Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Horror

Capcom releases Resident Evil 7 biohazard gameplay trailer

Resident Evil 7 biohazard (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Gamescom Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom broke out a new Resident Evil 7 biohazard trailer for Gamescom, titled “Lantern.” The gameplay footage introduces Marguerite Baker, one of the long-unseen residents of a plantation located in Dulvey, Louisiana. The video runs over three minutes long and is presented in the format of a found-footage film. Attendees can check out the Beginning Hour demo in PS VR mode at Sony’s booth in Hall 7, B-010.

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Dead Rising 4 up for pre-order with retail-exclusive, general bonuses

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Microsoft has begun to take pre-orders for the standard edition of Dead Rising 4. Series fans will want to take note that getting in early will net them several downloadable packs. Those who go through the Microsoft Store will receive the exclusive X-Fists pack, which gives the EXO Suit a boost to bash through undead hordes. Additionally, players will also receive the goodies offered by other retailers, which will add the Steampunk Snowman Head, Candy Cane Crossbow, and Slicecycle.

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Dead Rising 1, 2, Off the Record announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One

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Capcom is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dead Rising by looking back to its past. Beginning on September 13, Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will launch digitally for Xbox One and, in their PlayStation debut, PS4. Not just that, but Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 will also get physical releases for console, while the original will be available on Steam for PC. All three re-releases will feature improved visuals with 1080p at 60fps as well as all downloadable content. Check out a spruced-up Frank West and Chuck Greene below in new pics and trailer.

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Layers of Fear gets Inheritance launch trailer, Masterpiece Edition

The Layers of Fear Inheritance (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Layers of Fear: Inheritance’s launch trailer has gone live. The upcoming expansion will return players to the haunted mansion, but this time they will be exploring as the painter’s daughter. Her storyline will offer a new narrative experience, while retaining the original’s “psychedelic and symbolic atmosphere.” Her journey through the past will culminate in one of two endings, based on the player’s actions throughout the game. Launching at the same time is a bundle pack that combines the base game and add-on, Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition.

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First screenshots released from revamped Pathologic

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Ice-Pick Lodge has released the first batch of screens from their upcoming survival-themed horror-ish title Pathologic. A reimagining of a 2005 story-driven adventure, Pathologic tasks players with solving the mystery behind the raging Sand Plague within 12 days. Players take on the role of one of three specialists, and each day they will face new quests and uncover new story elements. Each character is said to offer a different experience, with a rational scientist, local shaman’s son, and a half-crazy amnesiac making up the trio. The game will feature elements from horror and survival titles, such as having to scavenge for resources, fight bandits, uncover strange rites, and stave off hunger and thirst.

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Dead Rising 4 gameplay footage released from Comic-Con

Dead Rising 3 (PC, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 8

More out of Comic-Con, and this time it’s some new gameplay from Dead Rising 4. After a brief series recap, members of the development team offer a quick overview with footage featuring plenty of selfies, weird weapons, and combo attacks. The footage was revealed alongside a hands-on demo for PC and Xbox One and a panel featuring several members of the team. No word if the panel will be posted.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard demo, Beginning Hour, is a hit on PSN

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Resident Evil 7 is off to a strong start. According to Capcom, the teaser demo, Beginning Hour, has hit a milestone as “the most downloaded single-player demo on PS4” after seven days online. Even more impressive is that access is limited due to being restricted to PS Plus subscribers, but even then, it’s had over 2 million downloads globally.

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PlayStation 4 News

Supernatural adventure title Kholat announced for PS4

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Imgn.pro’s horror-themed adventure title Kholat will be launching on PSN for PS4 on March 8. The game is inspired by the Dyatlov Pass Incident, in which nine hikers disappeared on a trip through the Ural Mountains in 1959. Players go back to the trail in order to retrace the group’s route in order to learn what happened to them, which happens to involve a lot of spooky stuff. To give console gamers a better idea of just what they have in store, a trailer was released, and has been posted below. Kholat was released for PC last June.

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Layers of Fear launching in full next month, announced for PS4

Layers of Fear (PC, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bloober Team’s horror-tinged adventure title Layers of Fear will be exiting Early Access and launching in full for PC next month. A new trailer was also released to coincide with the reveal that the game will also be available for PS4. To ensure they properly reach this expanded audience Bloober has teamed up with Aspyr Media for marketing and distribution.

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Layers of Fear now available for Xbox One via Game Preview

Layers of Fear (PC, Xbox One) Xbox One Preview Program Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Layers of Fear has joined Xbox One’s Game Preview program. Currently available for PC through Steam Early Access, the $12.99 download is said to be around 80% complete with two to three hours of finalized gameplay. The remaining 20% of development consists of fixing bugs and adding content. Described as a “psychedelic adventure horror game,” Layers of Fear puts players in the shoes of a painter who is going insane as he attempts to create a masterpiece inside of his constantly changing home.

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