After numerous delays the DayZ standalone sure has been taking its sweet time getting here. At least we can take comfort in the fact that the team behind it are hard at work on bringing us an open-world zombie MMO we’ve been clamoring for after The War Z failed to bring the goods. On top of that, they’ve been very good at releasing a steady stream of information, screens and videos from the game to keep fans pumped.
In their latest offering, we get a look at a new environment — a massive, explorable shipwreck — and a video blog taken at PAX East last month. Check them out after the jump.
I’ve got to say, I couldn’t be more excited for Deadlight. If you’ve played Shadow Complex, I would definitely compare it to that. But in a dark zombie like way. A 2D’esq sidescroller with incredibly detailed 3D backgrounds make this game super original and kick ass looking. If you head past the break you can check out a developer diary from Tequila Works all about Deadlight. You can tell these guys love what they do, and are meticulous about the creation process.
Earlier this week we learned more about the upcoming Alan Wake’s American Nightmare through the first in a series of developer diaries for the game. Today we’re introduced to the mood, inspirations, and story, and it’s all looking incredibly cool. What I’m most excited about American Nightmare is Remedy’s willingness to try something different with the series. In many ways this is going to look, play, and feel like an Alan Wake game should, but the mood, atmosphere, and story are all going to be much different.
I love the idea that Alan Wake wrote several episodes of Night Springs, the Twilight Zone inspired TV show from the first game, so you’re playing through an episode that Wake wrote. This also means that if American Nightmare does well, we could get more episodes in the future. The game releases on XBLA on Feb 22, check out the new dev diary after the break. READ MORE
If there ever was an award show with a category for best dev diary, this brand spanking new one for Shadows of the Damned featuring Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) and Goichi Suda (No More Heroes) and a duo of fantastically epic translators would win it hands down. If you’ve found yourself straddling the fence, unable to decide whether the game looked as mind-blowingly spectacular as it does to me right now, this video should bring you over to my side. Seriously, it’s just that delicious.
Did I mention it has possibly the best voice dubbing my ears have ever had to pleasure to listen to? That thing just made four and a half minutes of sweet, passionate love to my earholes. Phew, I think I need a cigarette. Shadows of the Damned releases for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 21st. READ MORE