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

Friday, August 10, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

The Premium Edition of Resident Evil 2 Remake worth $900 feels overpriced for a Bluetooth mechanical keyboard and masking tapes.

Back in 2015, when producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi were announcing about their attempt for Resident Evil 2 Remake, he may not have anticipated that how  much overwhelming the crowd response would be when they would finally reveal the first look at the project at E3 2018 press conference in Los Angeles. We got a trailer, gameplay reveal and even confirmation for a Collector’s Edition already. Recently, developer/publisher Capcom has unveiled a Premium Edition for Japan.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

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For a whooping 99,800 Yen or around somewhat $900, this Premium Edition for RE2Make happens to be the most pricy piece of merch and fans are baffled by this overpriced surprise. Titled Biohazard RE: 2 Z Version Premium Edition, the package contains a copy of the full game, a 12-inch statue of Leon Kennedy in his RPD uniform, 32-page official art book, CD of original soundtracks, voucher code to download DLC, a renovation design poster of Raccoon Police Station and the iconic item box.

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Premium Ink Ribbon Package

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However, these are all the contents you can get in a Collector’s Edition and are roughly worth $225. The question remains, what is the rest of the money are for? Turns out, an official vintage modeled Lexington typewriter that is actually a bluetooth enabled USB keyboard and four ink ribbons rolled up as masking/washi tape are what raises the price. This fully-functional keyboard compatible with Mac and Windows has a stand on it not to put a blank paper but to mount your tablet or smartphone.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake to Include Deleted Concepts

Despite trying to make the design of the typewriter as traditional as possible, it doesn't look anything like the one shown in Resident Evil 2 Remake. If you simply order the original model of this modified version, you can acquire it for only $249. Therefore, it takes approximately $475 to get all of the goodies mentioned above. Two in-game items, Samurai Edge – Chris and Jill Model pistols doesn't seem to cost much as well. So, we are still trying to figure out what that extra $425 is for!

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Typewriters from Resident Evil 2 Remake

RELATED: Capcom Open to More Resident Evil Remake

Now we are not sure if the pack is Japan-only release or will it ever come to North America and any other region but will find out soon. January 25, 2019, the survivor horror classic is expected to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One priced only $59.99 for the base game. Capcom is also backing up Resident Evil 2: The Board Game as an official tabletop creation and apparently is very interested in producing more remake titles in future seeing massive positive feedback from die-hard fans.

We Happy Few Secret Ending!

Survival horror title We Happy Few offers players a secret ending without forcing him to go through all the troubles.

Psychedelic horror game with action-adventure elements, We Happy Few from Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing is finally out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game is slightly undermined after release despite much anticipation that was build around by player following its reveal, the game has a vivid interactive world and an engaging story. Recently, a shortcut is found to end the game very quickly without facing the twist and turn of events to reach conclusion.

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We Happy Few Secret Ending!

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

To get the secret ending, you will start with Arthur Hastings' story after the game begins and he will be running his Redactor device to check and remove reference sources of tragedies regarding mind-altering campaigns of Wellington Wells. He will come across an article that refers to a tragic past regarding his younger brother Percy. This presents a quick turn of events to players with a choice to take a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy" to remove his sadness or try to think freely.

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

To go ahead and see what challenges the world of WHF has in store for you; most players would refrain from taking the pill. On the contrary, if Arthur ends up taking the Joy pill, he will go back to his happy life without ever meeting other playable characters Sally and Ollie to dig deep about the dark secrets the city hides from everyone. In recent memory, similar hidden ending was found in Ubisoft's action-adventure FPS title Far Cry 5, where you could see the game end in 10 minutes.

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Finish We Happy Few in 2 Minutes!

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Ollie Starkey

If the idea of playing though the entire plot in a British dystopia of 60's doesn't seem that appealing to you at all then you can always take the low road and get away. Of course, any gamer under normal circumstances would generally want to go through the entire story of the game once they get their hands on it but for some unknown reason, Compulsion Games decided to let people take a quick exit. So, anyone is looking for a quick way out to end credits, you know now how to get there.

RELATED: We Happy Few is Delayed Again

Adding this secret ending was a fine nod to display how an indulged populace has become a social norm these days and how taking less aggressive actions can sometime get you out of situations. We Happy Few entered Steam's Early Access program after a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and upon being delayed back in January, they even offered a refund. Finally, things were sorted out when Microsoft Studios acquired the studio and helped them launch the game on 10 August 2018.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Official Trailer

Ahead of launch a few days later, Telltale Games drops an official trailer for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season today.

We are only five days away from upcoming episodic adventure survival horror game Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season from releasing on August 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since this one is the last installment from the series, developer/publisher Telltale Games are trying to take things to a scale that fans and players remembers. So, to bring Clementine's long-running story of surviving zombie-apocalypse is coming altogether in an official trailer released just now.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Official Trailer

RELATED: Import Game Saves with Telltale's Walking Dead Story Builder

Without revealing too much of the plot, the official trailer for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season offers glimpses on what is at stake now.




RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

Paying respect to a character from early phase of the series, we are then shown a dark present where survivors are still trying to live against all odds and facing emotional crack in every turn. Looking back at past, where Telltale's Walking Dead begin its journey with Lee Everett and a young Clem from Atlanta, The Final Season marches ahead to the current events. A lot of Clementine's attitude towards complicated situations and tough-as-nails will to survive came from her mentor Lee.

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Gameplay Demo

As she recalls her time with Lee around, her newfound friend Marlon of the Boarding School group tries to relate with her about losing loved ones. Everyone is living here safely despite facing some trouble occasionally but they all watch each other's back. When the gang shows skepticism about little AJ on whether or not he can take care of himself, he showed them that he is more than capable. Soon, their safe heaven is threatened and hordes of walkers invade their new home.

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Lee Everret Protected Clementine

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

Episode one, Done Running will mark a journey to the end with Clementine and her young protégé AJ. There is a demo offering first 15 minutes of gameplay to take an early trip right now. You can still place your pre-order of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season for only $19.99 on PS4, Steam and Xbox to get The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection for free as a bonus. It includes all three seasons with The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC and spin-off title The Walking Dead: Michonne.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

We Happy Few Introduces Ollie Starkey

Compulsion Games introduces We Happy Few’s final playable character Ollie Starkey.

Developer Compulsion Games along with publisher Gearbox Publishing and Microsoft Studios will take you to a tour of alternate reality 60's English town Wellington Wells in We Happy Few to assume different roles of an enlightened citizen, who is trying to escape the surroundings of drug-induced inhabitants after discovering deep dark secrets of it no one tells you about. Today, we are here with the final playable character of the game, Ollie Starkey as it is only days away from being released.

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We Happy Few Introduces Ollie Starkey

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

Just like Arthur and Sally, Ollie had an awakening about the fact that the retro-futuristic city they live in has some terrible dark past and a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy" is doing that. Being a mad Scotsman and ex-soldier, he is not liked by everyone around him and he hates television celebrity Uncle Jack but he has an invisible friend though. Despite pitted against all odds, he did keep his Scottish heritage intact and even managed to survive in the Garden District nearing old train station.

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On their take on Ollie's character, art director Whitney Clayton wanted to go for someone who is a tough nut to crack. While he is still wearing his old military jacket and old army boots, he is more than a soldier who notices the anomaly of his society. Although he may not remember all of his past in entirety, he finds purpose in life upon discovering secrets of the Victory Memorial Camp. Like the other two playable figures, Ollie Starkey has his unique perks and abilities that will help him uncover the truth.

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More Than A Soldier

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

The journey of the game begin with a Kickstarter campaign and then to Early Access on Steam, where it faced some delay that led the developers into removing the game entirely from Valve's digital distribution platform and offer refunds. Thankfully, everything is back on track again after the indie studio was acquired by Microsoft Studios and now scheduled to release on 10 August 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Import Game Saves with Telltale's Walking Dead Story Builder

Developer Telltale Games introduces a brand-new interactive browser-based tool Story Builder to reconstruct Clementine's story.

When Telltale Games launched their episodic adventure game Telltale's The Walking Dead back in 2012, the gameplay experience was all centered on the choices player used to make and facing consequences for their decisions. Throughout the latter seasons the formula remained the same but it is very much possible that those saved choices were gone over time when a new console generation came. Recently, a web-based interactive tool called "Story Builder" is introduced to bring those moments back.

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Import Game Saves with Telltale's Walking Dead Story Builder 

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

The original game was released in a time of PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 consoles, which then later expanded to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One eventually. So, it is very much understandable if you have just lost saved game progress along the way and so, the developer launched this browser-based mechanism where you go back to some of the impactful moments from the series to create a distinctive version of Clementine to import in The Final Season.

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Long Road Home

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

When you are done forging your Clem, it is ready to be saved in the cloud using a Telltale Games account to access it later for The Final Season on their preferred platform. To catch up with series-defining moments and explore the roots once again, Telltale also offers you The Walking Dead Collection as a pre-order bonus on consoles if you happen to place your order before August 14, which includes all past three seasons, 400 Days DLC and the spin-off Michonne mini-series.

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Relive Those Harrowing Moments

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Gameplay Demo

We would like to point out that importing the save file you created to the game is only limited to The Walking Dead: A New Frontier or The Walking Dead Collection. Also, importing saves are not cross-compatible between PS4 and Xbox One. However, both of these consoles will accept cloud saves from Android, iOS and PC. Therefore, saved progress from Season One or Season Two made in PS3 and Xbox 360 cannot be imported in any ways. For a detailed instruction, check out "Importing Saves Guide".

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Clementine Gets Brutal

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Details

The Walking Dead: The Final Season is currently set to release on August 14 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with an expected port on Nintendo Switch at some later time. Since we are less than two weeks away from launch, you better hurry up and use the Story Builder to get a Clementine reflecting your choices and get a downloadable poster based on your results. We tried our luck and find out our Clem is a brutal one, which is pretty normal and a required quality in a zombie-apocalypse survivor.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Capcom Open to More Resident Evil Remake

According to their recent financial results, Capcom is definitely on board for more Resident Evil Remake.

Although developer/publisher Capcom took almost three years just to reveal the first look for upcoming survivor horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake at E3 2018 press conference after initially announcing the project in 2015, fans reaction to their effort was mostly positive despite some minor fraction of the fan-base. The venture began with Resident Evil HD Remaster back in 2015 by releasing a high-definition version of the original game and now looks like they are going to remake more titles.

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Capcom Open to More Resident Evil Remake

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector’s Edition Announced

As their first quarter financial results call came out recently, they were discussing their strategy with market in a Q&A session, where they talked about Monster Hunter: World and a few other titles from their mobile game library. They also stated that following favorable reception of RE2 Remake at E3, Capcom is thinking about exploring further with variety of properties they still have in fold, which clearly suggests more Resident Evil games will join the remake march when RE2MAKE succeeds.

"It was received very well at E3, and in order to tie this first success to actual sales we are working out our promotional strategy. Further, regarding remakes and rereleases of titles in our back catalog, we expect to explore these further with a variety of properties as a part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP."

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake's Hardest Part Was Alligator

After RE2 Remake, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is arguably the most fitting title to receive the remake treatment. Partly, because it is the next most deserving game in the series to get reworked and mostly because, doing that will complete a classic trilogy of game being remade. Besides, fans are hugely speculating RE3 to be the next in line of getting revamped when Capcom posted a photo of titular monster Nemesis on their official Twitter account on Friday the 13th of July.

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Fan-Favorite Resident Evil 2 Characters

RELATED: Capcom Teasing Resident Evil 3 Remake?

Considered the best game in the series, Resident Evil 2 not only has some of the franchise defining moments but also some of the scariest ones. Two of the fan-favorite characters Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy made their debut through this installment as well. Players also get to revisit the tragic tale of another beloved character Lieutenant Marvin Branagh of Raccoon City Police Department who does more than just sitting around wounded and came to save Leon's life at one point.

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

Telltale Games have released a free demo for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season on consoles.

Based on popular monthly ongoing comic-book series from Image Comics by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt), episodic adventure game Telltale’s The Walking Dead has come a long way since 2012 and now almost nearing to a glorious end. Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season is about to release the first of intended four episodes on August 14 and developer Telltale Games decides to be generous by offering a free demo to experience on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Gameplay Demo

Of course, dedicated fans already knows how exhilarating and heart-pounding experience the franchise is known for delivering but because this is the last season and many newcomers want to join in, Telltale have arranged for this demo to enjoy a free ride to the first 15 minutes of journey into the post-apocalyptic world in the shoes of series protagonist Clementine and her young protégé Alvin Jr., who is simply called AJ. Even though relatively short, the demo can still instill shock in you.

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

This free demo that you are allowed to try on console is basically the same experience of 15-minutes opening sequence walkthrough from episode one released a few days earlier, where along with AJ, Clementine goes out looking for supplies, only to come across a horde and an old threat from past during scavenging. Despite being quite short in length, it gives player a sound idea of how the newly introduced over-the-shoulder camera and unscripted combat system actually works in-game.

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Continuation of Clementine's Story

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Details

It is true that Telltale Games' long-running episodic graphic adventure themed on survival horror element only got better with each installment but arguably, the original is still their best work. In terms of game-playing style and storytelling perspective, Telltale's Walking Dead has only evolved with time. Still using their same old graphics engine for the game, the studio promises to use it for the last time. Players on PC are now waiting for their turn with a free demo anytime soon.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

Compulsion Games introduces mysterious playable character Sally Boyle from We Happy Few.

Away from only little longer than a week, psychedelic horror game We Happy Few from Compulsion Games, Gearbox Publishing and Microsoft Studios is scheduled to launch on 10 August, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox One X. The developer and publishers have already unveiled first playable character Arthur Hastings from the game, who is an everyday common man. Now, another mysterious character of Sally Boyle is about to join the roster of players this week.

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We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

One of the few people that see through the dark history of the city of Wellington Wells is Sally Boyle and she is in a race against time to run away from her terrible neighbors. While the artificially-enthused society around her constantly wants her to indulge in a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy", she is looking for a way out of this forced madness upon them. For her grooviest fashion sense, Sally is deemed as a wonderful girl in this alternative reality, retro-futuristic city of 1960's England.

RELATED: We Happy Few is Delayed Again

Aside from being a chemist who assists one of the doctors in creating Joy, she is very dazzling and witty. During her character design process, art director Whitney Clayton wanted her to be both a clever chemist and an iconic social figure that everyone knows. However, her glamorous and smart outlook is just a front to hide her secret past that can get her killed if it ever comes out. Her unique appearance and stance is heavily inspired by 60's fashion models like Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick.

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Sally Boyle Can Escape Detection

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Already met Arthur Hastings and Sally Boyle, two aware citizens of Wellington Wells, the introduction of Ollie Starkey is due up next. We Happy Few initially started from a Kickstarter campaign by developer studio Compulsion Games. Then Gearbox Publishing took charge of publishing the game and it entered Early Access on Steam. The game was pulled out from Valve's distribution platform because of delay and now Microsoft Studios has acquired the developers.