Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Psychological Thriller

Psychological thriller Get Even out now for console, PC

Bandai Namco has released The Farm 51’s psychological thriller Get Even. The first-person shooter finds players waking up in an abandoned asylum as prisoner and mercenary Cole Black. As he struggles to remember his past, a mysterious figure known as Red forces him to relive his memories through the Pandora headset while sending him out to explore the facility.

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Cyanide Studio releases new Call of Cthulhu trailer for E3

The Sleeper of R’lyeh nears in a new trailer for Call of Cthulhu. The upcoming procedural role-playing game puts players in the shoes of private investigator Edward Pierce. His latest assignment is a case involving the death of a family on Darkwater Island. As he gets to know the strange locals and bizarre environs, his sanity will start the slip, as his investigation draws him closer to Cthulhu.

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Layers of Fear gets Inheritance launch trailer, Masterpiece Edition

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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Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay debuted in E3 trailer

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

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

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

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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