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Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

So what better time to post a fine selection of the week’s horror gaming news (having neglected to do so for quite some time) than the week where possibly the most anticipated horror video game in history was officially canned? That’s right, folks, we’d like to think that the selection of blood-soaked digitised goodness below would go some way to filling the void that the now defunct Silent Hills has left in our hearts and minds, but it will only serve to remind you that the Hideo Kojima/Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus collaboration has been relegated to a rust covered dumpster in a town shrouded in mist. Here’s hoping you all downloaded the P.T. demo for posterity’s sake. Onwards and upwards, though! Read on for a huge collection of new and recently announced horror gaming snippets which just so happens to include a 13 minute pitch for Alan Wake 2! Which… has also been canned. Let’s file that under Libaries > Documents > Dick Move.


Experience the zombie-infested Chernarus from an entirely new perspective, Welcome to MINIDAYZ!

Based on DayZ SA, the critically acclaimed open-world survival horror MMO by Bohemia Interactive, MINIDAYZ is a 2D top-down game, where you must fight for survival in a harsh post-apocalyptic landscape. Search for the food and supplies needed to stay alive, keep clear of the ever-lurking zombies, and always be vigilant of the other desperate survivors.

This is your story, this is MINIDAYZ.

New: Multiplayer!

MINIDAYZ just got a little bigger with the introduction of multiplayer!

Supporting up to 20 mini-survivors, you can band(it) together by joining one of the official servers, or by hosting an own server together with your friends.

MINIDAYZ is available for free exclusively from the Bohemia Interactive Store -

Earn to Die 2

Coming to Google Play and Amazon Appstore on May 5th

Kodoku WIP #1

PS Vita survival horror Kodoku

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Launch Trailer

Out now! Watch the Launch Trailer for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition! Beautifully remastered in 1080p, it will include State of Decay, “Lifeline” and “Breakdown” Add-Ons, along with new weapons, vehicles, gameplay and Achievements. Available April 28th worldwide. How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?

D4 New Trailer

Now confirmed for PC release!

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. A mystery by SWERY only on Xbox One.


Chainsaw Warrior from Games Workshop is the classic nail-biting game for one strong-nerved player: It's the year 2032 and spatial warping has opened a hole into another dimension in the midst of the old municipal buildings at the heart of Manhattan. Bizarre and dangerous creatures are flooding into our dimension, intent on destruction. Behind their actions is a controlling intelligence known as 'Darkness', who intends to drag New York back into the warp – destroying it utterly!

Air strikes, ground assaults and WMDs have all failed to stop the swarming forces from beyond. All that remains is a single hope: a shadowy ex-special forces soldier, enhanced for combat and known only as 'Chainsaw Warrior'. Equipped with all the latest high-tech armaments, he must battle his way through to the trans-dimensional ground-zero and defeat Darkness. Not only are there swarms of zombies, mutants, traps, Chaos Agents and other twisted denizens between him and Darkness, time is the enemy too! Only an hour remains to save New York before it is torn from our world forever.

First published as a solo boardgame in 1987, it has been updated, translated and re-engineered for the digital generation. In Chainsaw Warrior it's just you against both the clock and a tide of evil! Can you prevail where all others have failed? You only have 60 minutes to save New York!

The Evil Within - The Consequence Launch Trailer

The Evil Within: The Consequence is now available on PSN, Xbox Live, and PC.

PAMELA - Announcement Trailer

Pamela is a survival horror game currently in development for Windows PC. Explore and survive in a Utopian future, ravaged by humanity's misguided pursuit of perfection. With the help of an enigmatic ally, scavenge, discover and fight for your life on Eden, a floating monolith of a dead civilization.

SURVIVE - Eat, sleep, and find shelter in a strange and unforgiving world.

DISCOVER - Unveil the tragic mysteries that lie within the walls of Eden.

SCAVENGE - Find supplies and equipment before someone else does.

BUILD - Utilize advanced technology to construct and fortify your own safe haven.

FIGHT - Wield a wide array of advanced equipment and weaponry to defend yourself against Eden's residents

We are a small but dedicated team, currently in pre-alpha development for Windows PC. Stay tuned for more updates!

Uncanny Valley - Launch Trailer

Get ready for the Uncanny Valley launch on Steam!

Official release date - 23.4.2015 at 20GMT/1PM PDT

13 minutes of gameplay from Alan Wake 2 (unreleased)

It felt like Alan Wake 2 was coming. Remedy even created a functioning internal prototype. But then the game, like its fictional protagonist, simply vanished. Here's a look at the game that almost was.

Read up on what happened to the game and if a sequel is still possible over on Polygon

BRAWL - Multiplayer Trailer (ESRB)

Brawl is a new take on bomb-based action-arcade party games. The game features dynamic gameplay and mixes it with grotesque horror-themed graphics, disturbing music and creepy voiceovers.

Step into the darkness of The Emporium with 8 unique characters, each with a rich backstory and a surprising plot-twist. Fight your way to the end using different play styles, from pure brutality as a Wrestler to hiding in shadows as an elusive Thief. Embrace the twisted world with marvelous voiceovers recorded by Erik Braa and comic-style graphics that together create a grotesque horror setting.

Play with up to 4 players on Local Mode, with 20+ interactive maps set on 8 different settings. Fight against your opponents and environmental hazards in 5 game modes, featuring Sumo, Color Domination and Classic Brawl. Use powerups to upgrade your bombs and be even more deadly than usual. Prepare yourself for a massive bomb battle on Online Mode, supporting up to 4 players.

Team up with a friend and take a challenge on 2 different Challenge Modes. Protect your herd in Sheep Mode and survive as long as you can in Horde Mode.

Van Helsing III Classes - Elementalist & Protector

The first sneak peek of the closing part of the Van Helsing Trilogy! This video introduces two new classes, the Protector, and the Elementalist.

Van Helsing III is coming this May.


Phantasmal: City of Darkness Trailer

Discover the feeling of utter terror in the face of the unknown in Phantasmal: City of Darkness, a survival horror game where every playthrough is completely different. Venture through the perilous Kowloon Walled City before it’s destruction in the early 90’s.

You will need to face off against lurking, otherworldy horrors as well as a totally unpredictable procedurally generated environment. You simply cannot rely on your previous experience to guarantee your safe passage.

You are fragile. Not just physically but mentally as well - the creatures will challenge your very sanity. The odds are stacked steeply against you, but you can prevail through sheer cunning. You will need to scavenge for resources carefully, sneak past and distract your enemies. If you are caught, you can fight back, but don’t expect to live long.

Solarix - AMI v EYE

Solarix is a stealth-based psychological horror adventure game set in the far reaches of space and the planet of Ancyra. You play the role of Walter, an electrical engineer who wakes up one day to find everything and everyone he ever knew has been destroyed by a deadly virus. With only a rogue AI to help him navigate the harsh world of Ancyra and the after effects of the virus, his only option is escape.


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