Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Survival Horror

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

E3 2013: Bethesda – Elder Scrolls Online, Evil Within, and Wolfenstein

Bethesda (E3 2013) The Evil Within (360, PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One) Screenshot 1

Bethesda’s E3 line-up consisted of three previously announced titles: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order. The biggest reveal was that all three will also be released for PS4 and Xbox One. Some new videos and screens accompanied the announcement.

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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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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut outfit, vehicle DLC hits PSN

Deadly Premonition Directors Cut (PS3) DLC Launch Announcement - Art 1

The first round of downloadable content has been released for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. The drops, detailed below, are packed with new outfits, new cars, and vehicle skins. What’s even more interesting is an end note in Rising Star’s announcement that reveals that next week’s release is Real Estate Pack, which will allow York to move out of the hotel and settle down in Greenvale.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

“Access Games has managed to create a unique title that is at once silly, bad, great, funny, surreal, ridiculous, and most importantly, memorable.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Techland wants gamers to fear the night in Dying Light

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

Techland, the busy developer behind the recently released Dead Island: Riptide and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, is currently at work on a new survival-horror title, Dying Light. According to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive, the game will center around a day-and-night cycle that will allow players to explore a relatively safe world during the day, free to scavenge and craft weapons, but pit them against predators and infected humans at night. A free-running mechanic was also mentioned as a prominent way for players to traverse the game’s dynamic open world.

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