Horror Games

Skydance Interactive to Develop Virtual Reality Game ‘The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners’

The Walking Dead franchise is about to get up close and personal! Fans are used to consuming the popular series in comic book and television formats, and there have been numerous video game adaptations… but none quite like this.

Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is currently working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead. The game will be called The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, and it will take place “in the flooded remains of New Orleans.” There are currently no details on which consoles the title will appear on, but at this time the game is set for a 2019 release date. read more

McFarlane Toys to Produce ‘Cuphead’ Toy Line

CUPHEAD mania will be jumping off of the screens of game consoles and into toy store shelves everywhere soon enough!  McFarlane Toys, in a press release on Tuesday July 17th, officially announced the acquisition of yet another toy license that began as a game and has quickly transcended pop-culture lore.  Following in the footsteps of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Hello Neighbor, the toy and action figure super-company will begin production on Construction Sets modeled after the wildly popular game Cuphead.  Spawn himself would be proud. read more

Season 2 of ‘Castlevania’ Coming in October

According to CNET, during the Netflix Anime panel at the Los Angeles Anime Expo, John Derderian the Director of Japan and Global Anime at Netflix made the announcement that the second of Castlevania will debut on October 26, 2018. The series follows Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage) as he tries to save humanity from the deadly Dracula.

Raise hell. Season 2 is a bloody nightmare. Join our awakening October 26, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/gtXU0iP2VA

— Mr. Belmont (@Castlevania) July 6, 2018 read more

Streaming-Only Version of ‘Resident Evil 7’ to Appear on Nintendo Switch in Japan

After launching in January of 2017 to a positive critical and fan reception, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch! But there are a couple of catches…

Variety reports that the game will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 24th, but it won’t be available on physical media, you can’t buy a digital copy of it, it can’t be played without an internet connection, and it’s only available in Japan.

Entitled Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version, the game must be played by streaming it over a high-speed internet connection. Everyone can play the first 15 minutes for free, but after that the game must be “rented” for a 180 day period for 2,000 yen (approximately $17.99 in US dollars). The Switch version will include the complete game including all of the downloadable content which was originally available on other platforms. It will also include Joy-Con support and motion controls. read more

‘The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31’: The Horror News Network Review

In 1982 John Carpenter unleashed a horror film that chilled viewers bones and took paranoia to an unseen level. Set in the harsh weather backdrop of Antarctica, a group of researchers are attacked by a hostile shape-shifting alien. The Thing boasted renowned actors such as Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, and Richard Dysart in the ensemble cast.

Released in November 2017 by Mondo Games and Project Raygun, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 takes us back to Outpost 31 and to the harsh weather of Antarctica. All twelve characters from the film MacReady, Blair, Nauls, Palmer, Childs, Dr. Copper, Norris, Bennings, Clark, Garry, Fuchs, and Windows are available for players. Each of the player comes with their own miniature game piece and an ID card complete with a quote from the movie and their unique “captain powers.” read more

‘Rampage’: The Horror News Network Review

Summer movie season 2018 is upon us, which means hours upon hours of bloated examples of filmmaking by committee- chock full of superhero spandex and market tested “edgy” PG-13 jokes that are sure to get the kids laughing- will soon be stinking up the local multiplex like a truck stop bathroom with no ceiling fan. Rampage kicks off the festivities early after jumping up two weeks on the calendar to avoid the wake of Disney’s guaranteed Tomatometer bonanza, Marvel Movie 19: Thanos is Finally Here! Fortunately, Rampage starts things off right by delivering a decent Dwayne Johnson monster mash that doesn’t take itself too seriously and reinforces the idea that video game adaptations don’t have to be terrible. read more

Starbreeze Studios Releases Maya Character Reveal Trailer for ‘Overkill’s The Walking Dead’

Starbreeze Studios have just released a new trailer for their upcoming video game, Overkill’s The Walking Dead, and it introduces a brand new playable character. Consisting entirely of non-playable footage, the clip focuses on the origin story of Maya, a medical professional who has a very bad day at work. Before she knows it, a typical shift in the emergency room becomes a desperate fight for survival filled with a variety of zombie attacks and uncomfortable decisions. You can watch the clip for yourself below: read more

Blumhouse Taps Columbus For ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Adaptation

Blumhouse Productions, fresh off a run of huge horror movies in the past few years, are ready to add yet another title to its resume.  As first announced on their official Twitter account (see below), Blumhouse has announced that Chris Columbus has been tapped to write, produce and direct the big screen adaptation of the wildly popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s.  While it may seem like a bit of an odd choice, the news that the project is one step closer to reality is refreshing news to both horror fans and tech-savvy teenagers alike. read more

Capcom Offers Prize Money to Intrepid Monster Hunters

To celebrate the release of their new game Monster Hunter: World, Capcom is offering a $70,000 reward for any fearless monster hunters who wish to risk life-and-limb to capture solid evidence of the existence of a variety of cryptozoological creatures.

According to IGN, the video game developer has partnered”…with Jon Downes of The Centre of Fortean Zoology, Capcom is giving hunters until June 30 to provide verifiable evidence of everything from Bigfoot to The Cornish Owlman.”

Downes states that “I’ve spent the majority of my life travelling across the globe to hunt for evidence of these creatures.  Although I have had some successes, I have yet to find that elusive proof and it is time for me to offer my help as I throw down the gauntlet to the next generation.” read more

New ‘Death Stranding’ Trailer Debuts at The Game Awards 2017

At the recent The Game Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, Hideo Kojima and the team at Kojima Productions released an eight-minute trailer for the highly anticipated Death Stranding video game.  The trailer opens with the main character, played by The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus waking up on the ground in the middle of a rainstorm. As he pulls himself to his feet we see that him and his fellow crew members have perhaps crashed on what could be another planet.  Tension mounts as the viewer sees mysterious enemies taking the lives of his fellow travelers. The trailer ends with the Reedus character holding a special package. read more