Horror Games

IllFonic Releases Reveal Trailer for ‘Predator: Hunting Grounds’ on Playstation 4

IllFonic- the studio behind the recent Friday the 13th video game- are headed back into the forest… but this time they’re in search of a different kind of slasher! Their next game is based on the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Predator; and they just released a brief trailer for the project at today’s Playstation State of Play event.

Charles Brungardt, IllFonic’s chief executive, told Polygon that, “in the game, one group of players will control a fire team that packs conventional firepower; one player assumes the Predator role, and gets to use its trademark Plasmacaster. The paramilitary guys will be tasked with shooting up bad guys and recovering loot as the Predator closes in, tracking and ambushing its prey.” read more

Ghostface Coming to ‘Dead by Daylight’

Morf_UK, a Twitch streamer stumbled upon the latest addition to the survival horror game Dead by Daylight and it’s the masked slasher from the Scream series Ghostface. The leak occurred due to a wrong update being released to the Xbox One version which was found by the popular live streamer.

The developer has since confirmed Ghostface as part of its upcoming chapter release. read more

‘Friday the 13th’ Rights Lawsuit Slashes On

Sad news for Friday the 13th fans, the ongoing and severely frustrating lawsuit between the original film’s screenwriter Victor Miller and director Sean Cunningham will continue as Cunningham has now refiled his appeal which means the reversion of rights Miller had been granted in 2018 are now again in limbo.

In short, fans should not expect a new Friday film in the near future, because the fight is far from over and the lawsuit could go in any direction.

The last update on the status of the lawsuit gave fans hope to soon have good news in terms of the next entry in the franchise. read more

Story Trailer Arrives for ‘Days Gone’

A brand new trailer for the survival horror game Days Gone has been unleashed upon gamers worldwide. The two minute trailer follows Deacon St. John as he struggles with life choices in a post-apocalyptic world. Whether it be the zombie-like Freakers that run loose throughout the land, or a less than reputable band of survivors, Deacon must always remain prepared for the next threat as everyday is a fight for survival.

Presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Days Gone is being developed by SIE Bend Studio and written and co-directed by John Garvin along with Jeff Ross. In addition to the regular game, a deluxe edition is set to be released which features a digital mini-artbook and original music. For serious collectors, a collectors edition will be released which features a statue, patches, pins, and more. read more

USAopoly Releasing ‘It’-Themed Games for 2019 and 2020

USAopoly, or as they’re now re-branded – “The Op”, brought us one of our favorite games of last year with Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition (click here for that story) so fellow staffer Sean McLaughlin and I were pretty psyched to happen upon their booth at New York Toy Fair a few weeks back. We were greeted by Raquel who could immediately tell that we didn’t have much interest in their line of Disney games (which I’m sure are fantastic) and we were escorted directly to a secret corner section of their enclosed area where she showed us the treats that we were not allowed to discuss – until now. read more

Possible ‘Alien’ Animated Series in the Works

According to the gang at Observer, an R-Rated animated Alien Series may be in development. Sources tell the site that a seven-episode series based on the Alien: Isolation game could arrive as early as April. Rumor has it that Axis Animation will bring the series to fruition.

Alien: Isolation was published by Sega and released in October 2014 for both consoles and the PC. The game is set 15 years after the events of the original Alien film and follows Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda Ripley, as she investigates the disappearance of her mother. The series received generally positive reviews and was nominated for several year-end awards. read more

WizKids is Bringing Japanese Horror Game ‘Hako Onna’ to America

This past weekend at the prestigious Toy Fair New York, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jessa Morgen of WizKids for an exclusive discussion about their upcoming American release of Hako Onna – a Japanese horror game that is currently in it’s fourth edition in Japan. Check out the video to learn all about this horrifying game and then visit the WizKids link below the video for more info.

As you heard, WizKids is shooting for a Q3 release of Hako Onna which will put them in line to get this game in our hands hopefully before Halloween of this year. I definitely dropped several references to Horror News Network wanting a copy to review so we will keep you posted if that happens! In the meantime, head over to the WizKids website (click here) for more info on Hako Onna and all other games they currently have in production and don’t forget to check out the rest of our coverage from Toy Fair New York 2019 by clicking here! read more

HNN Preview of Toy Fair New York 2019

The 2019 New York Toy Fair is only a few days away, and the gang at HNN is ready to once again invade the Javitz Center in Manhattan and partake in all of the fun.

Staff writers Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin preview what to expect at this year’s event, and shed some light on the companies and exhibits that will be of particular interest to horror fans.  The boys cover all of the favorites like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and many others.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for the entire episode, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more

“Fighting to Survive” Trailer Released for ‘Days Gone’

“They call those transformed by the virus, Freakers.” The latest trailer for Days Gone was released today and it is nothing short of breathtaking. The two-and-a-half minute trailer features an array of villains while explaining various types of combat and weapons.

Developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Days Gone is a survival horror game which uses the wildly popular Unreal Engine 4 to drive the game. Set in the Pacific Northwest two years after a pandemic wipes out most of the world, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. read more

Netflix to Produce ‘Resident Evil’ TV Series

Why should AMC have all of the undead fun?  In an exclusive article, Deadline is reporting that a TV series based on Resident Evil is currently in the works over at Netflix.  The franchise already boasts six movies, but could be in prime position to scoop up a lot of hungry zombie television fans as the still-massive Walking Dead series gets a bit longer in the tooth and more convoluted from a story-line standpoint.  This rumored scripted-series will be looking to capitalize off of this growing audience while leveraging the technology and advantages of being on a streaming platform. read more