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The 2012 side-scrolling survival-horror title Deadlight returns today in Deadlight: Director’s Cut for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The revamped version includes updated graphics, improved controls, and a new mode, Survival Arena Mode. The arena pits players against hordes of enemies and hosts strange weapons as well as interactive defenses. Both console versions also feature a new ending for those who are able to complete the game’s Nightmare Mode. As Randall Wayne, players find themselves in an alternate 1986 where they must solve puzzles, sneak around, and battle zombies throughout the ruins of Seattle as they search for their family.
Another gaming company making their mark at this year’s Comic-Con is Activision. The publisher revealed new details about Zombies in Treyarch’s upcoming entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III. During Zombies Panel, it was announced that the game will include Zombies – Shadows of Evil, a new narrative-driven survival co-op mode featuring Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and others. Adopting a noir-style theme, Shadows of Evil follows four characters (The Boxer, The Cop, the Femme-Fatale, and The Magician) as they fight to survive against an obscure enemy known as Shadow Man. The Juggernog Collector’s Edition was also on display, which will come with a Season Pass, The Giant map (a remake of Der Rise), and of course, a mini-fright modeled after the Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser. Screenshots and pics of the different versions have been posted below.
The Bitmap Brothers’ classic top-down shooter The Chaos Engine returns today with a new version for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The latest incarnation is an updated version of the 1993 Amiga original and features four worlds, a roster of six mercenaries, a single-player campaign, online and local co-op modes, Enhanced and Classic modes, and Steam Achievements. This release was developed by Mastertronic and Abstraction Games, the studio behind the PS3 and PS Vita ports of Hotline Miami, along with one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers, Mike Montgomery.
An updated version of The Bitmap Brothers’ hit 1990’s top-down shooter The Chaos Engine will be coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows PC on August 29. Mastertronic and Abstraction Games, the studio behind the Hotline Miami PS3 and PS Vita ports, worked in consultation with one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers, Mike Montgomery, to rebuild the game from the ground up. The new version will feature four worlds, a single-player campaign, online and local multiplayer modes, Enhanced and Classic modes, and Steam Achievements.
Dennaton Games’ strange, retro-styled action title Hotline Miami will be launching for PS3 and PS Vita this spring. Publisher Devolver Digital, who has recently been making a ruckus with the Serious Sam franchise, will be releasing the title on PSN. The ports are currently in development at Abstraction Games, and Dennaton is overseeing the process.