Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Thriller

Agent Anne Tarver introduced in new trailer for Virginia

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A new trailer has been released for Variable State’s Virginia. A cinematic trailer was released a few weeks back, and today, the studio is focusing on the characters surrounding the supernatural mystery. Protagonist and recent FBI graduate Anne Tarver is highlighted, who takes on a missing persons case in Kingdom, Virginia, as her first assignment. However, her progress into the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax uncovers “sinister forces” in the town and is frustrated by doubts about her new partner, veteran Maria Halperin.

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Cinematic trailer released for supernatural adventure Virginia

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After a brief teaser, Variable State has released a cinematic trailer for their upcoming supernatural procedural Virginia. The footage is taken from gameplay, but spliced together to offer a wider look at the thriller’s characters and environments. Taking its cues from television, the developers utilize a variety of editing techniques, including dissolves, jump cuts, and montages, throughout the game.

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Supernatural-tinged noir Virginia launching Sept. 22, demo out

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Variable State has sent word that their upcoming first-person thriller, Virginia, is set to launch on September 22. The noir is said to be infused with elements of horror and science fiction, and being set in 1992, inspired by several shows of that era, including X-Files, Twin Peaks, and the revamped The Outer Limits. As a newly minted FBI agent, players are assigned to look into the disappearance of a young boy from Kingdom, Virginia, Lucas Fairfax. A veteran of the force has also been assigned the case, and will keep an eye on the player throughout the investigation. A demo for Mac and Windows PC is currently available through Steam.

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The Church in the Darkness announced by State of Decay developer

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State of Decay developer Paranoid Productions has announced their latest project, The Church in the Darkness. Centered on the cult movement of the 1970s, and featuring the actors behind GLaDOS and Team Fortress 2’s Sniper, the game tasks players with infiltrating a cult and sussing out who is and isn’t a threat. Players take on the role of a former law enforcement officer who decides to head down to South America and break into Freedom Town to check on their sister’s well-being. The developers also noted that they will be utilizing alternating personalities and a fluctuating narrative to ensure that each playthrough is different.

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Conspiracies abound in new episodic RPG Majestic Nights

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A new conspiracy-theory-themed role-playing game has been announced from Epiphany Games. Majestic Nights is an episodic thriller set in an alternate 1980s where all conspiracy theories are actually true. Players will take on the role of a Cardholder, an intelligence operative who has had a hand in some of the most well-known conspiracies, and as Cal, a downtrodden private investigator who has a mysterious past. The game is described as having “fast, light mechanics” and “an over-the-top 1980s aesthetic,” with the goal being for players to gather details about each conspiracy and connect the dots.

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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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The Bell Killer debuts in new Murdered: Soul Suspect trailer

Recently murdered detective Ronan O’Connor begins to realize he’s the latest in a long line of killings in a new trailer for Murdered: Soul Suspect. The Bell Killer video focuses on a killer who is on a spree in Salem and his connection with O’Connor. For a more in-depth look at the game, check out this hour-plus-long video of panel with developer Airtight Games from PAX East 2014.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect to beat the (undead) streets this June

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Square Enix’s upcoming supernatural procedural title from Airtight Games, Murdered: Soul Suspect, will be hitting store shelves on June 3. A pre-order bonus was also announced, an interactive digital strategy map. The map will be accessible on a computer or tablet and serve to help players find all of Salem’s goodies, from quests to Easter Eggs. Players will spend a lot of time roaming the city streets as recently deceased detective Ronan O’Connor, who must travel through the limbo world of Dusk as he searches for his murderer.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect goes next-gen, heading to PS4, Xbox One

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Square Enix and Airtight Games’s otherworldly police procedural title Murdered: Soul Suspect will be making its way to PS4 and Xbox One. According to the publisher, the new versions will feature native 1080p output and improved effects, such as subsurface scattering and an increased particle count. Soul Suspect was announced early last year for 360, PC, and PS3.

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E3 video walkthrough of Murdered: Soul Suspect released

Square Enix has released a walkthrough of Airtight Games’ upcoming investigative action-adventure title Murdered: Soul Suspect. The developer-guided video, presented at E3, is over 25 minutes long and offers an extended look at what players can expect as recently deceased detective Ronan O’Connor. As a spirit stuck in the limbo world of Dusk, O’Connor must battle evil spirits while reading the minds of his fellow detectives and manipulating their actions in order to solve the mystery of his own murder.

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