Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Survival Horror

Resident Evil Revelations 2 out now in full online, as physical release

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the physical version of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The $39.99 set includes all four downloadable episodes along with two spin-off episodes, the Throwback Map Pack for Raid Mode, two extra characters for Raid Mode, and four alternate costumes. A patch will also add online co-op for Raid Mode on March 31. All four episodes can also be downloaded for $5.99 each and the spin-off episode for $4.99, or they can be purchased altogether digitally as part of the Complete Season pass for $24.99. The difference between the Complete Season and the disc version is the latter’s inclusion of Wesker in Raid Mode, the alternate costumes, and the map pack.

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The Evil Within: The Assignment calls in Kidman, out for console, PC

The Evil Within (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) The Assignment Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Evil Within: The Assignment, the first of a two-part downloadable side story, is available on Live, PSN, and Steam. The Assignment is set during the original game and follows Sebastian’s partner, detective Juli Kidman, during their time apart. Her encounter differs from Sebastian’s in that she encounters new enemies, uncovers different information about the ongoing events, and has her own dealings with Mobius. The second part of her storyline will be available in The Consequence, set to go live this spring.

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The Evil Within DLC The Assignment announced, launching March 10

The Evil Within will be receiving its first downloadable add-on next month with The Assignment. Scheduled to launch on March 10, The Assignment is the first of a two-party side story that follows Sebastian’s partner Juli Kidman during the main campaign. The expansion will feature new enemies and locations, as well as more behind the group Mobius. Players can see The Assignment in action on Bethesda’s Twitch channel on March 6 at 3 p.m. (CST). Part two, The Consequence, is scheduled to launch this spring.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 1 now on PSN, Feb. 25 on Live

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PSN for PS3 and PS4. Episode 1 will launch tomorrow on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One and on Steam for PC. The sequel begins with Claire Redfield, now an agent for the anti-bioterrorism group Terra Save, working alongside Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, to escape the clutches of kidnappers. In search of the two, Barry encounters Natalia Korda, a young girl with the power to sense enemies, whom he recruits to find Moira. Players must switch between the pairs in order to avoid enemies and find their way off a deadly island.

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Dying Light gameplay video shows the Night Hunter in action

Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from Dying Light’s Be the Zombie multiplayer mode. The video, narrated by lead game designer Maciej Binkowski, highlights the asymmetric aspect of the player-versus-player combat. One player controls the super-powered Night Hunter zombie and uses its array of moves, from a ground pound to horde-summoner spit, to track and take down four other players. Current players should watch until the end: a code flashes that can be redeemed for in-game weapons from Dockets.DyingLightGame.com. Note that accounts must be linked to access the free weapons from the Quartermaster.

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Resident Evil sets PSN, Capcom digital release sales records

Resident Evil (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Announcement - Screenshot 1

According to Capcom, Resident Evil has set the record for PSN’s biggest-selling day-one digital title. Additionally, the game has become their fastest-selling digital title to date in North America and Europe. To accompany the announcements, we’ve added several new screenshots from the remade remake, showing more of Chris and the Master of Unlocking herself in action.

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White Night releasing for PC, PS4 on March 3, Xbox One on March 6

White Night (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

OSome Studio’s upcoming narrative-driven, horror-themed survival title White Night is nearing completion and set to go live next month. The Linux, Mac, PS4, and Windows PC versions will be available on March 3 and the Xbox One version on March 6. As the survivor of a deadly car crash, players will attempt to seek aid from the inhabitants of a strange, isolated mansion. Needless to say, that quickly turns into a fight for survival as they battle through, explore, and navigate their way around the puzzles and dangerous that await on the estate.

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Dying Light now available in stores and online for console, PC

Techland’s latest open-world action title Dying Light has launched for console and PC. The parkour-infused survival title pits players, as undercover operative Kyle Crane, against hordes of zombies as they make their way through an overrun city on a rescue mission. The game features a day-and-night-focused design, allowing players to scrounge for supplies during the day while challenging them to survive the night against faster, more powerful enemies. And as recently announced, the previous pre-order bonus Be the Zombie multiplayer mode is now free for all.

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Dying Light release dates revealed, Be the Zombie mode free for all

Techland has announced that Dying Light will have a worldwide digital release for PC on January 27. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will also launch on the same day in North and South America, while digital copies in other territories will be released on January 28 and physical copies on February 27. The studio also announced that the Be the Zombie multiplayer mode will no longer be a pre-order bonus but free for all. A new gameplay video was released of the team demonstrating the mode. The team also released a letter explaining the recent news, which has been posted below.

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Dying Light co-op spotlighted in new gameplay trailer

Techland has released a new video showcasing the co-op mode from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. A team of survivors controlled by two lead developers, a brand manager, and an assistant producer from the studio assist one another to battle back the undead hordes. The drop-in/drop-out-supported four-player multiplayer is integrated into the campaign, allowing players to take on quests, explore, and tackle co-co-specific challenges together.

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