Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Survival Horror

Techland delays Dying Light, rescheduled to launch early 2015

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Video Announcement - Screenshot 6

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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(PC Review) Daylight

(PC Review) Daylight

“… provides few frights.”

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Alien: Isolation *beep … beep-beep* tracked for October release

Aliens Isolation (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Over the weekend, Sega announced that Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation will be launching online and in stores on October 7. The survival-horror adventure title is taking a less action-oriented approach in comparison to its shooter predecessors, and will instead focus on the sense of paranoia and fear felt by the crew in the original film.

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CA details approach to Alien: Isolation in new developer video

A new behind-the-scenes trailer has been released from Total War creator Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien: Isolation. The nearly three-and-a-half-minute video features several members of the development team discussing their plans to recreate the feelings of isolation and powerlessness that were so prevalent in the 1979 original film. One way the studio hopes to achieve this is by breaking from the trend of basing gameplay around scripted events and opting for a more reactive design.

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HD re-release of Resident Evil 4 now on Steam

Resident Evil 4 (360, PC, PS2, Wii) PC Announcement - Screenshot 7

Leon Kennedy is a busy man. As if his current workload isn’t enough, he has to go back in time today to relive one of his past adventures with a new HD re-release of Resident Evil 4 for PC. Now available on Steam, the $19.99 download features the Separate Ways epilogue, support for Steam achievements, cloud saving, trading cards, and controllers, and a host graphical upgrades, including sharpened text, enhanced textures, and a bump to 60 frames per second.

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The Evil Within to make this summer a dark one, shipping in August

The Evil Within (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Extended Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 3

Bethesda’s upcoming Tango Gameworks- and Shinji Mikami-developed survival-horror title The Evil Within has been officially dated for August 26. As detective Sebastian Castellanos, players will have to fight for their life after being attacked by a malevolent force at a crime scene and waking up in an alternate, twisted world. Players will have little resources at their disposal as they try to defeat the realm’s monstrous creatures and make their way back to reality.

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Ellie returns to the beginning today in The Last of Us: Left Behind

The Last of Us (PS3) Left Behind Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fans of The Last of Us can see what happened to Ellie before she met Joel today in a new single-player downloadable prologue, Left Behind. The Naughty Dog-developed add-on explores Ellie’s relationship with her friend Riley as the two attend school in the Boston quarantine zone and later decide whether to stay in the zone or join the Fireflys. Despite being set before The Last of Us, you’re going to want to finish it before playing Left Behind. And if you haven’t played The Last of Us yet, go ahead and free up a weekend and get to it.

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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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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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