Showing posts with label Survival Horror. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Survival Horror. Show all posts

Monday, January 20, 2020

Dying Light 2 Delayed

Techland announced that Dying Light 2 to be delayed from its previously scheduled spring 2020 launch window.

Revealed back in E3 2018 at Xbox press conference, upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 from developed by Techland and published by Square Enix was originally set to arrive on spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, CEO of Polish studio Techland, Pawel Marchewka has recently stated in an official announcement that their anticipated open-world zombie action game has now been delayed indefinitely from its previously scheduled date.

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Dying Light 2 Delayed

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Although currently in works to be released on current generation gaming platforms, studio chief technology officer Pawel Rohleder confirmed to have plans to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation game in an interview back in July 2019.

There is still no word on how this delay would affect its release on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It is also possible that Techland may be planning to launch the game for platforms from both generations.

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CEO Pawel Marchewka has lately posted current studio update on official Twitter account of Dying Light.



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Despite aiming for an initial spring 2020 release window, development team had to push back to deliver what they intended. They didn't a renewed launch period just yet and have promised to share more details in coming months.

Dying Light was an unexpected success in 2015 and its follow-up sequel Dying Light 2 has been one of the biggest AAA-title of Q2 2020. Techland has hired former writers from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt team to work on its narrative-based gameplay.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Summerford Teaser Trailer

Indie developer Noisy Valley Studio revealed first teaser trailer for their upcoming survival horror game Summerford.

While fans of survival horror genre are getting remakes of their favorite titles these days on modern consoles, developer/publisher Noisy Valley Studio has been working on their indie horror game Summerford for some time.

Heavy inspired from legacy of survival horror classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, Noisy Valley has recently released a grim new trailer for their upcoming project, which currently has an estimated release window of Q4 2020.

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Summerford Teaser Trailer

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Newly released official Summerford teaser trailer offers a short tour of the titular village of United Kingdom.




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There is not much footage to dive deep into but this brief video nicely captures its overarching themes. Adapting a third-person action adventure playstyle, the game follows same aesthetics and camera angles as golden age horror games.

With a small development team of three members from rural England, Summerford explores a story set in a small UK village of the same name where protagonist character Sam goes looking out for her friends after getting separated.

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Whatever tiny fraction of gameplay is shown gives out similar vibes of early Silent Hill games and developers are attempting to take a modern approach to key-elements from these classic types with improved controls and UI.

They are trying to create an English village that suffered radioactive fallout many years ago. Taken over by nature, countryside surroundings feature less heritage sites and more regular shops where player character would go exploring.

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In terms of enemy types, Noisy Valley would like to ditch psychological aspects of horror and would try to make players feel secluded. There could be a bunch of yet to be revealed grotesque creatures lurking around somewhere there.

Konami has been quiet about reboot of their iconic franchise after 2015 cancelled Hideo Kojima project Silent Hills. However, a sub-section of that genre can still live up to expectations of horror fans through Summerford later in 2020.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hunt: Showdown Comes to PS4

Crytek announces Hunt: Showdown release date for PlayStation 4 version, featuring cross-play with Xbox One.

Starting from February 2018, developer/publisher Crytek has worked their way through Early Access phase of survival horror first-person shooter game Hunt: Showdown to its full release on PC via Steam and Xbox One platform.

Last year, Crytek revealed plans to launch a PlayStation 4 version of their poplar multiplayer shooter by fall 2019 but that got delayed unfortunately and recently, they announced an official release date set for February 18, 2020.

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Hunt: Showdown Comes to PS4

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Partnering up with Koch Media for retail and digital release of console versions worldwide has allowed developers to focus on regular updates and on launch day, players on PS4 will have support for cross-play with Xbox version.

By next year, more content update will eventually roll out on all platforms including new events, Legendary Hunters and weapons. Physical Edition of Hunt for Xbox One consoles will arrive on same day of its PS4 release next month.

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Crytek has previous experience of working on popular FPS genre franchises like Crysis and Far Cry. They have mixed up elements from both PvP and PvE game types for their latest endeavor for a unique bounty hunting shooter IP.

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive shooter title that allows 12-players to go solo or team-up in hunting down ghoulish monsters. Track them down and execute them for handsome rewards but be aware of being double-crossed any time.

Xbox Game Pass for PC to Add A Plague Tale, Gris and More

Xbox Game Pass for PC is starting off January 2020 by adding new games like A Plague Tale, Gris and more.

After debuting back in during E3 2019, a considerably vast library of games was added to Xbox Game Pass for PC. Although still in beta stage, there are nearly 200 titles in collection for its members and many of them are new releases.

Lucky for you, a major nominee from The Game Awards 2019 for "Best Narrative" category and a winner of "Games for Impact" group is listed among upcoming latest lineup of high-quality indie titles announced for Game Pass on PC.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC to Add A Plague Tale, Gris and More

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A Plague Tale: Innocence | PC, Ultimate
Embark a tragic journey of noble young girl Amicia de Rune during dark times of the Hundred Years' War where she is being hunted down by an invading English army as she tries to get her little brother Hugo to doctor Laurentius.

Players need to heavily rely on stealth to avoid getting killed by Inquisition soldiers in this 2019 action-adventure horror game. At that time, a ravenous horde of rats spreading plague can become a tool of their salvation and survival.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence on Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Children of Morta | PC, Ultimate
This story-driven action RPG game from developer Dead Mage and publisher 11 Bit Studios is about a family of heroes. It gameplay mechanics has a blend of action-adventure with roguelike elements and some role-playing aspects.

You will be taking on evil swarms of Mount Morta in single-player or local co-op mode leading an individual character. Members of Bergson family will join raiding procedurally generated dungeons as they are unlocked via player progression.

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Children of Morta on Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Gris | PC, Ultimate
In a world of puzzle-platformer by developer Nomada Studio that is rendered in beautiful watercolor drawings, players assume the role of a girl named Gris who lands onto a colourless Earth after waking up on palm of a huge female statue.

Though often time your objectives are not very clear apparently but you will figure them out eventually on each level. Through actions and exploration, each part of the world would change with a new color and is reflected on its score too.

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Gris on Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Those who have a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate can access all titles on PC platform as well as the ones available on console. It comes bundled with Xbox Live Gold and its multiplayer features along with a large catalog of great games.

Microsoft has an exciting ongoing offer to try out a 3 months membership of Game Pass by spending only $1 for first-time subscribers. Xbox Game Pass is currently giving PC gamers one of the best deals possible for their precious bucks.

Metro Redux Coming to Nintendo Switch

4A Games is bringing ultimate double game collection of Metro Redux for Nintendo Switch next month.

Originally debuted almost a decade ago on all major gaming platforms, critically-acclaimed first-person shooter survival horror game series Metro from developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Later, a definitive version of two-game bundle released as Metro Redux that collects Metro 2033 and its sequel Metro: Last Light. Currently available for pre-order, Switch version will arrive by end of next month, on February 28, 2020.

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Metro Redux Coming to Nintendo Switch

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In a brief new official announcement trailer, key-aspects of Metro Redux for Switch are highlighted.




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4A Games have ported these classic remakes for Switch console from ground up including all DLC content from both games. Players will be able to choose between "Spartan" and "Survival" modes to experience main story campaign.

Ordering a physical edition from select retailers in advance will get you a Ranger Cache pre-order pack, which features a double sided alternate artwork inlay, double sided art cards, game case sleeve, pin badge set and A2 double sided poster.

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Ranger Cache Pre-Order Pack

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Metro franchise is based on novels of same name by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, where you play as Artyom, a member of Spartan Ranger who is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic Russia and fighting mutant horrors in Moscow underground.

Metro Redux was released back in 2014 as a single package and will become available for Nintendo Switch in a 16GB cartridge. Deep Silver has also announced individual launch of both 2033 and Last Light Redux digitally on eShop.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Overview Trailer

Rebellion studio has released a "101 Trailer" for upcoming Zombie Army 4: Dead War, highlighting major features.

Coming out only within a few weeks on February 4, 2020, survival horror third-person shooter game Zombie Army 4: Dead War from developer/publisher Rebellion Developments is set to arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dead War is a major step up from 2015 Sniper Elite series spin-off Zombie Army Trilogy and as a sequel to its add-on predecessors. Recently, a new overview trailer has been released shortly ahead of its anticipated release next month.

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War Overview Trailer

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In a newly released 6-minute long 101 trailer, Rebellion attempts to give you a roundup of ZA4: Dead War.




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Latest trailer for Zombie Army 4 dives deep inside its story premise and some gameplay aspects in overall. It all begins in 1945 when Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler summoned an army of living dead to avoid defeat by desperately executing "Plan Z".

Though they have left Europe in ruins but Führer was defeated by members of Resistance and was thrown into the fiery pits of Hell. His undead followers kept roaming around even after a year until a new force of darkness came out.

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Dead War invites brave newcomers and veteran players into a terrifying campaign mode that expands upon multiple levels. There will be no shortage of deadly zombie hordes to face off on your own or in 4-player co-op mode.

Aside from regular recruits from legion of dead, there is some overly unhinged one that belongs to elite class. Some of these crazies will wield weapons like chainsaw, flamethrowers and heavy machine guns to use them against you at will.

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Beware of Zombie Sharks

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This undead plague has infected more than Nazi human flesh and has managed to corrupt War Machines present in battlefield. It has tainted almost everything it touched and now you have to look out for giant zombie sharks in waters.

Of course, players will be given a number of weapon choices to fight back like primary rifle and secondary shotgun to shoot off those nasty skulls or blow up their testicles and enjoy watching it in slow-motion with X-Ray Kill Cam feature.

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Those who wants to take time with their kills can switch to pistol for landing more accurate shots. Unlocking special ability for any and each weapons through playing will allow survivors to deliver a powerful overkill move on enemies.

Set up targets in a line to blow up couple of heads at once in quick-fire or choose melee attack when cornered. This will give you time to fend yourself and restore health but don't forget to use special melee finishing for a larger group.

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Taking advantage of your surrounding environment, distract those nasty bastards with trigger decoys that are set to explode. Also set off electrified floors to incapacitate a pack or dice them all up by activating a whirling propeller blade.

Player arsenal has items like grenades, mines and trip-wires to lure enemies into traps or use divine energy to damage them. Thanks to a deep progression system, there are 100 ranks to upgrade your character and customize their loadout.

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Undead Airman Pack Pre-Order Bonus

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Activating special perks and skills will particularly come in handy to deal with minions of Hitler. Find precious weapon upgrades to expand your armory as well as special execution moves alongside various cosmetic items and emotes.

Finally, there will be a Horde mode to test the abilities of a survivor to overcome great odds. Tackling through wave after waves of undead will advance you to new levels and offer you exceptional rewards for your efforts.

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Receive pre-order bonus Undead Airman Character pack with Standard Edition or any version of ZA4. To get additional campaign levels, outfit, skins and weapons bundle along with base game, purchase Super Deluxe Edition for $79.99 only.

In less than a month, Zombie Army 4: Dead War is scheduled to launch on all confirmed platforms. PC version of the game will remain a timed exclusive to Epic Games Store for a year before Rebellion releases it on Steam.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer

Capcom releases new trailer for Resident Evil 3 Remake focused on Nemesis, Umbrella soldiers and more.

Following immense success of Resident Evil 2 Remake from last year, developer/publisher Capcom came out announcing its sequel survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players who are still being haunted by a menacing Tyrant bioweapon named Mr. X will have a new enemy to deal with. After showing brief silhouettes in past trailer, a new footage is released focusing on RE3 antagonist Nemesis.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer

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Nemesis trailer showcase a relentless pursuer running amok in Raccoon City for any surviving S.T.A.R.S members.




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Only over a minute long, the trailer shifts first-person perspective of announcement footage to a third-person view where former S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine is shown to have been struggling to get out of her pursuer's way.

She made it out of a flaming apartment and their confrontation hits streets of the city where Nemesis hurls her onto a car using his tentacles but help comes her way soon in form of a surviving U.B.C.S. member Carlos Oliveira.

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Brotherhood of U.B.C.S.

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He and his fellow mercenary Tyrell Patrick is seen to head for Raccoon City Police Department, before or after Leon S. Kennedy made his rounds. Jill later meets with rest of his friends like Mikhail Victor and others inside a cable car.

Sergeant Nikolai Zinoviev thinks Jill is a liability and then she ran off to distract her approaching adversary from them. Gameplay moments of shooting down zombies and what is likely seem to be Hunter creatures are showed in between story bits.

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Return of Hunters

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Though Nemesis is designed using model of Mr. X, he is much more strong and intelligent due to an improved AI used by Capcom. In past, he only used to carry a rocket launcher but now he has a huge flamethrower mounted on his back.

His persuade of Jill is more intense than it was in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis since most of his interaction is not scripted. There will be more fateful encounters with this monstrosity and he is well equipped to do much more damage than before.

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Chasing of S.T.A.R.S.

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This cat-and-mouse game eventually comes to an end when her chaser comes in front of her car and they both crash. Future trailer launching ahead of RE3 release would likely to feature further mutation of this enraged beast.

Players will have to wait only a few months until they can get their hands on Resident Evil 3 Remake on all major platforms and step into a reimagined Raccoon City for an exciting journey of survival amidst an iconic outbreak from 1999.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Mercenaries Mode and Multiple Endings

Upcoming Resident Evil 3 will not include Mercenaries Mode and multiple endings like 1999 original title.

We are only less than four months away from release of upcoming highly-anticipated survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake from developer/publisher Capcom for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 3, 2020.

Although RE3 is a remake of original 1999 game, it will undergo a few makeovers than last year's Resident Evil 2 Remake. A few features like fan-favorite Mercenaries mode and multiple endings will not make it to final version.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Mercenaries Mode and Multiple Endings

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When news surrounding RE3 Remake has first emerged online, many fans assume to see return of Mercenaries mode but that hope is shot down in an interview with Capcom producers from recent issue of official PlayStation Magazine UK.

There were several unique endings in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which would often occur when players would follow different paths willingly or sometime forcibly but developers bailed out on that as well in favor of a definitive main story.

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Twitter user Nibellion has posted these newly revealed details along with a Reddit link for pages from OPM.


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Upon completion of RE3: Nemesis story mode, a mini-game mode titled "The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal" would eventually unlock and task players to complete a bunch of objectives throughout Raccoon City in set time.

Players could take control of one of Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service members Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev. This is more like an extended version of bonus modes from RE2 featuring HUNK and Tofu.

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Sewers of Raccoon City

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In latest reimagining of a classic, they are cutting off Mercenaries in favor of its asymmetrical multiplayer mode Resident Evil: Resistance that lets four players to take part as survivors against a fifth one taking role of a Mastermind.

This character can pit survivors into traps and send zombies or Mr. X after them to stop them from getting away. Revealed earlier in a glitch, Umbrella scientist Annette Birkin will also be a playable Mastermind with her ultimate being G-monster.

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Despite not being explorable as an open-world game, you will be able to explore city hospital, shops and streets in RE3. At one point, Jill will find herself into Raccoon City sewer system and come across returning enemies like mutant worms and such.

Other than being completely redesigned in a new avatar, Carlos Oliveira will be playable for an extended level than his original run. His role in getting a cure of T-virus from hospital will most likely be prolonged in latest iteration of the game.

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Jill Meets U.B.C.S. Mercs

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Also, main antagonist character Nemesis would be based on model of Mr. X from RE2 but will receive an improved version of AI. Developers have created a lifelike version of the Tyrant monster to scan it using photogrammetry tech.

Unlike earlier, his appearance is not scripted or restricted on Raccoon City Police Department corridors anymore. Instead, he will now out without a leash and roaming around seeking for his primary target, former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine.

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Compared to brand-new online experience Project Resistance within Resident Evil universe, Mercenaries mode had significantly less content to work on and old-school RE3 fans who likes to play alone would surely miss it a lot.

Although Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 3 doesn't offer much gameplay depth, it still is an enjoyable experience with nostalgic value. Therefore, getting rid of this unlockable mini-game from its remake actually makes less sense.