A couple months back I listed a few horror games and the studios I’d like to see make them. A Silent Hill by DmC developer Ninja Theory? Yes, please. Resident Evil made by the studio behind Uncharted and The Last of Us? Don’t tell me that doesn’t get your nether regions aflutter with the possibilities.
Well, now I have even more horror games and the developers I’d like to see pick them up. Check out my picks after the break, and feel free to agree/disagree/offer your own pairings in the comments.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an upcoming weird-horror game (there’s that term again) that’s being developed by part of the team behind 2011′s bombastic shooter, Bulletstorm, as well as the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment (due out next month). It’s a PC exclusive with a focus on storytelling, and the tale it will tell sounds like a dark one. You play as a detective who has “supernatural” powers that let him recreate crime scenes in his mind. Your goal is to find a boy who’s been kidnapped — sounds sort of like a more supernatural take on Heavy Rain, maybe? — but the mystery deepens when you come across the mutilated corpse of one of his captors. Watch its gorgeous announcement trailer after the break.
It looks like Epic games and Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly were really counting on sales from the PC port of Bulletstorm to fund Bulletstorm 2. Well, that didn’t quite pan out. Gamestop is reporting the game has been shelved at least for right now because Epic has another project for People Can Fly which will be announced at a later date. The PC port however didn’t do well, and they are blaming ta decent amount of that on online piracy, though the port wasn’t done very well. I thought Bulletstorm was an awesome game and personally I would love to see a sequel. I think the main campaign needs some co-op however. Maybe a better multiplayer mode. More past the break.