the darkness.
"Discover the ruins of a once innocent child's refuge as you uncover ancient secrets hinting at a reality beyond human comprehension."
When is Hundred Acre Wood coming out?
As of right now, there is no listed date for the release of Hundred Acre Wood, but if you fancy keeping up with the game, you can wishlist the game on Steam to get updates as they arrive. Just when we thought Choo-Choo Charles was the strangest survival horror we've come across.
Though it's very early in production, the concept of a murderous Winnie or cannibalistic Piglet is a promising one - if you ever wanted to blast Rabbit in the face with a shotgun, then crack on.