Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Psychological Thriller

Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay debuted in E3 trailer

Call of Cthulhu (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, an upcoming adaptation of Chaosium’s pen-and-paper role-playing game, just received a new trailer. Created for E3, the video highlights what is in store for players in a macabre 1920’s Boston. As private investigator Edward Pierce, players will look into the murder of Sarah Hawkins on Darkwater Island. Cthulhu’s influence will gradually grow stronger as Pierce pokes his nose around the island and the Hawkins Family Mansion, and the closer he finds himself to the Great Old One’s influence, the more his sanity will be tested.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

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

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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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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Layers of Fear now available for Xbox One via Game Preview

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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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Xbox One News

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut now on Steam Greenlight

If there’s one thing that PC gamers need in their lives, it’s Deadly Premonition. Rising Star Games seems to think the same, given that they’ve just announced that Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, the updated PS3 re-release that launched in April, is up for vote on Steam Greenlight. The PC version includes all of the extra content and updates added for the PS3 version as well as Steam achievements and trading cards, reworked controls, improved textures, a new scenario, and access to upcoming PC-only DLC.

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PC News

Atlus to bring new horror title Daylight to PC, PS4 in 2014

Atlus has announced their first PS4 title, Daylight. The Unreal Engine 4-powered psychological thriller, currently in development at Zombie Studios, is slated to come out early next year as a download-only release for PC and PS4. The game will feature an amnesiatic protagonist who awakens to find themselves in a haunted asylum, with no weapons and only their cell phone to light their way. Procedurally generated levels will switch up each playthrough so that level layout as well as item and enemy placement are different each time.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Grab a cup of coffee, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is out

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Access Games is back on the case today with the release of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. Publisher Rising Star Games has sent word that special agent Francis York Morgan is back on the trail of the Red Seed Murderer in an investigation that is equally parts surreal and terrifying. An enhanced re-release exclusive to the PS3, The Director’s Cut includes all of the content of the 2010 Xbox 360 original plus a brand-new scenario, improved visuals and controls, and support for upcoming downloadable content.

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PlayStation 3 News

Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut goes gold, pre-order extras a go

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Rising Star Games has announced that Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut has gone gold for PS3. Two pre-order extras were also revealed, with GameStop offering an Espresso Suit and Amazon a Field Ops suit. The enhanced re-release features new scenario, improved visuals and controls, and support for upcoming downloadable content.

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PlayStation 3 News

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut welcomes you to Greenvale

Rising Star Games has released a new trailer, titled Welcome to Greenvale, for the upcoming PS3 re-release of Access Games’ Deadly Premonition. The Director’s Cut will feature a new scenario designed by game director Swery, upgraded visuals, refined controls, support for future DLC, and other tweaks.

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PlayStation 3 News

Official site launch – Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut

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Ignition has launched the official site for the upcoming Director’s Cut re-release of Deadly Premonition. The surreal survival-horror-thriller-procedural-spoof thing will be bringing its Twin Peaks-esque investigative wilds to the PS3 next month. The new version will include various gameplay tweaks, a new scenario, updated graphics, and improved controls, as well as all of the weird demons, strange townsfolk, bizarre inner voices, and inane coffee references that’s made it a cult classic for the 360.

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PlayStation 3 News

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut announced for PS3

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Things are about to get weird(er). Rising Star Games plans to send Special Agent Francis York Morgan back into the field next year in Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for PS3. The update to the 2010 surreal psychological horror title will feature updated visuals, “reworked” controls, a new scenario from game director Swery, and support for upcoming downloadable content. Formerly a 360 exclusive, PS3 gamers will finally get a chance to experience the most Twin Peaks-ish game on the market.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News