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.
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
I haven’t played Trivial Pursuit in years but it looks like I’ll be taking another crack at it soon enough as the folks at USAopoly have released a “Horror Movie Edition” which I managed to snag today. While not like the classic version of the game that I grew up with (there’s no game board or dozens of multi-colored pie pieces to either lose or step on like legos), the game still calls upon that part of your brain that stores (mostly) useless knowledge; this time in the form of horror films. 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
Attendees at the PAX West game festival were treated to a special kill trailer for the upcoming Friday the 13th video game as well as a panel that featured the developers of the game and special FX legend, Tom Savini.
Whether he’s driving an axe through someone’s chest, throwing a poor soul into a fireplace, or using his trusty machete to end a life, the kill trailer delivered what fans of the 80’s slasher franchise have come to love, Jason killing people. The crowd cheered as they viewed all thirteen kills that were showcased in the trailer and they were promised that there would be more where that came from. read more
At a PAX West panel, Telltale Games announced that the title of their third Walking Dead game will be “The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier.” Set for release in November, the game will be available on consoles, PC/MAC, and mobile platforms.
Gamers will be happy to see the return of Clementine, the protagonist of the second season of the Telltale’s Walking Dead game series. This time though, Clementine is no longer a child, she is now a teenager. In the preview trailer (below) she is shown carrying a gun and walking with fellow survivor and new character, Javier. read more
Georgia-based game developer, Tripwire Interactive has announced that the follow-up to their 2009 hit Killing Floor will be coming to PC and PS2 systems on November 18, 2016.
The backdrop of Killing Floor 2 picks up just a month after the original game concluded. This time though, all hope seems lost as the military is nowhere to be found and civilization is in ruin. It is up to the player to eradicate the monsters and help humanity regain control of Europe.
“We really wanted to focus on a few things,” said Creative Director, William Munk “Bullets, blades, and blood”. read more
Three Dead Rising games (Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record) will be available for digital download on XBox One and PS4 on September 13th. The release is in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the game, which was released on August of 2006.
The zombie killing franchise is considered one of the most successful in the horror genre. Dead Rising 3, the latest edition of the game, has already sold over 2 million copies.
Capcom has announced that all three titles will allow the characters to use the previously released DLC costumes. In addition, the game will now be able to be played at 60fps (frames per second), which is an upgrade from 30fps in the past games. read more