Konami has a brand new horror game on Steam, and it’s not fairly what you’d anticipate – Bail or Jail is an asymmetrical multiplayer party game that brings Halloween to the Steam retailer in July. Previously launched on Nintendo Switch beneath the identify Obakeidoro, Bail or Jail is a really cutesy tackle the Dead by Daylight system that pits one monster towards a workforce of people attempting to remain out of their clutches.

Bail or Jail, developed by Free Style Inc, is based mostly on the Japanese childrens’ game keidoro, which is most likely greatest identified within the west by names akin to ‘cops and robbers’ or ‘manhunt.’ Described as a “three minute tag battle with extra twists,” the human workforce should keep away from seize by the monster participant whereas they try and nab everybody and lock them in jail.

Matches are three-on-one, and very like Dead by Daylight there are a collection of monsters that gamers can select from, every with their very own distinctive skills, akin to with the ability to slip by partitions or monitoring participant footprints. Humans, then again, have lanterns that can be utilized in an emergency to stun the monster.

Players can play solo with an choice for computer-controlled gamers, on-line with different human gamers, or regionally on a single PC. Konami says a fast match characteristic will enable teams of mates on Discord to hitch each other on-line simply.

There are in-game unlockables too, and Konami says that “updates such as limited events, new maps, and new characters are in the works” following the game’s launch on Steam on July 21.

If you’ve ever been too intimidated by the marginally extra terrifying and grisly nature of Dead by Daylight – or you will have younger children who you need to introduce to the style extra gently – then it looks as if Bail or Jail could be simply what you’re in search of.