Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Survival Horror

Alien: Isolation has gone gold, beware the approaching xenomorphs

Sega has announced that Alien: Isolation has gone gold. To begin the final countdown until its release next month, developer Creative Assembly has revealed the first of a new set of trailers focused on the theme of survival—well, a hashtag focused on the theme of survival, “#howwillyousurvive?” As might be expected, things don’t end well for the unnamed human trying to outrun rampaging xenomorphs.

Alien: Isolation is scheduled to launch on October 7 for 360, PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Metro Redux

(PlayStation 4 Review) Metro Redux

“… ittle reason for action fans not to check out this comprehensive collection.”

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Three DLC packs, Season Pass announced for The Evil Within

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Bethesda has detailed The Evil Within’s post-launch DLC packs and Season Pass. The Shinji Mikami-helmed survival horror title will be supplemented with three download packs, and the pass to access them all will run $19.99. The first pack scheduled to launch, The Keeper (aka Boxman), is a collection of mission-based maps. The last two will make up a single side story featuring Sebastian’s partner, Juli Kidman, fleshing out the plot while adding new areas and new enemies.

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Techland releases Dying Light gamescom demo gameplay video

Techland is heading into gamescom with a new trailer for Dying Light. The footage, clocking in at just under two and a half minutes, is taken from a demo that will be playable at the conference, which runs from August 14 to 17 in Cologne, Germany. All attendees will be able to try the demo for themselves by heading to the kiosks stationed in the convention’s Entertainment Area.

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Remastered Resident Evil being remastered for console, PC

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The 2002 GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil is itself being remade as an updated digital re-release for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. The latest version will launch early next year and feature a host of audio and visual updates. Some of the updates include remastered sound effects with support for 5.1 surround sound, options for 4:3 ratio or 16:9 widescreen, increased resolution, upgraded textures, support for 1080p for PS4 and Xbox One, and the ability to choose between classic controls (re: tank style) or alternative (characters move “directly in the direction of the analogue stick”).

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The Last of Us Remastered now available in stores, online for PS4

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Sony has released the updated next-gen-ified version of Last of Us for PS4, The Last of Us Remastered. This enhanced version includes Left Behind, the prequel DLC that follows Ellie up to her meeting with Joel, two multiplayer map packs, and new difficulty modes. Performance has also been improved, with support for 1080p, 60 frames per second, longer draw distances, better lighting and shadows, and higher-resolution character models. Remastered is available for $49.99.

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(Wii Review) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

(Wii Review) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

“… an interesting and often fantastic reimagining of the original Silent Hill.”

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Dying Light gameplay trailer showcases Natural Movement system

In preparation for its presentation at E3, Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The video, running at just over a minute and a half, features the game’s Natural Movement system, which combines parkour, ziplining, and both melee and long-range combat.

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The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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Techland delays Dying Light, rescheduled to launch early 2015

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Dead Island and Call of Juarez developer Techland has released a statement announcing that they have pushed back their open-world survival title Dying Light to next February. The title is currently scheduled to come out for five systems, and the release notes that the extra time will mean that they “won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms.” The full statement is available below.

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