The folks at Capcom sure have gone out of their way to make us say “Okay, that’s weird!” throughout the production of Resident Evil 7. From the dramatic tonal shift present in its playable teaser demo (similar to the Silent Hills P.T. experience), to the USB stick resembling the demo’s mysterious severed finger that comes packaged with the game’s limited edition collector’s edition release, Capcom wants to keep us in the dark and scratching our heads until the game’s January 24th release date. Less is known about this game than any other Resident Evil game this close to release.
Netflix has just released a browser based game featuring characters from their orginal series including Stranger Things.
As Mike Wheeler, you can jump past security guards, soldiers and scientists while running through the woods around the secret military base. After a short while, the antagonist of the series, The Demogorgon appears and the chase is on. Mike does get a little help in the form of Eleven, a girl with some serious psychokinetic skills.
The game resembles the 8/16-bit video games of the past and is made with simplicity in mind. The spacebar is the only key you will need to press in this game. Hitting it once makes you jump, while hitting it twice makes you do a higher, double jump.
While the film Alien: Covenant is set to be released on May 19th, Fox has announced that it is also working on a virtual reality experience aimed at scaring the life out of folks. This will be the second VR release from Fox Innovation Lab (the first being The Martian VR Experience) and will be executive produced by Ridley Scott himself.
The studio describes the VR Experience as “a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe. Viewers will discover the true meaning of terror as they navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.”
Yesterday, Friday the 13th The Game was featured on IGN First, a section of the popular IGN website which showcases games set to debut at a later time. Viewers were treated to eighteen minutes of counselor gameplay with the goal being not to be killed by 80’s slasher icon, Jason Voorhees.
A handful of players roamed the woods in search of escape routes as Jason is seen looming. The slasher icon appears a few times during the demo, and fans can also hear that signature Harry Manfredini sound of ‘ki , ki, ki, ma, ma, ma‘. From the looks of it, the game plays much like the movie, and a traditional survival horror game.
If you’ve seen Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, you know that Jason Voorhees was dispatched by Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman). If you’ve seen that, we’re guessing that you’ve also seen Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and are aware that Tommy is also responsible for resurrecting Mr. Voorhees.
Much to the delight of horror and gaming fans, Gun Media released a new trailer showing that Tommy Jarvis will be a playable character in the much-anticipated Friday the 13th: The Game.
Fans of the classic Sega titles “Altered Beast” and “Streets of Rage” will be thrilled to learn that Stories International has entered into a collaboration with Circle of Confusion to produce both big and little screen versions of the popular video games. Stories Intl. is the production company of Sega Group. Circle of Confusion produces such film and television titles as “Fear the Walking Dead”, “Outcast” and “Mr. Right.”
President and CEO of Stories International, Tomoya Suzuki, will partner with Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis to bring these games to the mass American audiences in entertainment form. Stories Intl. also has their eyes on other popular Sega franchises, including “Shinobi”, “Virtua Figher” and “The House of the Dead”, which has already received the film treatment back in 2003 to limited success (thanks Uwe Boll!). “These are some of the most well loved SEGA games, and we are thrilled to be working with Stories to adapt them into major film and television franchises,” Mattis stated.
While no other details have yet been made public regarding the film/television adaptations for either “Altered Beast” (which involves a centurion who can shape-shift into a werewolf and is resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena from the Underworld) or “Streets of Rage”, their rabid fanbases eagerly await additional news. Keep checking HNN for details as they become available.
This past weekend at Sony’s Playstation Experience 20016, the latest trailer for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was released. Revealing only a few new plot twists, such as the name of the main character “Ethan,” the tease was enough for gamers who are anxiously awaiting the next installment in one of the most successful video game franchises ever.
Since 1996, Capcom’s survival horror game has been a staple even in all gamers collections, and became the zombie game that defined the genre. From the looks of it, this game is as creepy and intense as it ever was and may be even gorier this time around. The sneak peek that emerged this weekend is just the latest glimpse into the next chapter into what looks to be one of the darkest Resident Evil chapters yet. With Resident Evil 6 garnering Capcom $6.5 million in sales, I don’t expect the franchise to slow down anytime soon.
At the 2016 PlayStation Experience, game developer Naughty Dog revealed a trailer for The Last of Us 2. Fans hive-fived and cheered as the trailer played on the screen.
The trailer showed Ellie, who is now 19 years old, strumming a guitar and singing a song. The camera pans through the house and we see dead bodies all over. At the end, fellow protagonist, Joel walks in the room asks “What are you doing kiddo? You really gonna go through with this?” Ellie turns to the camera and responds with “I’m gonna find, and I’m gonna kill every last one of them.
Telltale Games has just released a brand new trailer for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier.
Almost three minutes long, the new trailer focuses on the hardships that the games protagonist, Javier has struggled through during the zombie outbreak. As the trailer unfolds we see Javier’s family mourning the recent death of a loved one. Before long, the recently deceased family member rises up and chaos ensues.
Debuting on December 20th, critically-acclaimed series will feature a special two-part premiere with two episodes debuting on the same day.
Hideo Kojima is back on the block after his very public falling out with Konami. Every since the terrfying P.T. (a playable teaser for Silent Hills, a game meant to be Kojima’s and Guillermo Del Toro’s take on the legendary Silent Hill franchise) dropped on Playstation 4, fans have been clamoring for the video game legend’s take on a full size horror game. But it wasn’t meant to be. Around the time of the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami began to publicly force Hideo Kojima out of the company and shifted focus away from producing AAA titles for home consoles.