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South of Midnight release date speculation, story, gameplay, more

Find out the latest on the South of Midnight release date, alongside story and gameplay details for this spellbinding folklore game on Xbox and PC.

When is the South of Midnight release date? South of Midnight is the next game from the creators of We Happy Few and Contrast, and it looks to continue the developer’s penchant for unique art styles. If you want to know everything you can about the game ahead of the South of Midnight release date, then you’re in the right place.

South of Midnight was revealed in 2023 at the Xbox Games Showcase – the same show where we also got to see Star Wars Outlaws, an intriguing new open world game set in the Star Wars universe, and heaps of new information about Starfield. Even with these heavy hitters, South of Midnight stood out as one of the most exciting upcoming Xbox games. Here’s everything you need to know.

South of Midnight release date speculation

Compulsion Games is yet to announce a South of Midnight release date, though we expect it to release late 2024 on Xbox and PC since it was announced at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 with an in-engine trailer.

It looks like we could be waiting a while to get our hands on this exciting new game from Compulsion Games, given that it was only revealed in June, 2023, with an in-engine trailer, with no gameplay. This suggests that lots of work still needs to be done on the game before it can be released into the wild.

However, when it does release, South of Midnight will be available on Game Pass day one. This is great news for anyone with access to this service as you will be able to jump into the weird and wonderful world of South of Midnight at no extra cost.

South of Midnight release date: Hazel looking up towards a large man playing a guitar in a dark swamp.

South of Midnight story

The South of Midnight story takes place in the American Deep South. You play as Hazel, a young woman known as a Weaver tasked with mending broken bonds and spirits using magic. With these abilities at the ready, Hazel will explore and subdue dangerous creatures from Southern folklore as she seeks to untangle her own family’s mystery.

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From the trailer alone, South of Midnight looks to be a deeply weird and fantastical world that players will want to lose themselves in, much like Compulsion Games’ other work.

South of Midnight gameplay: Hazel looking at the camera with a confident expression as she weaves magic between her hands.

South of Midnight gameplay

South of Midnight is a third-person action-adventure game, seeing you take down dangerous creators using magic and exploring an immersive story.

We’re yet to see any gameplay footage of South of Midnight, however, as the announcement trailer featured only in-engine footage to show off the world and style the developer’s are going for. With that said, we did get a quick glimpse at one of the monsters Hazel will hunt, and they’re quite intimidating. If this is anything to go by, South of Midnight could give us some action-packed and exhilarating fights against these large beasts.

That’s all we currently know about the game ahead of the South of Midnight release date. While we wait for more updates on the game, why not check out the best games of all time to tick them off your list? We’ve also got the best Xbox Game Pass games that you can play before South of Midnight comes out.