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Cinematic survival shooter Abandoned coming to PS5 later this year

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 8 April 2021 08:58 GMT Blue Box Game Studios has announced that its first-person survival shooter, Abandoned,  will be landing on the PlayStation 5 later this year.In a new post over on the PlayStation Blog, the Dutch developer explains the premise of the photo-realistic game and outlines what players can expect from the “cinematic, first-person horror survival shooter set in a highly detailed open world environment” that runs at 60fps in 4K.“The story is centred around Jason Longfield, who wakes up in a strange forest,” writes Hasan Kahraman, game director at Blue Box Game Studios. “Abandoned and not…

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City theatrical release pushed to November 24

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:32 GMT Sony has announced a delay for the Resident Evil reboot movie.Originally slated to arrive in theaters on September 3, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has been delayed to November 24.According to Variety, the film was likely moved due to the September date also being the same day Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hit theaters.Here’s the synopsis for the film:In the once-booming home of the pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil…

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Amnesia: Rebirth now has a less-spooky Adventure Mode

As a big stupid baby who is compelled to play horror games I know will freak my nut out, I am grateful to see Frictional Games add a less-spooky mode to another of their games. Today they blessed Amnesia: Rebirth with an ‘Adventure Mode’, an optional difficulty level which stops monsters murdering you while throwing in some extra puzzles for folks who just wanna explore somewhere strange and awful. That’s nice, that. The game has a big discount to celebration the launch too. Read more

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Capcom is using a ‘life-size’ Lady Dimitrescu to promote Resident Evil Village

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 16:30 GMT Capcom is really playing up to the massive height of Lady Dimitrescu (no pun intended) to promote Resident Evil Village in Hong Kong.The towering 9′ 6″ vampire, Lady Dimitrescu, has been making headlines for Resident Evil Village, and now Capcom is really leaning into the surprising popularity of the internet’s favorite giant woman.As per a Facebook post from Capcom Asia, the publisher is starting to publicize the game by sending out ‘life-size’, to-scale cutouts of Village’s primary antagonist (thanks, TheGamer).If you’ve ever wanted to feel just how small you’d feel beside…

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Haunted Space blends sci-fi dogfighting, crafting and a horror story about humanity’s future

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 March 2021 15:15 GMT Haunted Space is a promising sci-fi adventure from an Italian indie team.Haunted Space was unveiled overnight at the Future Games Show. Haunted Space is a game of many components: it’s mainly a space shooter, but one with a horror narrative about humanity’s future civilization clashing with ancient space aliens.It’s also a bit of an Everspace, a game where you build spaceships, trade, and scavenge for resources to upgrade your ship. Haunted Space is set in a fictional galaxy where humanity has found a new home after the discovery of Sonic Matter,…

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There’s another Resident Evil Showcase coming in April

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 18:06 GMT In celebration of one of gaming’s most notable horror franchises turning 25, Capcom has announced another Resident Evil Showcase is coming in April.“A new Resident Evil Showcase will be dropping this April,” Capcom has announced in an official blog. “We don’t want to spoil any surprises, so we’ll leave it to all of you to speculate on what this upcoming presentation might contain.”At the time of writing, there’s no time or date attached to the broadcast – we just know that it’s coming in April.If you’re curious about what this new showcase…

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Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness storyline revealed alongside voice cast

Netflix has revealed the storyline as well as part of the voice cast for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is the CGI film coming to Netflix, which was announced back in fall 2020.According to Netflix, the film is bringing back Resident Evil 2 remake’s Nick Apostolides as Leon Kennedy and Stephanie Panisello as Claire Redfield.Alongside news of Panisello and Apostolides returning to reprise the characters, the film’s synopsis was revealed, and apparently, there has been an outbreak at the White House.Here’s the synopsis (thanks, Bloody Disgusting):In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in…

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Resident Evil Village file size said to be around 27GB on PS5

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 16:54 GMT The file size for Resident Evil Village could be around 27.325GB on PS5.That’s without a day one patch for Resident Evil Village, which means it could clock in at 50GB like the Xbox Series X/S version.This is because the size revealed for the game (via PlayStation Game Size) is not taking into account the patch, or maybe even Re: Verse.Re: Verse is the online-only multiplayer title that will require a PlayStation Plus membership and Xbox Live Gold membership in order to play.Yesterday, a listing on the Microsoft Store revealed the game…

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Cancelled Google Stadia projects reportedly include episodic Kojima Productions horror game

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 12:07 GMT Reports detailing the situation behind Google Stadia‘s canceled projects shed a little light on a reported Kojima Productions episodic horror game.A VGC report has revealed that Google was talking to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima about making an “episodic horror game” for the ill-fated cloud streaming platform, Google Stadia.The game may be what Kojima was referring to in Summer 2020 when he vented his chagrin after a game that he’d been working on was killed. The outspoken designer and director told a Japanese publication a “major” project had been canceled….

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Dying Light is free to play on Steam this weekend and on sale for 66% off

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 February 2021 19:51 GMT Techland is celebrating Dying Light’s sixth anniversary by making the game free to play for the next couple of days.Steam users can play Dying Light for free all weekend.If you end up liking what you play, the game is on sale for 66% off at $13.59. You can opt to grab the Enhanced Edition instead for 70% off at $17.99. All progress from the free weekend will carry over to the full game upon purchase.In the game, you explore the post-apocalyptic city of Harran which has been taken over by zombies. Using…

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Bloober Team working with “famous gaming publisher” on existing horror franchise

Looks The Medium developer has another horror title in the works, and it’s with an established publisher.According to Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno, the studio has been working on the horror title for “more than a year.”“We’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher,” Babieno told GI.biz. “I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”He also goes on to state that its future projects will be more action-focused and in a first-person perspective like The Medium. Yet, not to…

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Rainbow Six Parasite appears to be Quarantine’s new name

Ubisoft said it may rename Rainbow Six Quarantine, and it looks like it’s already arrived at a new one.Rainbow Six Quarantine, the game most likely forgot even existed, is a PvE, co-op shooter take on Siege’s mechanics and setting. The game is essentially a significantly expanded version of a 2018 Siege limited-time event called Outbreak, where three players were pitted against mutated monsters.Since its brief reveal at E3 2019, however, Ubisoft released precisely zero new information about the game, opting instead to mention it in passing in earning calls. It was initially set for release around April 2020, and got…

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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition promises 4K 60fps ray tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X

4A Games has revealed more updates about Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PS5 and Xbox Series S|X, which will include 4K resolution, fully ray-traced lighting, and more besides.As per a new statement on 4A Games’ website, the next-gen version of the game will have full ray-tracing support for practically every light source in the game, which should help immerse you more than ever in its ruined post-apocalyptic world.As was hinted at last year, the next-gen version of the game will also feature optimised shaders, 4K textures, and a FOV slider for those of you that want more control over the…

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Resident Evil Village takes a “lot of inspiration from Resident Evil 4”

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 February 2021 15:29 GMT Resident Evil Village producer Peter Fabiano has been talking up the merits of Capcom’s upcoming survival horror game and the games it’s taken inspiration from.Though it might be the towering vampire lady, Lady Dimitrescu, making headlines about Resident Evil Village, the developer behind the game knows there’s much more to the game than the now-iconic villainous countess.Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine (via Wccftech), the Capcom producer outlined what the development studio has done to ensure the next entry in the genre-defining series is doing to make sure it’s as iconic and…

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Little Nightmares 2 Part 8 – Pink Door Puzzles, Music Box

You’ve seen it on the horizon throughout your adventure, but now it’s time for Mono to enter the mysterious lighthouse. It’s already obvious that there’s more to the magical building than meets the eye, but as you approach the finale of Little Nightmares 2, there are still plenty of puzzles in store. Little Nightmares 2 Part 8 – Pink Door PuzzlesFrom the glowing entrance to the lighthouse, keep walking down the corridor, then through the door at the end.In this floaty room, walk towards the door in front of you, then into the other one that opens.On the other side,…