Category Archives: Horror

Biohazard Umbrella Corps Trailer Streamed

The official Playstation Japan YouTube channel released the first official trailer for Biohazard Umbrella Corps this Wednesday.  Just in case you’re unaware, Biohazard is the name the Resident Evil series goes by in Japan. The new trailer features some of the weapons and skills players will be able to utilize in Biohazard Umbrella Corps (which will likely be Resident Evil Umbrella Corps overseas). This includes the Zombie Biel, Analog Cover, Zombie Eisen, Zombie Shield, and the Zombie Jammer. The trailer sells the point that Biohazard Umbrella Corps will force players to adapt to fighting in a manner that focuses on quickly changing between ranged and close quarters combat. While the game is certainly set in the Resident Evil/Biohazard universe, Biohazard Umbrella Corps doesn’t seem like...


Don’t Starve: Giant Edition Xbox One Review

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition for the Xbox One promises to deliver a surreal experience, especially if you have never visited the franchise before. Indie Developer Klei Entertainment has a knack for delivering a tense gaming experience, even in an environment that feels lighthearted. Klei also succeeds in creating a sense of fear without having to depend on the realistic horror survival games that seem to be a dime a dozen recently. It’s hard for me to break down Don’t Starve: Giant Edition because, as a survival game, the goal is simply to survive and (as you’d guess) not starve for as long as possible. So I’m going to do this review in segments focused...


Resident Evil Zero Remaster Trailer and Details Revealed

The Resident Evil series isn’t a stranger to remakes and remasters. Hell, Capcom even came out with a remastered version of the Resident Evil Remake earlier this year. So when I heard that the series was getting another remaster, I wasn’t all too surprised. Until the producers of Resident Evil revealed that the new remaster would be for Resident Evil Zero, one of the few titles in the franchise that I haven’t played. Resident Evil Zero is one the less talked about installments in the Resident Evil series. But I’ve never been sure of why that is. Perhaps it was because it was only available on Gamecube, Wii and PC? Though the REmake was...


18 Minutes of Bloodborne Gameplay

Through IGN, From Software has released a video showing the first 18 minutes of Bloodborne! After watching the video, I feel like the areas displayed could be explored for well over 18 minutes. The player in the video clearly has a goal set, as they push forward pretty aggressively throughout the video. This mad dash does show off more areas of the game than what we may have seen if the player had operated at a slower pace, but does leave out some of the details. Which may be a good thing, depending on how you spin it. More secrets for us to find! One thing the video does show that...


Resident Evil Remaster Release Date Revealed

Capcom announced the release dates for the remaster of the Resident Evil Remake, and it’s actually quite soon. The game will be released January 20, 2015 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One at a price of $19.99 USD. The game will be a digital release, and offers numerous updated features to the original title. The game will run at 1080p on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions and 720p for PS3 and Xbox 360, however all versions of the game will have 5.1 surround sound support. Players will have the option to switch between the original 4:3 ratio and an updated 16:9 widescreen ratio. Finally, the...


Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Limited Edition Revealed

So, until today, it seemed that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was only going to be available as a series of digitally released episodes. That is, until Capcom revealed that it will be releasing a physical limited edition for the game. Along with all 4 episodes of the game, the limited edition will include a 3 CD soundtrack, a 64-page concept guide, 2 in-game items (a gun and a gun part) all wrapped up in a special package. Though the limited edition is currently only confirmed for a Japanese release, I can’t imagine Capcom wouldn’t release some sort of physical release abroad as well. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is set to release in 2015 on March 10th,...


We Have 15 Nosgoth Keys to Giveaway

Have you heard of Nosgoth? If not, maybe you’d be interested in checking it out — it’s a free-to-play game with a unique twist on the third-person shooter genre that is currently in closed beta for the PC, and it exists in the Legacy of Kain universe. It just so happens that we have 15 keys to give out, five of which were kindly donated by the folks over at Square Enix. To enter, all you have to do is enter your e-mail below and you’ll be sent a key — be quick though, the keys will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. To redeem your...


You Can Now Pre-Order Alone in the Dark: Illumination, Here’s a Trailer

Did you get enough horror last month? If not, you’ll be happy to know that the latest game in the long-running Alone in the Dark series is coming up, and you can now pre-order the game on Steam. To celebrate, they’ve also released the first trailer and the game is looking sufficiently spooky. The game is set to be the first in the series to allow both co-op and online play. Alone in the Dark: Illumination will be available for PC and currently has a release date of Fall 2014, you can pre-order it on Steam right now.


BentoByte’s 2014 Horror Picks, Video Game Edition (Part 2)

So since it’s Halloween, it seems like the perfect time to release the second part of our Horror game picks. Our last list came out around ten days ago and had some pretty great games on the list, but fortunately my list is entirely different. You can check out the games on Adam’s list from the first part here. This list will contain games that are my (Matthew Boss) personal favorites. With that in mind, let’s get started! 6. Half Life 2 (We Don’t Go To Ravenholm) I guess we’ll start the list with something of an exception. Half Life 2 wasn’t a horror game. But “We Don’t Go to...


Resident Evil Remaster Trailer Shows Off New Features

There isn’t really have a better time to release a trailer for a survival horror game than Halloween. It’s pretty much fact. Knowing this, Capcom has released a new trailer for the remaster of the Resident Evil REmake. While the first trailer focused on showing off the quality of the remastered environments and models, this second trailer is largely focused on the new features and gameplay changes that will be in the game. The trailers opens showing off some new environments and enemies from the game, then moves on to the list of features. The first feature is the changeable aspect ratio. The game can be played in the original 4:3...


Nosgoth is Getting Competitive Starting Next Month

Nosgoth is a game that seems to be built for competitive matches, as it is highly dependent on team cooperation. Unlike in most games, in Nosgoth you have to work together as a team because if you don’t you will get absolutely torn apart by your enemies whether that is the humans or the vampires. It makes sense that in an effort to test the waters for eSports, Nosgoth will be partnering with ESL to bring the first ever tournament to the game. The tournament will begin for both North America and Europe on November 9th, with both weekly and monthly competitions featuring prize pools for both. The latest update...


The State of Horror Games

I have something of a personal tradition when it comes to video games and October. Throughout the month, I pretty much only play games that are horror/survival horror or dark in theme. I don’t really remember when this became the case for me, but it’s something I’ve been doing for years now. This October, as I’ve been going through my library of titles I’ve played in the past and ones I’ve picked up more recently, I started to think about how much things have changed in regards to the horror genre as a whole. Horror isn’t as niche of a gaming genre as it used to be. It’s gotten vastly...


Celebrate Halloween in Nosgoth With the Devil’s Night Event

Every October comes the Halloween events from your favorite games, and this year Nosgoth will be joining the ranks with their event titled Devil’s Night. The event will run for a week starting Monday, October 27 and you’ll be able to acquire new limited items for both Humans and Vampires. These items will have a ghostly effect applied to them, which sounds pretty neat if you ask me. You’ll also be able to acquire the slightly less interesting new player banners, which I assume will also be themed around the event. As for what new items we’ll see (there will apparently be 28 of them) and whether or not anything...


F.E.A.R. Online is Now on Steam

Last month the release date for the open beta of the latest game in the F.E.A.R series, free-to-play F.E.A.R. Online was revealed, and now the game has finally made its way to Steam. Unfortunately, according to Steam’s new user reviews feature which tells you what popular opinion on any given game is — it would seem that the game has received mostly negative reviews thus far.   The game is currently sitting at the somewhat discouraging 31% positive, which if you’re as bad as math as I am (hey, I’m a writer, not a mathematician) means that a whopping 69% are negative. It’s important to keep in mind though that...


Atlus Games for Sale on the eShop

According to the official Atlus U.S.A. Twitter and Facebook pages, a whole bunch of Atlus titles are for sale on the Nintendo eShop. The sale may be Halloween based (the Facebook says “Boo!”, that’s enough for me), which would make sense as the games on sale are from numerous series, genres and come in different price ranges. It’s definitely a treat. (No more Halloween references. I swear.) The titles on sale include Conception II, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Etrian Odyssey Untold, Etrian Odyssey IV, Soul Hackers, Devil Survivor Overlocked, and Code of Princess. Atlus also has the price for each title listed: —-$24.99—- Conception II —-$19.99—- Shin Megami Tensei IV —-$14.99—-...