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

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, this 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Evil Within 2 Ending Explained

Being famous for being created by Resident Evil game creator Shinji Mikami, which despite being a survival horror is not-Resident Evil. Tango Gameworks brilliantly picked up many elements of its spiritual mentor and yet managed to be a unique series of its own, teaming up with Bethesda Softworks. Players got to go into a world that is completely other-worldly and was built with elements of horrors.

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The Evil Within 2 Ending Explained

The game is just out now and it's been only a few days after. So, out best guess is that, many of you who have stumbled onto this post have not probably finished the entire game yet. It will take you over 16 hours more or less to finish The Evil Within 2 and as we are about to do a lot of spoiler, you might as well finish the game first and read this article if you don't want to be spoiled in advance.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE EVIL WITHIN 2.

The game revolves around police detective Sebastian Castellanos of Krimson City, who was in charge of a mass murder case at Beacon Mental Hospital. His investigation led him with his partner Joseph Oda and Junior Detective Juli Kidman into a world of abnormality and monstrosities walking around every corner, trying to take their lives at all times. There, Sebastian came to know of a shadow organization Mobius and their secret project STEM. With assistance from Juli, he was able to destroy STEM and got out of it.

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The Tragic House Fire

Now, this is what led Sebastian to the plot point of The Evil Within 2 and from here, the story progresses onwards. He has spent three years solving the mystery of Beacon Mental Hospital and the involvement of Mobius with it because no one believed him on that. Meanwhile, his wife Myra goes missing and he lost his daughter Lily to a house fire. Even if it was years ago and even before the STEM incident, it led him to drown in his sorrows and seeking solace in a bar by drowning into liquor bottles.

His former partner and a double-agent for Mobius, Juli Kidman approaches him with the news of his daughter Lily being alive and in order to save her, Sebastian has to enter the STEM once again. He enters the other-worldly plane inside the STEM and as he saw before, the people inside the town called The Union were going crazy and trying to kill each other.

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Inside The Union

Mobius also sent a team of Julian Sykes, Liam O’Neal, Miles Harrison, William Baker and Yukiko Hoffman, whom detective Castellanos keeps an eye on. Sebastian finds the team leader of Mobius operatives, William Baker already dead but is stuck in a repeated photographic loop of his brains blowing out. He meets a deranged psychopath named Steafno Valentini, who was a former war photographer gone insane and now he kills people to create art with them.

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Photographic Death Loop

Steafno join forces with Mobius neuro specialist named Theodore Wallace, who went AWOL and now wants control over the machine. As Union starts breaking down, Steafno goes crazier. He is actually after Sebastian's daughter Lily, whom Theodore wanted to get his hands on as Lily is acting as the Core for STEM just like Ruvik was before.

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The Deadly Photographer

It appears that Sebastian's wife Myra is also a part of this madness, who never believed that her child died. So, when Juli offered her a chance to get her daughter back, she agreed to be a part of the plan of taking down Mobius along with a soldier named Esmeralda Torres and Theodore Wallace. The plan was to replace Lily and Myra taking her place as the Core to shut them down from the inside.

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In The Name of Father Theodore

However, while everyone else was following the original plan, Theodore decides to take Lily and gain control over Mobius through STEM, because all of Mobius’ employees are connected to it. His faced was scarred by Myra when he forcibly tried to take Lily from her after they just rescued the girl. As they were fighting, Lily gets stranded within the Union. Mobius sent more agents to retrieve Lily but they all end up dead inside.

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The Quest for Lily

Upon her plan falling apart, Juli Kidman brought Sebastian in to help save his wife and daughter in a last ditch effort. Unable to get his hands on the power he seeks, Theodore lures Steafno Valentini and others with his power of manipulation to hunt down Lily in exchange for great powers. As the entire STEM was using Lily as its Core, the Union starts breaking up after she went into hiding. As a side effect, many of the residents start losing their minds before turning into savage creatures, The Lost and killing others present there.

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Among The Lost

When Steafno eventually manages to get Lily, it caused the Union to break apart even more but he is killed at the hands of Sebastian before he could hand over her to Father Theodore. Turned into a monster now, Myra takes Lily and run away. Theodore desperately tries to convince Sebastian of providing power and safety, in exchange for total submission but got declined. The madman then kills all the Mobius members except Liam O’Neal, whom he took control over.

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Myra Becomes Matriach

In the ensuing clash between Theodore Wallace and Sebastian Castellanos sees the end of many lives. The villain phase-shifts out of there and with help from a dying Liam, Theodore is flushed out again. Esmeralda Torres gets accidentally shot by Sebastian during this time but she ends up dying while trying to save her. She was actually the one that Mobius sent to burn down his house and abduct Lily. So, seeing this as a chance for redemption, she joined Juli in her mission.

In one final showdown, Sebastian gets the upper hand on Father Theodore even after the latter unleashing a wave of past horrors on his mind but then is impaled by Myra in the end. Theodore also stabs at her neck before she delivers the fatal blow and Union starts falling apart even further. Myra takes a monstrous form that attacks Sebastian but then also helped him reunite with his daughter before bidding them goodbye.

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Juli Kidman Betrays Mobius

Seeing Sebastian made it out alive, the chief executive of Mobius orders Juli Kidman to instruct him to the extraction point. Then Sebastian will be killed and Lily will be taken so that they can re-build the STEM again. Juli decides to carry out her original plan and retaliates against her fellow agents. By working along with Myra, Juli brings down STEM from within and then kills all the Mobius employees using a signal to destroy the implants in their body. She helps them escape from Mobius facility as Sebastian and Lily escaped Union right before it collapsed. The father-daughter duo then rides off to the sunset like a typical happy ending.

We believed that everything with Mobius or STEM ended here but as the post-credit scene starts rolling, we see that STEM reboots itself. This probably hints that Myra is still alive inside the program and also for a sequel maybe!

Well, the entire setup on which the story of The Evil Within 2 has taken place is an exceptional one and that separates the game from typical monster-hunting spree of other horror games. Presented by Bethesda Softworks, The Evil Within 2 is now available to take you on a journey of survival horror as you play it on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Shinji Mikami also wants to release the game on Nintendo Switch if possible as Bethesda is already working on many of their titles to release on Switch.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Evil Within 2 Launch Trailer

It is almost there. Friday the 13th of October is almost upon us and we await the release of Tango Gameworks' upcoming third-person survival horror video game The Evil Within 2 to unleash its nightmares. This dark and twisting experience choosing an unpleasant day of the colander for its debut is only fitting. To get his daughter Lily back, Detective Sebastian Castellanos has to face his worst fears once again.

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The Evil Within 2 Launch Trailer

Bethesda Softworks has dropped a disturbing launch trailer, which is right below and we have some more details on hand about the game for you.




Sebastian's time serving inside the STEM is yet not over. In fact, he has to delve into that world full of stuff of bad dreams again. He thought that he lost his daughter Lily many years ago in a fire but now that he has found out that she is alive and well, nothing will stop him from getting her back before all are lost. Since, this mission is very personal, he is motivated to see the endgame that waits in this imaginary hellhole.

Inside the world of STEM, Sebastian also stumbles onto sick photographer Stefano and priest Theodore, all seeking their own means. There is a lot of shooting towards the gruesome creatures who lurks everywhere around the protagonist and the overall experience of the trailer is simply gross.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: Customize Experience

Everything about the game that the players loved from the first installment is there as the studio went on to create an expanding universe around these characters, while the gritty story of the game progresses. The newly added crafting system and the expanded customization system will help Sebastian survive the unspeakable horrors of the STEM. Bethesda made sure that different ways of playing the game also get you to the end of the deal without making it too difficult for you.

Whether a fan of the series or not, if you are up for some good spook, The Evil Within 2 is the right choice for you right now. Not only you get to explore the dream-like worlds inside STEM, there are countless other horrors to send a chill down your spine.

RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

The Evil Within 2 is dated to release worldwide on 13th October, Friday and will be available on platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Producer of the game, Shinji Mikami, has also expressed interest on releasing it on Nintendo Switch as Bethesda has already started porting Doom, Skyrim and Wolfenstein II. When it finally comes out, grab a chair and turn off all the lights of your room before you start enjoying this survival horror experience as Sebastian Castellanos.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Resident Evil 7 'Not a Hero' DLC Gameplay Video

Ethan Winters have made it out of the Baker family with his life and there are still some mysteries that left unanswered. So, it's time for a specialist to go in and who better is well equipped to take care of monster business other than Chris Redfield. Of course, the guy is no more bulky and extra muscular to punch out a boulder but throw a monster on his face; he'd still punch his way out on its face.

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Resident Evil 7 'Not a Hero' DLC Gameplay Video

RELATED: Resident Evil 7’s Next DLC Features Chris Redfield

Capcom has recently dropped a video of the gameplay from upcoming 'Not a Hero' DLC for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and here is your chance to take a good look at the clip.




This first-look of how 'Not a Hero' DLC will let us face the mold monsters inside the abandoned dungeons of the plantation area as Chris Redfield. Redfield is an expert BOW hunter and he has no time to hide. He will kick his way ahead like a badass we know him as. Since the pack is set after the main game, you won't probably be seeing any of the Baker family members but it will reveal many important aspects of the story you've been worried about.



After Resident Evil 7 came out, many players of the game was complaining about not being able to play as one of the fan-favorite characters of the series. So, when Capcom announced of a DLC where we will be able to control Chris Redfield and kick some serious butt of all the new monsters of the series, it was a moment of rejoice for us all. Though this version of Chris doesn't look like anything that we can relate to, he still is an efficient monster hunter.

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

The DLC got delayed during development and the studio apologized for this to the fans. Now it is finally coming out as a free game pack on December 12, along with another called End of Zoe, which by the way will not be free of charge of course. Both of these DLC packs will be available with the Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition also coming out on the same day.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package Comes to PlayStation 4

Originally the first installment of the open world, survival horror beat 'em up video game Dead Rising was only exclusive to Xbox 360 but then it explored all the other major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The latest one from the series is Dead Rising 4, which came out in 2016, just became available on Steam from March 14, 2017 and now, it is finally coming to PlayStation 4 within a few months.

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Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package Comes to PlayStation 4

Capcom Vancouver has just announced the news of the game coming to PS4, titled Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package and here is a brief look at what it has to offer.




If you are wondering, what's the big fuss about Dead Rising 4 coming to PlayStation 4, then we have to let you know that it's not just the plain old game that is coming to PS4 platform, because almost everyone is doing that these days. So, what's special about it then? Dead Rising 4 will be making its debut on PS4 with new content as well as a great deal of good stuff, henceforth the title; Frank’s Big Package.

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Frank West as Mega Man

The key-features of Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package are as follows:

• Dead Rising 4: The best version of the game till date and that means, it has the post-launch difficulty settings and access to all future updates.

• Capcom Heroes: Now this is an all-new interesting story to play Dead Rising 4, where you will be taking control of Frank West as he wears a dozen costumes of the classic Capcom characters and fight as they were supposed to.

• All DLC: All the downloadable content that has came out, from the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack to single player game Frank Rising story. Plus, Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf action in multiplayer mode.

• All Bonus Content: Candy Cane Crossbow, My Bloody Valentine Pack, Sir-Ice-A-Lot, Slicecycle, Street Fighter Outfit Pack, Ugly Winter Sweater and X-Fists, with the special abilities and weapons of those characters.

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Frank West in Exo Suit

Imagine a Capcom game that offers players to play the game with their other favorite game characters from other games of the same company. With all the additional content seems tempting enough aside from the main game, we think the Capcom Heroes mode will be the most rewarding to the fans. You will be playing as Frank but he will be in-game as either X from the Mega Man, or Cammy of Street Fighter and Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective's Sissel.

Developed by Capcom Vancouver, Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package will be available to play on PlayStation 4, from December 5, 2017 only for $49.99. Even though the original game received a mixed reaction from critics and fans, we can only hope that it works out fine this time.