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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 is not dead yet as developer Dambuster Studios will continue working on the long-delayed zombie game.

Although 2011 survival horror game Dead Island was successful enough to release a stand-alone expansion Dead Island: Riptide and spin-off Escape Dead Island, it never saw release of its officially announced sequel, Dead Island 2.

After it was confirmed back in 2014, it has been five years in development and contrary to what many believes, the game is not cancelled yet. In fact, publisher Deep Silver has now handed over the project to internal developer Dambuster Studios.

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Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

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In a recent investment report shared by THQ Nordic, it was finally revealed that long-delayed 2011 zombie game sequel is now handed over to new studios Dambuster after Sumo Digital has wrapped up their part on the project.

However, it was not clear how much progress they made so far throughout 2016 to 2019 but they assured not to act as a support studio for current developer since they have already concluded work on it before a planned transition.

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Polish video game developer/publisher Techland came on board at first but then they shift focus to Dying Light franchise. German based Yager Development was put in charge when they made a pitch to Deep Silver in 2012.

With a targeted Q2 2015 release window, Dead Island 2 was revealed at E3 2014 and a gameplay video was dropped on Gamescom 2014. Then UK-based Sumo Digital has taken over when Yager backed out from the game in 2015.

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Those who almost forgot the announce trailer of Dead Island 2 at E3 2014 briefing event can check it out below.




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Dambuster has previously worked on first-person shooter title Homefront: The Revolution under publisher Deep Silver. Their current zombie-killing action will be launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with no set release date.

THQ Nordic is reportedly working on a new Saints Row game alongside Volition in parallel to a brand-new IP by developer Fishlabs. Also, TimeSplitters series co-creator Steve Ellis is making a return to make plans for its upcoming future.

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As of July 2018, official Twitter account for Dead Island still insisted that their long-anticipated sequel is still in development and most recently, THQ Nordic has backed that claim after assigning Dambuster Studios as its newest developer.

Following unfortunate departure of Sumo Digital and Yager Development, the game has now found its third developer. We only hope that Dead Island 2 find its charm the third time and become a worthy sequel to its 2011 predecessor.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Capcom to Recruit US Testers for New Resident Evil Game

Capcom is looking for U.S. based RE Ambassadors to test out a new Resident Evil game very soon.

We already know that developer/publisher Capcom got on board for development of a sequel to 2017 survival horror game Resident Evil 7 following release, even though it is still not clear whether or not it is called Resident Evil 8.

lately, Capcom has been sending out invitation to members of their RE Ambassadors program who are residing in United States, to test out a new Resident Evil game that is currently under early phase of development.

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Capcom to Recruit US Testers for New Resident Evil Game

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According to Biohaze, the video game developer has sent emails to RE Ambassadors based on Japan last week. Now they are seeking out members within U.S. community to recruit testers and doing the same to get some feedback.

Interested applicants that lives in Los Angeles will be required to be free on September 20 or 21 and those from New York on September 23 or 24. However, they will not be compensated for their valued time and travel expenses.

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RE Ambassador Invitation

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Other requirement a participant should have is to have played at least any Resident Evil title in past aside from being a member. There is clearly no hint at if they will test out a remake of early title, a sequel to RE7 or even a spin-off.

After Resident Evil 2 Remake saw a massive opening on January 2019, fans were rallying for a follow-up with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake. Regardless, Capcom seems to be going ahead with Biohazard storyline through Resident Evil 8 for now.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Days Gone Adds Dead Don't Ride Weekly Challenge

Bend Studio presents Dead Don't Ride weekly challenge for Days Gone to drop-off survivors in a golf cart.

With a clear vision of future roadmap, developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment planned to introduce 12 challenges on 12 weeks for following launch of their PlayStation 4-exclusive game Days Gone.

First DLC pack of the game hit PlayStation Store back in June to make sure that PS4 community members would have fun in some weekly challenges with protagonist Deacon St. John and now comes a newest arcade-like mode "Dead Don't Ride".

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Days Gone Adds Dead Don't Ride Weekly Challenge

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Deacon would have to step out of his trusty drifter bike for once and take wheel of an electric golf cart to pick up waiting passengers from places around Salome Hotsprings and drive them to locations right on time in this latest challenge.

However, you are practically an Uber driver in post-apocalyptic Oregon and have to get the best passenger ratings possible to get a high score. Timely deliveries are a top priority and you should always try to outrun the clock.

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Drop-Off Passengers

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Also, while picking them up on your way; try to park as close as you can to a waiting survivor because it earns you bonus points for overall challenge. Keep an eye on their satisfaction meter to see if you get extra time, unless there are unhappy drop-offs.

Although not all deliveries are piece of cake, some might be a tough cookie and you pick-up ring color indicates difficulty level with yellow, orange and red. Distance to destination or complicated navigation will dictate difficulty.

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Find Best Delivery Paths

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Ride ain't over yet as you would come across Freakers in your way but need not to be alarmed and not because your golf cart has infinite boost. Driving over Swarmer on delivery routes will reward you additional two seconds in challenge clock.

There will be a total of 36 passengers waiting to get their destined places and successfully making all deliveries will earn you 2,000 points for every remaining second on the clock, so picking best paths to drop-off locations is important.

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Run Over Swarmers

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For Bronze or better rankings, players would earn "Hit and Run" patch that would reduce impact rate of bike or golf carts whenever they come in contact with enemy on road and have some extra time on clock to do a better score.

Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror title for PlayStation 4 and Dead Don't Ride was originally a rumored working title when it was revealed during Sony's E3 2016 press conference as a biker gang adventure.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Blair Witch Gameplay Trailer

Bloober Team has dropped first gameplay trailer of upcoming survival horror game Blair Witch, coming August 30.

Last month at E3 2019, first-person survival horror title Blair Witch by Polish video game developer/publisher Bloober Team was revealed for PC and Xbox One, which is currently scheduled to release on August 30, 2019.

Since we are less than a month away from being spooked to death when the game finally arrives, it was about time that we get a short footage ahead of launch and here comes a brand-new trailer featuring gameplay walkthrough.

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Blair Witch Gameplay Trailer

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Ride along for a frightening journey in Blair Witch gameplay trailer and try not to lose your nerves while you are at it.




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Player character Ellis is a former police officer looking for a boy who got lost into Black Hills Forest of Burkittsville. At one point, he realizes that this is no mere missing person case as he starts seeing bizarre signs around him.

Ellis starts having a weird vibe from his surrounding and seeing things that are running around under the dark of night. He hears mysterious voices and is being chased by stuffs of nightmare within deep woods with no escape or help.

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Of course, protagonist was not expecting such grim encounters inside forest and therefore brought no firearms. All he has is a video camera and a cell phone other than a canine companion named Bullet, who follows him around.

During his time of investigation, he was talking on phone with a woman named "Jess", who is someone close to him. His relationship with her along with a troubled past he had, definitely has some key-part in story premise.

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Bloober Team has a preceded reputation around horror genre and renowned among industry for past games like Layers of Fear and Observer. If nothing, the trailer is one scary trip to darkness full of pure psychological terror.

Developers have improved "found footage" aesthetic of the genre for 2019 Blair Witch game based on 1999 movie The Blair Witch Project. Franchise fans are in for a good time uncovering mysteries around series legend like always.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Last of Us Part II Rumored to Release in February 2020

Rumor suggests The Last of Us Part II is going to release for PS4 in February 2020 with four different editions.

Fans are eagerly waiting to get any update on upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II but we don't have a definitive release date from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment yet.

We do know that back in May 2019, shooting for TLoU2 was finally wrapped, which was revealed by game director Neil Druckmann on Twitter and according to a newly leaked rumor from ResetEra, is releasing on February 2020.

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The Last of Us Part II Rumored to Release in February 2020

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A recent post at ResetEra forum claims for the game to come out in February, 2020 and earlier this year, same source has leaked a possible November release of Hideo Kojima's mysterious title Death Stranding ahead of its grand reveal.

It also claims The Last of Part II will be available in four different versions; Standard, Special, Collector's and Ellie Edition. Though it is not confirmed what "Ellie Edition" would feature but it certainly is going to be most expensive among all four.

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As a sequel to critically acclaimed title The Last of Us from 2013, Part II is currently one of the most anticipated games on PS4. Despite being announced during 2016 PlayStation Experience event, it doesn't have a launch window so far.

Apparently, PlayStation will see launch to some notable AAA-exclusive titles like Death Stranding and Final Fantasy VII Remake by latter half of 2019 and beginning of 2020 but TLoU2 has yet to claim a release window in the mean time.

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Considering this leak to be true, TLoU sequel is going to come out months before Cyberpunk 2077, FFVII Remake and Watch Dogs: Legion. Plus, February 2020 makes sense as there are no other bigger releases nearing that window.

We are in Q3 of current financial year and it doesn't look like The Last of Us Part II will drop within rest of 2019. Instead, Sony may announce an official launch date through an upcoming State of Play presentation since they already skipped E3 2019.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

Six Skulls free update for World War Z with new extreme difficulty and unique weapon skins is live now.

Neither of developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive has expected third-person shooter World War Z to sell over two million copies within months of its release worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To celebrate this success and show their appreciation to player community, dev team has announced upcoming roadmap for the game and to wrap up Season 1 DLC content, Six Skulls free update is rolled out for consoles, arriving later to PC.

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World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

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Those who are playing for a while knows that even in four player co-op mode, survivors have a hard time making it through Insane, which is the toughest WWZ mode and first thing you get in newest content update is an increased difficulty mode.

Of course this mode is designed to pit you against extreme level of threats and it is available for every single chapter. Now more than ever, players need to work as a unit and watch what they shoot with precision, to save ammo and resources.

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Of course, rewards will come in form of efficient tools of zombie-killing for taking on such overwhelming challenge and completing even a single chapter on new difficulty mode will earn you iconic melee weapon, Wakizashi blade.

If you are willing to go through every episode and all chapters and manage to outlive the massive swarms of dead, a very special sniper rifle variant will be a suitable reward for your dedicated efforts as it comes with unique gameplay perks.

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World War Z Season One Updated Roadmap

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Also, development team is currently working on THE BIG UPDATE scheduled to drop by end of July or beginning of August. Whatever character accessories and skins they are designing to include in this free DLC will all be accessible via gameplay.

Six Skulls update draws a conclusion to first phase of post-launch DLC updates for World War Z and making way for more to come. When July is finally over, Saber Interactive will be releasing first weapon skins cosmetic bundle for purchase.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Leaving Early Access

Spending more than a year in Early Access program, Hunt: Showdown gets full release for PC and Xbox One in August 2019.

After spending slightly more than a year on Early Access program of Steam and a few months on Xbox Game Preview, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown is finally seeing full release on August 20, 2019 for PC and Xbox One.

By fall 2019, developer/publisher Crytek is also planning on launching this bounty hunting multiplayer shooter on PlayStation 4. Koch Media is partnering up with them for worldwide distribution of physical edition aside from digital release.

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Hunt: Showdown Leaving Early Access

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Back in February 2018, competitive bounty hunting title Hunt entered Early Access phase on Steam and May 2019 on Game Preview for Xbox consoles, which helped developer team to receive community feedback and work on features.

During this period, Crytek has deployed a series of patches and updates to improve player experience. According to their development roadmap, a new boss, new map, dozens of weapons and Quick Play were added into it.

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Though the game is currently priced $15.50 on Steam and $29.99 on Game Preview, it will be priced $39.99 upon release. Early backers will receive an exclusive legendary weapon skin at full launch for participating in an unfinished state.

Hunt: Showdown is an online multiplayer game integrating both PvP and PvE elements into a match-based gameplay setting where players compete to take down a supernatural boss as a Hunter character for high-end rewards.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

In a newest DLC for Dead by Daylight, Ghost Face from Scream movie series joins as brand-new Killer.

In an asymmetric survival horror setup, Dead by Daylight from developer Behaviour Interactive pits four players against one playing as a savage killer in an online multiplayer match to try and survive their way out of getting slaughtered.

To add more tension for survivors to its already intense atmosphere, brand-new killers from pop culture are often added to it. Today, iconic slayer character Ghost Face from 90's slasher movie series Scream has joined the party.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

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Behaviour Interactive released a behind-the-scenes footage for their latest addition to 4v1 survival horror title DBD.




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Introduced through a new DLC chapter, this creepy stalker specializes on prying on its prey and then strikes them when they least expect it. A creature of habit, Ghost Face likes to play hide and seek with survivors trapped with him before closing in.

So, you need to level up your sneak up game if you are being hunted down by him and use full awareness to stay alive. Using his personal Perks, he can become unpredictable and easily locate others from their hideout after reaching Level 30 and above.

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This serial murderer is a master of stalking its prey by blending into darkness and you will never see him coming before it is too late. He has a dark humorous side and takes a moment getting a selfie while claiming one of his latest victims.

Out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ghost Face DLC is priced $2.99 only on Steam and $4.99 for consoles. It comes along with two exclusive items; Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

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DBD Anniversary Free Weekend & Sale

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Given how developers have brought in Hollywood maniacs like Michael Myers of Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street and Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre so far, arrival of Ghost Face was only a matter of time.

Dead by Daylight is currently celebrating third anniversary of its worldwide release and offering a free weekend of play on Steam until June 23. Also, you can pick up DBD for a flat out 50% off as part of a special promotional offer before June 25.