Here's a curiosity; Sony had jam packed its E3 conference with so much stuff that it simply didn't have time to show off games that it has scheduled for imminent release. Such as Until Dawn.
But, outside of the stage show, Sony did share some new screenshots for its upcoming horror experience. For those who aren't as familiar with the game, Until Dawn is a homage to those stalker horror games of the 80s and 90s. You know, the likes of Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Films where pretty young things would hole themselves somewhere remote, start bonking one another, and then be torn to shreds by an unseen and terrifying monster.
Until Dawn tasks players with surviving such an experience. They'll need to be resourceful, think quickly, and survive the horrors stalking them.
It's been a while since we've seen these kinds of games, actually. There were a couple back on the PlayStation 2 that were quite good (Clock Tower 3 and Haunting Ground, for example), but over recent years, big-budget horror games have moved progressively towards action experiences, and the more cerebral stalker horror genre has been left to indies, such as the people that created Amnesia a few years back.
But developer, Supermassive Games, looks set to bring things back gloriously. Not only does it look terrifyingly beautiful (as you can see in these screens), the game has the voice talents of the likes of Hayden Panettiere (the cheerleader from Heroes).
It releases August 25 or 28, depending on where you live in the world. Not long to wait now!
- Matt S.
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