Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Survival Horror

Capcom releasing Resident Evil 4 for PC next month, pre-order up

Resident Evil 4 (360, PC, PS2, Wii) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new high-definition version of Resident Evil 4 will be available for PC next month, according to Capcom. Scheduled for release on February 28, North American gamers will be able to download the re-release off Steam. This updated version will feature “HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time,” plus sharpened text, improved textures, wide-screen support, and all previously released content, including the Separate Ways epilogue, and game controller support. A pre-order campaign has launched on Steam as well, with early buyers receiving two digital extras: a 60-track soundtrack and an art book.

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PC News

Dying Light video shows the difficulties of surviving after sundown

Techland has released a nine-plus-minute video showing off more of their upcoming action title Dying Light. The footage shows a bit of the combat switch-up that’s necessary as the game switches from day to night. During the day, the infected are slow and easily distracted, allowing players to use parkour to jump between rooftops and over fences, distract them with firecrackers, and take them down before becoming overwhelmed. When the game switches to night, they become more aggressive, harder to shake, and hungrier, which drives them to be more active, allowing them to climb, jump, and run. Regardless of the time of day, it looks like slide kicking a zombie-ish thing off a building will always be satisfying.

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(Xbox 360 Review) How to Survive

(Xbox 360 Review) How to Survive

“… might not have the most exciting cast, but it can certainly deliver some satisfying zombie-slaying combat.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut: Ultimate Edition now on PSN

Deadly Premonition Directors Cut (PC, PS3) PC Steam Greenlight Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new version of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut has launched on PSN for PS3, the Ultimate Edition. This release features all of the content from the original Director’s Cut as well as all post-launch downloadable content. The extra packs add seven trait-boosting suits and outfits, three new rides that enhance performance (and one that adds drifting), a vehicle skin, and the Real Estate pack that allows York to purchase a home and settle down in Greenvale.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Nearly 12 minutes of The Evil Within revealed in new gameplay video

Bethesda has released a new extended gameplay video for Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within. The upcoming Shinji Mikami-developed survival-horror title will follow detective Sebastien Castellanos investigating a mass murder and the deaths of fellow officers by the same malevolent force. After being ambushed, Sebastien wakes up to find himself in a strange world filled with bizarre beings and the walking dead.

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Dying Light pre-order bonus announced, Be the Zombie mode

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PAX Screens - Screenshot 1

Warner Bros. announced at this year’s PAX that Techland’s upcoming zombie-themed action title Dying Light will come with a special pre-order bonus, Be the Zombie mode. The mode will allow players to take control of the undead in the game’s player-versus-player component at launch. As a bonus, gamers will get to control a special mutation known as the Night Hunter, which protects the zombie hive at night from human hunters with increased speed, a tendril for grappling, charge attacks, and long-distance attacks. Night hunters also have their own skill tree, as well as offer their own rewards and perks. New screens were also released.

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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

The Last of Us sells over three million in less than three weeks

The Last of Us (PS3) Sales Announcement - Screenshot 1

Naughty Dog has scored another hit with The Last of Us. Sony is reporting that the latest from the Uncharted developer has sold 3.4 million units, counting both physical units and PSN download copies, as of July 3. The announcement also stated that it is the fastest-selling PS3 game of 2013, having reached its numbers after less than three weeks on the market.

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PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) The Last of Us

(PlayStation 3 Review) The Last of Us

“… an engaging, nerve-wracking, and frequently depressing experience, and it’s phenomenal.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

(PlayStation 2 Review) Siren

(PlayStation 2 Review) Siren

“This is the first game that truly captures the paranoia and creeping dread that Romero brought to the table nearly three decades earlier.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews