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

Friday, April 3, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Out Now

Remake of survival horror classic, Resident Evil 3 from Capcom is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

It's time to go back to Raccoon City to uncover ulterior motives of evil Umbrella Corporation and expose them as Resident Evil 3 Remake from developer/publisher Capcom is finally out today for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Following an immense success of Resident Evil 2 Remake last year, Capcom made an attempt at reimagining 1999 survival horror classic with slight gameplay changes, new characters, brand-new multiplayer mode and much more gore.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Out Now

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Whereas RE2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield were busy trying to get out alive with young Sherry Birkin, former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine was still living in the city after surviving "Mansion Incident" at Arklay Mountains.

During her stay at Raccoon City alongside pilot Brad Vickers, her investigation on of Umbrella's activities led her to come across Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service operatives Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev.

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Last Escape of Jill Valentine

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As they try to escape in a cable car amidst a T-Virus outbreak, Jill is hunted by a sentient bio-weapon called Nemesis. Umbrella has deployed this monster to kill all remaining members of police and S.T.A.R.S. to clear any evidence against them.

Nemesis is an ultimate pursuer who would stop at nothing to get his targets and can use weapons as well. Unlike G-Virus infected William Birkin or previous tyrant creature Mr. X, he possesses a superior intellect, thanks to improved AI.

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Nemesis; Ultimate Umbrella Bio-Weapon

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Capcom also took the liberty of introducing a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer mode Resident Evil: Resistance as a multiplayer experience, instead of widely popular mini-game mode "The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal" from original RE3.

Four players would assume role of survivors to fight against creatures and deadly traps set by an evil genius, played by a fifth player. Characters from Resident Evil lore like Annette Birkin and Ozwell Spencer would be available as Mastermind.

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1v4 Asymmetrical Multiplayer

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Have one quick look at RE3 Remake official launch trailer before heading into the city of dead one last time.




RELATED: Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay and Images Reveal

Capcom has gotten rid of multiple endings in favor of a singular story path and did an overhaul of Jill's iconic dodge move. Weapons, ammo and resources are scarce as they were before but you can use her combat knife infinite amount of time.

Purchase for both digital and physical copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake Standard or Collector's Edition offers 90's original outfit and hairstyle for Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira in Classic Costume Pack as bonus when you pre-order.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo Throws Shade at Resident Evil 6

Through an Easter Egg within recently released Resident Evil 3 Remake demo, Capcom is taking shot at Resident Evil 6.

Fans of survival horror game series Resident Evil are currently busy playing as former S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine in newly released Raccoon City demo of Resident Evil 3 Remake and trying to find their way out of a zombie-infested town.

Although recently released RE3 demo only contains an early section of the game, there are many Easter Eggs for prying eyes and one of them seems to be mocking Resident Evil 6, one of the most divisive releases of entire RE franchise.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo Throws Shade at Resident Evil 6

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Raccoon City demo is full of connections to past titles and important details regarding T-virus outbreak. Wandering across streets and underground subway, you can see a many posters out there and one of them even features RE3 key art.

Players can notice one particular in-game poster for a fictional movie titled "Disaster" at one point that is a parody of RE6 box art. It may seem like a coincidence but developer/publisher Capcom is clearly a referencing to their failed 2012 game.

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Earlier, reputed Resident Evil leaker AestheticGamer has put these images on Twitter for side by side comparison.


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Though Resident Evil 6 has sold over 9.2 million copies and is the third best-selling Capcom game, it received lowest scores for any RE games. Moreover, RE6 moved over from horror genre and almost became an action experience.

Despite having nearly 600 people working on it, players have heavily criticized it for gameplay, story, and overall pacing problem. Critics have generally hated it for those same reasons as well and therefore, technically it was a disaster.

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Last year, Capcom inserted a number of in-game secrets in Resident Evil 2 Remake for players to discover like age old joke of "Jill Sandwich" on a restaurant flyer and a reference to helicopter pilot Brad Vickers in a recruitment poster for S.T.A.R.S.

Resident Evil 3 Remake is scheduled to arrive on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On release, there will presumably more Easter Eggs to discover and hopefully one of them ends up teasing a Dino Crisis remake.

Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City Demo Out Now

Raccoon City demo for Resident Evil 3 is out and you have to time limits to survive a zombie outbreak this time.

As we are getting close to release of upcoming highly-anticipated survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake on April 3, 2020, everyone was waiting to get their hands on a demo that developer/publisher Capcom has promised last month.

With merely weeks left for Resident Evil fans to jump on board as former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine, Capcom is finally releasing a free trial version of the game titled Raccoon City demo for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City Demo Out Now

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Those who already played Resident Evil 2 Remake last year will head back to the city of dead once again to see things in new light. Prepare yourselves to get stalked by a relentless pursuer that will not rest until it eliminates you for good.

When you are out there, always try avoiding close-quarter combat with zombies and run away if you have to as not only can they overwhelm you in number all of a sudden, Umbrella bio-weapon Nemesis is out there looking for you.

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Most of the time, you can easily pass them over and sometime her dodge move with perfect timing can be a huge lifesaver. Always have an escape route in mind for new areas and keep an eye at your surrounding for destructible elements.

In her attempt to make an escape and rescue any remaining civilians, Jill receives help from fellow protagonist Carlos Oliveira. Players can also engage in a hunt to find twenty Mr. Charlie figures hidden across locations of Raccoon City.

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Mr. Charlie Challenge

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Those idly lying electrical box or explosive barrels may come in handy at a later point if you can keep away from blasting them. Those who want to complete entire run of the demo would be wise to conserve ammo and manage resources.

Capcom has previously updated their RE2 R.P.D. demo for all platforms with a newly added Easter egg of Nemesis voice and chances are, some sort ties to characters or events from last Resident Evil game will be shown in demo of RE3.

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Also, take a look at a roundup of how things have led from Arklay Mountain incident to an outbreak in Raccoon City.




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Unlike limited time "1-Shot" Demo of RE2 Remake, Raccoon City demo has no time caps and can be playable for more than once. Upon completion of the demo, there will be an exclusive brand-new cinematic trailer for all participants.

Capcom will host an Open Beta for Resident Evil 3 Remake online multiplayer mode Resident Evil: Resistance on March 27, featuring evil Mastermind character Daniel Fabron and four out of six survivors in an asymmetrical 4v1 game.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Demo and Resistance Open Beta Release Date

Capcom officially announced a release date for a demo of Resident Evil 3 Remake and an Open Beta for Resident Evil: Resistance.

Fans who are worried sick to get their hands on a playable demo of upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake can finally relax now as developer/publisher Capcom has finally announced an official date of its release.

It has been revealed earlier that Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City Demo will be launched on March 19, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, followed by an Open Beta for Resident Evil: Resistance that begins on March 27.

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Resident Evil 3 Demo and Resistance Open Beta Release Date

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You can take a brief glance of what to expect when RE3 Raccoon City Demo finally arrives within a few days.




RELATED: Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay and Images Reveal

Players would be allowed to explore parts of Raccoon City as former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine where she attempts to make an escape from a town of undead nightmare in a highly-anticipated demo, which is only days away.

Though you are not getting access to full game, it would be wise to pay attention to ammo and item management for sake of survival. If you are cornered or in doubt, avoid confrontation or make use of newly added dodge move feature.

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Then form your own Resistance from March 27 onwards in asymmetrical co-op horror and try to escape from grasp of a Mastermind. Work together in a group of four survivors to stay alive against all creatures and traps thrown against you.

Capcom has yet to clarify whether Raccoon City Demo for Resident Evil 3 Remake will be a limited time ride like Resident Evil 2 Remake "1-Shot" Demo of last year but then again, people won't have to wait much longer to find that out.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sony Wants to Buy Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill from Konami

Old rumor of Sony looking to buy popular Konami franchises is refueled by recent reports of Silent Hill reboot.

For weeks, reports of a Silent Hill reboot game by Hideo Kojima is out there and two more franchise of developer/publisher Konami has joined that list, according to another recent rumor from image-based bulletin board 4Chan.

A user on 4Chan who claimed to be a Konami employee, states earlier that Sony Interactive Entertainment is interested to purchase Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill series to produce a series of PlayStation 5-exclusives.

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Sony Wants to Buy Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill from Konami

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A full reboot of Castlevania series in style of Bloodborne and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is planned for SIE Japan Studio. Sony previously helped Konami with PlayStation 4 ports of Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night in 2018.

Apparently, Sony wishes to remake Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake from military action-adventure series from decades ago that spearheaded stealth genre in video games with franchise creator Hideo Kojima on board.

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They are also pushing Konami for a soft reboot of their iconic survival horror game series Silent Hill with Kojima in charge. There are even several attempts of reviving Kojima's 2015 canceled title Silent Hills for next-gen console PS5.

Creator of Silent Hill and Siren game series, Keiichiro Toyama and lead concept artist of The Evil Within series, Ikumi Nakamura are involved as well. Several former alums related to series are also joining a development team under Japan Studio.

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Although often times 4Chan posts leads to dead ends and should be taken with a grain of salt, this leak from January 2020 nicely aligns with many recent reports by reliable sources as well as hints from involved individuals of dev teams.

By end of last year, Kojima stated to try and awaken his horror soul to make a scariest horror game, which fans took as a nod to cancelled Silent Hills, starring actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in lead role.

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Masahiro Ito, artist who worked on Silent Hill games have been making his own share of cryptic Tweets as well. He mentions of being in team of a game that he wishes not to get cancelled, which is another clear hint at Silent Hills.

Moreover, Sony is reportedly pushing Konami to revive their old IPs and resolve differences with Hideo Kojima for some time. While they are ready to fully fund these ambitions projects, Kojima would be given full creative control.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

Recent rumors suggest that Hideo Kojima and Konami will team up to revive Silent Hill franchise through a reboot.

When a massive dispute between Hideo Kojima and developer/publisher Konami has led to the former to leave company back in 2015, an attempted reboot of fan-favorite Silent Hill survival horror series was being shelved for good.

Earlier this year, there was a rumor of Konami working on two new titles from their iconic series. A latest rumor suggests that Sony is apparently trying to revive Silent Hills for PlayStation 5 console with Kojima and Konami on board.

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Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

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Shortly after Kojima's departure, Komani has cancelled his ambitious project and removed its demo titled P.T. ("playable teaser") from PlayStation Store and even after five years of its cancellation, fans are still clamoring to bring it back.

After seeking out various developer studios to get a pitch, Konami ended up settling for two new Silent Hill games. One of them is a series reboot and another will be more in episodic format like most titles from Telltale Games.

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Having a track record for trustworthy sources, Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer has posted the following lately.


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One source states that creature designer Masahiro Ito of original series is currently working on one of those new game. 1999 Silent Hill director and writer, Keiichiro Toyama along with composer Akira Yamaoka is also reportedly returning.

Rumor has it that, this trio is assembled by SIE Japan Studio for a soft reboot of the franchise, joining up with development team of Project Siren, a group that previously worked on 2008 PlayStation 3 horror game Siren: Blood Curse.

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For a rumored second game, Sony is interested to re-launch Kojima's canceled title in anticipation of upcoming next-gen release as a PS5-exclusive by having Konami own the IPs and let Kojima Productions continue its development.

Given past history between Metal Gear series creator and its Japanese publisher, it seems quite impossible for any collaboration among them but Sony has stepped in to build a bridge to patch things up for a series reboot of Silent Hill.

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If Sony can somehow manage to make two new Silent Hill games as PlayStation 5-exclusive, they can be a driving force to sell more consoles. There are plans to include VR support to promote next-gen PlayStation VR device as well.

An immense fan-demand for scrapped Silent Hills game has forced Sony to seriously rethink its revival. Although it took years for Konami to get Silent Hill series back in track, fans would finally see Kojima making the scariest horror game.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Naughty Dog Needs to Work on Its Crunch Culture

Employees working at Naughty Dog are reaching limits of their "crunch culture" to release The Last of Us Part II.

In video game industry, "crunch" or working extra hours out of your regular schedule to meet deadline is an unavoidable term for most companies even though they are extremely frowned upon by loyal fans and game journalists.

According to new reports from Jason Schreier of Kotaku, developer studio Naughty Dog tends to encourage workplace crunch culture to its team just to get their game complete in time, including upcoming The Last of Us Part II.

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Naughty Dog Needs to Work on Its Crunch Culture

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Schreier talked to a bunch of past and present employees of the studio under anonymity to learn that Naughty Dog used crunch culture in many of their past game development cycle and it started to get messy with TLoU Part 2.

People who work there are content under current management team and although they don't outright tell anyone to work overtime, there is a sub-textual implication of getting the job done at all costs, says a former developer.

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When they had to delay The Last of Us Part II to May 2020, it was simply because game director Neil Druckmann thought the game was not up to Naughty Dog quality yet and needs more polish to avoid narrowing original vision.

Therefore, this delay announcement did not put developers at ease and they had to go double as hard. This timely postponement has only helped narrowly avoid a messy situation among studio employees that was almost inevitable.

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In some cases, Naughty Dog doesn't even try to hide their workload and looks for individuals that are willing to work extra hours. New staffs are encouraged to work longer periods just to try and make things close to perfect.

Some developers are hoping for The Last of Us 2 to fail just so it could prove that poor working conditions don't work, which seems unlikely for a game that is praised in all preview events and a studio known for their approach to perfection.

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This cycle of extensive pressure force employees to crunch hard until Naughty Dog ships a game that scores great. Once it starts generating bonuses, senior employees leave studio and thus, creating a cycle of recruiting and departures.

Last year, there were reports of Rockstar Games pushing developers for 100 hours of work weeks during development of Red Dead Redemption 2 just to launch it in time, which got rave reviews and sold pretty well on all platforms.

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Crunch culture has always existed in game industry but only came under fire when reports started exposing its brutal practices recently. Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red admitted that they have to crunch to get Cyberpunk 2077 out in time.

Video game industry is not doing away with its terrible crunch culture anytime soon unless of course customers start questioning on what does it cost to make their favorite entertainment products, so a serious change comes from within.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Amnesia: Rebirth Announced

Frictional Games is returning to cult-classic horror of Amnesia series with upcoming title Amnesia: Rebirth.

In time of a financial crisis, developer/publisher Frictional Games were forced to ditch all efforts for innovative ideas, yet they ended up making Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which considered as a staple in horror genre even after a decade.

Year later, Frictional Games have recently decided to head back to roots and explore world of Amnesia through a brand-new story of survival horror in Amnesia: Rebirth, which will be out on autumn 2020 for PC via Steam and PlayStation 4.

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Amnesia: Rebirth Announced

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Official announcement trailer for Amnesia: Rebirth sets up tone for latest installment of an iconic series.




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Above shown trailer suggests that its story premise will be set around a female survivor of a plane crash named Tasi Trianon. Rebirth begins with a new protagonist and setting that will reinvent aspects that has made Amnesia great.

Everything the series is known for will be there but instead of repeating a formula, you can expect twists. It will not only bring back that same atmosphere and jumpscares from hallways of The Dark Descent but keep it unpredictable.

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Whether or not players will get into shoes of this new character to solve harrowing puzzles in first-person or being busy pushing limits to keep her sanity intact as she encounters many personal fear and tragedies are yet to be seen.

The Dark Descent was followed-up by a sequel by developer The Chinese Room titled Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs in 2013. Frictional Games launched sci-fi horror game SOMA in 2015 before they started working on Amnesia: Rebirth lately.