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.
Variety is reporting that George Romero’s seminal zombie film, Night of the Living Dead, will be receiving a virtual update by Los Angeles-based VR company Supersphere for a 2018 release.
Supersphere partner and executive producer Doug Allenstein stated that “Night of the Living Dead is one of those films that has become a cultural touchstone; it revolutionized the horror genre and to this day it influences how we envision zombies. We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Image Ten to now expand that franchise to the next generation of storytelling: virtual reality.” read more
A new video for Dead by Daylight has confirmed a Nightmare on Elm Street chapter will be added featuring Freddy Krueger. As we reported last week, there were rumors that the “Springwood Slasher” would be the next character to be added to the survival horror game, which already features Leatherface, Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.
While it is great to see Freddy in game, some fans are upset at the character model used for the iconic 80s slasher. Instead of tailoring it after Robert Englund, the character bears a likeness to Jackie Earle Haley who portrayed Freddy in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. read more
Yesterday, Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios released the trailer for an upcoming chapter of Dead by Daylight called “Don’t Fall Asleep.” While the trailer does not show Freddy himself, rumors have been circulating around the internet. The speculation is that some data was leaked and certain sound effects surfaced that would indicate that the iconic 80’s slasher would be appearing. One sound effect even has a child humming the “One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You” song. read more
Illfonic’s May 26th launch of Friday the 13th: The Game hasn’t exactly been a smooth one. Kotaku reports that the game has been plagued by glitches and connection issues since its release, and that fan dissatisfaction came to a head recently due to Illfonic’s open beta and impending release of their next game, entitled Dead Alliance. The official forum for Friday the 13th: The Game and other sites like Reddit quickly became filled with statements from fans asserting that the developer should fix Friday before moving on to another game. In response to all of this outrage on the internets, Illfonic’s CEO, Chuck Brungardt, posted an official statement on Reddit about the company’s commitment to both games. read more
Do you like “Evil Dead 2?” How about board games? Horror News Network caught up with Taylor Smith of Space Goat Productions on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con for a close-up overview of their upcoming game “Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game.” This successful Kickstarter project is currently available to all as a pre-order item.
Synopsis: Board games are about to get a lot more groovy—and gory! Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game based on the classic film. Featuring over 40 custom figures and art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the film, Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is the tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. From 2-6 players will work together in 90–120 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil Deadites themselves. read more
In a classic example of “two-things-you-never-thought-you’d-hear-in-the-same-sentence-category”, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson) will serve as a helpful guide to players in the upcoming DLC (down-loadable content) map pack adventure Attack of the Radioactive Thing! which is included in the third Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC supplement entitled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution.
According to an official release from Activision, “The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong…Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style.” read more
Dead by Daylight is not unfamiliar to hardcore gamers as it has already been available for Microsoft Windows OS for a year but today the game hits the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles as well.
An asymmetrical horror/survival game, Dead by Daylight pits up to four “survivors” against one “killer” who is tasked with tracking down and eliminating them all. The gameplay takes place in several locations that are based on the place that the killer calls home.
For horror fans who were psyched at the opportunity to play as Jason Voorhees in Gun Media & IllFonic’s Friday the 13th: The Game, Dead By Daylight has jumped into the mix by adding Michael Myers and Laurie Strode as playable characters in the all-too-familiar setting of Haddonfield but currently only in the Windows version (more on that below). read more
Good things come to those that wait. And wait. And wait. IllFonic, the developers behind the much-anticipated but equally buggy Friday the 13th game, have announced a peace offering for its loyal users in the wake of multiple glitches and connectivity problems that have plagued it since is wide release just a few weeks ago. On June 20th, IllFonic is releasing a new update available to all current gamers which will include upgrades like new clothing for the characters and complementary Customization Points (which are used like currency within the game). read more
A trailer for a video game based on the popular horror role playing game from the early 1980’s ,Call of Cthulhu, has just been revealed at the annual E3 convention and trade show in Los Angeles.
Call of Cthulhu will be released later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and according to the official press release, the game will “Plunge into the troubled mind of private investigator Edward Pierce, as his perception of reality becomes more and more skewed the closer he gets to the Great Dreamer’s sphere of influence. Sent to Darkwater Island to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death of a family, your original assignment spirals out of control against a backdrop of suspicious locals, mutilated whales, and disappearing bodies. Pierce’s mind will suffer – balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures…and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.” read more