It was implemented into the Game alongside the release of CHAPTER V: A Lullaby For The Dark on 27 July 2017.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Realm consists of 1 Map and is set in a boreal forest theme. The Realm's prominent colour palette is turquoise.
Background[edit | edit source]
Deep in a forest with many names lies a hidden home. The family that once lived there was dependent on the forest... and was broken by it. More than a century old, the dwelling is in surprisingly good condition, though it shows signs of often being patched and mended. The forest holds the house tightly in its grasp, growing over and around it like a second skin. Only once inside is it clear that someone still lives there. It is warm and welcoming and lovingly decorated, with a large living space, a bedroom and a corner dedicated for little ones. Here they are protected from the harsh winter of the northern forest.
Map[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
The Red Forest is the area surrounding Chernobyl, within the radioactive exclusion zone that was created after the city's power plant melted down. According to the Huntress' background, which wraps up with stating that "German soldiers began to pass through, on the march to attack the collapsing Russian Empire," this is confirmed to be the very same location, with Anna's story taking place before and during World War I. However, The Red Forest didn't acquire its nickname until after the Chernobyl disaster, which resulted in the reddish-brown colour of the decayed, surrounding flora. Considering that the meltdown didn't occur until 1986, the game's use of the nickname in direct association with her background story is an anachronism.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the game files, the Red Forest Realm is being referred to under the name Boreal.
|Realms & Maps|
|MACMILLAN ESTATE||AUTOHAVEN WRECKERS||COLDWIND FARM||CROTUS PRENN ASYLUM||HADDONFIELD||BACKWATER SWAMP|
|Coal Tower||Azarov's Resting Place||Fractured Cowshed||Disturbed Ward||Lampkin Lane||The Pale Rose|
|Groaning Storehouse||Blood Lodge||Rancid Abattoir||Father Campbell's Chapel||Grim Pantry|
|Ironworks of Misery||Gas Heaven||Rotten Fields|
|Shelter Woods||Wreckers' Yard||The Thompson House|
|Suffocation Pit||Wretched Shop||Torment Creek|
|LÉRY'S MEMORIAL INSTITUTE||RED FOREST||SPRINGWOOD||GIDEON MEAT PLANT||YAMAOKA ESTATE|
|Treatment Theatre||Mother's Dwelling||Badham Preschool||The Game||Family Residence|
|The Dream World||The Ethereal Plane||The Spirit World||The Void|
|The Basement||The Killer Shack|
|MACMILLAN ESTATE||CROTUS PRENN ASYLUM||BACKWATER SWAMP|
|Mini||Infinite Gym||Dead Lake|
|Seb's Dream||Grim Gully|