Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Survival Horror

Techland cancels PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dyling Light

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Steam 4 Pack Announcement - Screenshot 3

Techland has announced that development has ceased on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dying Light. The studio released an open letter to the community, posted below, regarding their decision. And a single-sentence summary for those pinched for time: “Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.”

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(PlayStation 4 Review) The Evil Within

(PlayStation 4 Review) The Evil Within

“… doesn’t redefine the survival- or action-horror genres, but it does offer plenty of opportunities to turn monsters into mush while escaping giant meat grinders and grotesque beasts.”

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Techland kicks off 4-pack promo on Steam for Dying Light

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Steam 4 Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Techland has launched a new four-pack promo on Steam for their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The deal allows users to pre-order four copies for the price of three, with one for themselves and three as giftable extras to send to others. All copies include an exclusive weapon, the Punk Queen, and access to the Be the Zombie DLC multiplayer mode.

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The Evil Within now available for console, PC

Detective Castellanos begins his journey through a monster-filled nether realm today with the release of The Evil Within. The Tango Gameworks-developed survival-horror title, helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, tasks players with surviving a world teeming with traps and bizarre, murderous creatures by scrounging for whatever they can find to defend themselves. A recent series of videos have detailed what’s in store and can be found here (survival), here (world), and here (traps and weapons).

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See Castellano’s deadly, shifting world in new The Evil Within trailer

Bethesda has released another survival-themed trailer for The Evil Within. The latest video, World Within, details the monster-infested nether realm that players will find themselves in as Detective Castellanos. Shifting environments, puzzles, stealth, and side paths are all covered in the nearly three and a half minute video. The upcoming survival-horror title from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and studio Tango Gameworks is scheduled to launch next week, so be sure to catch up on the latest gruesomely informative videos here and here.

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We’ve got movement! Alien: Isolation released for console, PC

Aliens Isolation (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released Creative Assembly’s new survival-thriller Alien: Isolation. In this latest take on the popular franchise, players will find themselves on a decommissioned trading station on the outskirts of space, trying to avoid being impaled, sliced, burned, or otherwise mutilated by a Xenomorph that has found its way on board. Unlike previous Aliens titles, players will have to make do with limited resources by sticking to the shadows and gathering whatever they can to survive the hunt.

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Traps, crossbows, and more in new The Evil Within trailer

The Evil Within, Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title, is due out next week, and Bethesda has released a new gameplay video. The trailer, Fight for Life, runs around three and a half minutes long and features more blood-splattered walls, monsters, and combat, but the focus this time is on traps. Traps can not only be used to lure enemies to their (final) death but also to construct new weapons, with the footage demonstrating a powerful mechanical crossbow. It’s one of the more action-packed videos to come out, plus it has an extended sequence with Pyramid Head’s long-lost brother, The Keeper.

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Dying Light trailer showcases Be the Zombie pre-order DLC

Techland has released a new trailer to show off its asymmetric multiplayer mode, Be the Zombie, in their upcoming open-world, zombie-themed action title Dying Light. The new video, Be the Zombie, gives an idea as what players can expect when their multiplayer game is invaded by another player in the form of a Night Hunter zombie. Invasions will take part in all versions of the game, but to be the Night Hunter and invade other worlds, players will have to pre-order the game to access the Be the Zombie mode.

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The Evil Within – Every Last Bullet ‘survival 101′ trailer released

The Evil Within has gone gold, and to get survival-horror aficionados properly prepared, Bethesda has released new gameplay footage. The trailer is the first in the new Every Last Bullet series, offering a ‘survival 101’ lesson for those looking to assist Detective Castellanos in his battle against strange monsters in a nightmarish world. The video covers what few tools he’ll have at his disposal, and the need to burn anything and everything that moves.

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Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode now official, DLC packs announced

Aliens Isolation (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Survival Mode Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has officially announced Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode, which was debuted earlier this year at E3. As a terrified survivor on board the Sevastopol Station, players must make use of limited resources in order to avoid detection by a lone Xenomorph while also completing a series of objectives. The game will ship with one map, Basement, but more will be available as downloadable content beginning on October 28. Basement will include three new maps as well as a new playable character. Five add-on packs in total will be released by March, each featuring a new playable character, different enemies to avoid, and new maps. A Season Pass is now available for all packs, offering a savings of 25%.

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