Zombi might not have lit up the market as much as Ubisoft hoped when they brought the low-selling Wii U game to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this year, but it’s still got a shot at a different market next year. Ubisoft has announced that Zombi will be getting a retail release early next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The game was originally a launch title for the Wii U back in 2012, having the player stalk through the zombie-infested streets of London while trying to stay alive and escape. The re-release this year brought (slightly) enhanced visuals, a new UI to account for the lack of the Wii U’s gamepad, and a variety of other little improvements.
Zombi will release physically for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 21st, 2016.
Psychological horror game The Park launched on PC recently, and while the game gained some traction on YouTube it hasn’t really done much to impress critics. That hasn’t stopped the creators from bringing it to new platforms, however, as Funcom has revealed the game will be coming to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Here’s a snippet from the press release:
“Offering up a psychological horror story set in a unique and unusual setting, ‘The Park’ generated a lot of attention when it premiered during Halloween this year. It quickly became a favorite among streamers, and a quick YouTube search revealed more than seven million views on various Let’s Play videos during the first week following release. Among the extensive media coverage, UK newspaper The Telegraph included it in its list of ‘Five Modern Horror Games You Must Play This Halloween’.”
The Park will be releasing for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1 2016.
As far as creepy games go for this year, Until Dawn is up there with the best of them to be played around Halloween. It might not have released during the spookiest month of the year, but that isn’t stopping developer Supermassive Games from having a little fun.
The developer posted a message on Twitter teasing that owners of the game would have some hidden surprises to find starting today until Halloween. The hidden surprises have since been revealed as pumpkins, and the game asks you to tweet your best pumpkin screenshot with the hashtag #UntilDawnPumpkin. Check out the tweet below.
The Wii U is set to get (of all things) a horror game added to its catalog next week in the form of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, and Nintendo has released a new trailer for it.
The horror game will launch exclusively for the Wii U on October 22nd only through the eShop in North America and will cost $49.99. The game will launch on October 30th in Europe and will release both digitally and as a limited edition physical release.
For those who are uncertain whether or not they want to pick the game up, a demo of the first and part of the second chapter of the game will be available to download for free. Once you finish the demo you can continue the game by purchasing the rest of it through the eShop.
Check out the trailer for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water below.
The sting left by the cancellation of Silent Hills will never go away, but if a similar horror game has any say in the matter we could still end up getting a reasonable facsimile thereof. That game is Allison Road, and it has just launched its Kickstarter campaign.
The campaign is asking for $388,281, with over $100,000 already being raised and 28 more days to go. The finished project is expected to launch by the end of 2016 at the earliest. Check out some prototype gameplay for Allison Road that was released a few months ago if you haven’t already.
While it really sucks that the super-promising horror game collaboration between Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro called Silent Hills will never happen, a spiritual successor is in the works to keep that torch lit. The game is called Allison Road, which had some teaser footage released for it a while ago that was very much in the vein of Silent Hills‘ teaser, P.T.
Allison Road is being developed by a company called Lilith, which is a small team that obviously doesn’t have the deep pockets that Konami has. So, that’s why they are taking to Kickstarter to make this game as good (and horrifying) as it can possibly be. The campaign isn’t live yet, however, so we don’t know how much money they’re asking for and what rewards are offered for backing the campaign.