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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Evil Within 2 First-Person Mode Update

While everyone around the world is in the mood for Valentine's Day, developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks was busy thinking what to give their fans this year on such an occasion. They eventually came up with an idea for their survival horror title The Evil Within 2, that is something many players have been asking for since the release. They have brought an update that will let you play the game in first-person view.

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The Evil Within 2 First Person Mode Update

RELATED: The Evil Within 2 Ending Explained

With a brand-new trailer from Bethesda, we see the horrific things inside STEM through Sebastian’s eyes now.




Following the launch of The Evil Within 2, some curious fans discovered that part of the game can be played in a first-person mode and for a survival horror title, that is truly a mind-blowing experience. So, they started requesting to the community to make this feature available for the entirety of the game and looks like Tango Gameworks have granted their wish. With the newly released update for the game, you can now play the whole game in first-person perspective regardless of your platform.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: Customize Experience


To get the first-person view activated in The Evil Within 2, you need to go to Options>General> First-Person Mode>Enabled and you are all good to go play the game from Detective Sebastian Castellanos' viewpoint. Depending on your in-game situation, you can turn off the mode and switch back to the regular perspective. This chance to toggling the mode on and off at times can also shift the outcome of your gameplay a bit.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2 Tie-In Comics

The success of other first-person horror games like Outlast II and Resident Evil 7 clearly depicts how much people love to experience the gameplay of this genre first hand as all the threat seems more lifelike and scarier, which is the point of playing a horror game in the first place for most. So, Producer Shinsaku Ohara of Tango Gameworks decided to gave it a shot when fans started requesting for it.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: "Survive" Gameplay Trailer


Survival horror game The Evil Within 2 was published by Bethesda Softworks to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is also a chance for you to get a Free Trial for the game and the first-person mode will also be there. Plus, upon purchasing the title, your progress will be carried to the main game and you get a 50% off on digital sale. The offer is valid till February 19 for Steam and February 20 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Friday, January 19, 2018

We Happy Few is Delayed Again

A psychedelic horror game from Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing, We Happy Few will take you to 60's English town, Wellington Wells for a survival experience of a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy". The game had a release date set for April 13, 2018 to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide. However, if you were looking forward to get into that adventure, you will have to wait a bit longer than that.

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We Happy Few is Delayed Again

Below is an important production update from developer Compulsion Games by producer Guillaume Provost and COO Sam Abbott that sheds light on the matter we are talking about here.




The high hopes of entering in an alternate reality jolly old England of the 1960's through the game We Happy Few is once again delayed and the developers got reason for that. So far, they are already done completing all the content they intended for the game but after some observation, they realized that the title could use some more work to be better than it is now and for that to happen, they will need some more time to give it a polish.

RELATED: We Happy Few Announced for PlayStation 4

All Compulsion Games wants to do is to change and rebuild the first few hours of We Happy Few to give it their desired look and that pushes the game to summer of 2018. The game featured three different campaigns to play with and one of them needs some more work, which is the protagonist Arthur’s story. So, the dev team is pausing and getting back to it again to give meanings to his narrative. The end of the video also reveals another main character of the game, Sally and there is still one more to reveal.

Beginning with a Kickstarter campaign, We Happy Few successfully entered Early Access on Steam and for Xbox One. The game already left a bad impression to the eagerly anticipating players when it was priced for $60 for being a "full sized, retail game". Developers are offering a refund opportunity for anyone who purchased the game on Early Access and they will remove the game from Steam on February 1 until a later day near release.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Update

Aside from developing the first-person shooter video game Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2, Tripwire Interactive is better known for their seasonal events. It begin in 2010 with Twisted Christmas update and now Tripwire is back with their annual Xmas-themed event this holiday season with the release of the Krampus Christmas Seasonal Event! This one is a free content patch the players can get now which will let them join ad enjoy the event till January 9.

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Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Update

As part of their commitment to support Killing Floor 2, Tripwire brings free updates and new events every now and then from the post-release of the game. Check out this clip below for a good look at the features of Krampus Christmas seasonal event.




A holiday season update calls for all the new sets of holiday-themed Zeds for you to blow their brains out and so you got your wish fulfilled here. They are not your average waves of Zeds from the regular Killing Floor 2 campaigns. They all got new looks and new voices done to make them unique. Krampus Christmas update will be adding two new weapons; the Freeze Thrower and the UMP submachine gun. However, the Freeze Thrower weapon is exclusively accessible for Xbox One players.

RELATED: Killing Floor 2 Makes Xbox One Debut

This one is also bringing a new map Krampus Lair for you to explore this upcoming holiday and clear out the dead meats. Seasonal events can never be complete without a new dreaded boss and our big-nasty is called Krampus, The Abomination. He is huge and terrible, so do not expect him to fall so easily. You can find him in Krampus Lair, where he has kept all of Santa’s workers and turned them into his minions to hunt you down. During this event, you have the chance to win over 50 seasonal items

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Krampus, The Abomination

As usual updates goes, Krampus Christmas Update offers you new achievements and exclusive rewards upon completion of certain objectives. Tripwire Interactive's fifth game Killing Floor 2 is already out now to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can get your hands on the game for a 50% discount following a free weekend on Steam that will expire on December 18.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

World War Z Game Announced

Based on the fictional works of author Max Brooks, 2013's zombie flick World War Z by director Marc Foster broke into the mainstream movie race by smashing the box-office and becoming the highest-grossing zombie movie of all time. A huge credit for this success goes to actor Brad Pitt (Fight Club, Inglourious Basterds) for his Hollywood stardom. The franchise is now getting a video game adaptation of its own by Saber Interactive and Paramount Pictures.

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World War Z Game Announced

At the night of 2017 The Game Awards, came the big announcement of World War Z video game and the reveal trailer gave us a quick look at what sort of zombie wave players are going to face in the game.




Saber Interactive's World War Z is going to be a four player co-op survival shooter with lot of actions set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by the undead. Players will be carrying out mission across the globe in various locations as Moscow, New York and Jerusalem. Something tells me that we are going to re-visit a few places we saw in the film. The trailer also suggests that there will be situations in-game where hundreds of walking dead will swarm the screen.

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Unrelenting Zombie Horde

Developer Saber Interactive has expertise in the field of quality game making and they have already worked on projects like Inversion, Quake Champions and Timeshift. So, hopefully their experience will help create another upcoming blockbuster game. Paramount Pictures wants to give players a unique experience that is based on the World War Z universe and those who loved the movie in the first place are going to love the game even more.

Currently, World War Z will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One once it comes out. The game will test your survival skills with not just the capacity to shoot and neutralize your undead enemies but also to save your skin using barriers, traps and your surroundings. Though no official release date is announced yet, the game is expecting a 2018 outing.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Developer Bohemia Interactive's open world survival video game DayZ has been in Early Access on Steam from 2013 and it has actually helped shape the popular Battle Royale game mode these days. For four years it is on early alpha testing and now, finally the game is leaving Steam Early Access on 2018. That means, DayZ will see a full-game release next year and Bohemia also confirmed that the game will also see its console release on the same year.

Although the developers expected to ship the game back in 2015 but couldn't make it but looks like they mean serious business this time. DayZ's Early Access period is not only one of the longest in the gaming history but also one of the most exhausting too. However, through a recent Blog Post, they have made known that since 2017 is an impossible target to reach, they will accomplish the goal next year.

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

DayZ was meant to be for PC in the beginning but now we know that Bohemia is thinking of entering the world of consoles too, which by the way is a great initiative for the game. Initially, the game will be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but as the PS4 version still needs work to be done, we still have to wait for some solid dates on that as Bohemia Interactive works on fixing that in the mean time.

Considering another open world survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds heading to Xbox One, these steps are pretty huge for the studio. While the Beta and update 0.63 will turn into version 1.0 or a full game, it surely will not be the final product. Because, they are being realistic here and they simply lack the support they need for it right now.

The fast-paced gameplay and the thrill of survival are the key-elements which got the players hooked to DayZ. This experience comes in effect after hours of playing but on the other hand, modern day phenomenon like Fortnite or PUBG will make your heart racing with that feeling in a much shorter time. Nevertheless, DayZ is a game of its own right and it's nice that Bohemia is finally getting there. Now it sure is the time to get hyped for the community of gamers who are a fan of the game.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Telltale’s Walking Dead Collection Announced

Developer studio Telltale Games has successfully mastered the art of episodic graphic adventure narrating through their acclaimed Walking Dead series and that is no news to the fans or the world. Then came two installments, a spin-off and an oncoming season is also in the line for 2018 release. Sometimes, we do wonder what it would be like if there was a collection of all the episodes from Telltale’s The Walking Dead series packed into one? It seems that we are not the one thinking about that.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead Collection Announced

Looks like, Telltale has also entertained the idea of a bundle where all 19 episodes from Season 1-3 and Michonne mini-series will be included along with The Walking Dead: 400 Days. They have taken an initiative of bringing their award-winning Walking Dead series into one place. Check out the trailer Telltale has released recently for The Walking Dead Collection.




Now, this is not the only exciting news. Every episode that came out before "A New Frontier" was released will be graphically enhanced to experience the horrors of a post-apocalyptic world to a new scale. To give us a better idea of how the visual experience will differentiate from the earlier installments from the visually upgraded version, Telltale has gave us a peek with some awesome side-by-side shots for comparison.

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The Walking Dead Visual Upgrade Sample 01

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead series tells a story of a bunch of zombie apocalypse survivors and the main plot is revolved around the character Clementine throughout all three seasons of the game. Reportedly, she will also be the primary protagonist of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, awaiting a 2018 release date. The studio also announced the return of renowned writer Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Eli) in the house to consult the theme for the final season.

The entire box set, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection will be available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from December 5th, 2017. Sources tell that the collection will be priced $49.99 only for physical copies or digital downloads. Any release date of the version for PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices are yet to be announced.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

A PlayStation 3 exclusive by developer Naughty Dog's creative director Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us literally took over the hive minds of the fans, who didn't only loved this new dig at action-adventure survival horror but also sort of developed a bond with Joel and Ellie. Needless to say that this masterpiece truly deserved a sequel and we got confirmation from the creators of the game for one too. But even that was almost a year ago.

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The Last of Us Part II Paris Games Week 2017 Premiere Trailer

Now, what we're here to tell you about is that, The Last of Us Part II has kept you in the dark enough with any details of the game up until this point and now that wait is over as Naughty Dog has just released a premiere trailer for The Last of Us Part II. The trailer is down below for you to take a good look on what you are about to get into.




The footage that we see is derived from the Naughty Dog engine, running the game on PlayStation 4 Pro. Yeah, you could probably tell by the high-def quality.

We are almost pretty accustomed to the idea that The Last of Us is a story about Joel and Ellie. To some extent, it is. Probably, no one will argue on that. However, the developers decided to go on a different track with the trailer and they started with a bunch of new characters we never knew of.

We see two hooded person dragging a semi-unconscious young female character while it is heavily pouring, through a place in the woods where many are already left hanging. Now, this young girl looks a lot like Ellie but got a muscular physique. They dropped their torch on a burning car nearby and attempts to hang the girl. After setting her on a noose prop, the girl was about to be interrogated when another hostage is brought in.

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Upon refusing to answer, they brutally broke the elbow of the hostage using a hammer. A character from shadows help these two get free of their captors by killing them with arrows, only to be faced by a horde of infected afterwards. The young female protagonist stands strong against the oncoming wave with the hammer in her hand now.

There is no apparent release date for The Last of Us Part II and we still got no sight of Joel either. Since, Ellie will be the primary character of the game that is not too surprising though. At this point, we know nothing about what the game is about to unleash upon us and how we would react then. So, till we get more to go on with this one, I say we wait.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Resident Evil 7 Sells 4 Million Copies

The attempt to re-define the genre of survival horror video game by Capcom was quite successful and we can tell that by the response of fans and critics over the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Another news on the horizon is that the game has just sold over 4 million copies recently. Despite being a great number, it fails to please the developer and publisher studio. Now this landmark of reaching 4 million unit sales of Resident Evil 7 was set by Capcom earlier this year and looks like they have just reached their target already.

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Resident Evil 7 Sells 4 Million Copies

However, they expected to cross the mark a bit earlier than it has. Because, they made assumption before launch that the game will sell an estimate of 4 million copies within a very short time after its release and it actually took nearly seven months for Resident Evil 7 to do that. When Resident Evil 7 shipped 3.5 million copies on release, they took this as a sign of a solid start and then it kind of slowed down.

The actual estimate made by Capcom was a total of 10 million copies for a lifetime but given the fact that while they earned critical acclaim for re-inventing the series with RE7, this move from Capcom has also made a lot of old Resident Evil fanboys upset. This doesn't essentially made the game a flop one but the way they have revamped the world of Resident Evil as we knew it, plus a new way of game-playing along with several DLC to expand the game even further calls for a bit more revenue stream to be honest.

Another reason for Capcom's disappointment could be the fact that the previous installment of the franchise; Resident Evil 6 managed to sell a total of 4.8 million copies and that was actually a lot worse game compared to this one. Still, there are hopes for them to reach their estimate 10 million unit sell as the overall life-cycle of games have significantly expanding these days. Plus, a great number of players go for digital download and those numbers are greater than the ones who buy game disks.

RELATED: Resident Evil 7 'Not a Hero' DLC Delayed

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RE7: Gold Edition Launches on December 12

Also, Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition is coming this December 12 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which contains upcoming DLC packs "Not a Hero" and "End of Zoe" as well as previously released Banned Footage Volume 1 and 2. Now, this can hopefully increase a sells raise of the game a bit.