Quantcast
Amy gets first details, is 'survival horror evolved' - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Amy  



Amy gets first details, is 'survival horror evolved'


10:00 AM on 06.20.2011
Amy gets first details, is 'survival horror evolved' photo



One game I've been really eager to see more of is Amy, the PSN-exclusive horror game driven by Flashback creator Paul Cuisset. Today, the PlayStation Blog has published the first details for the game. 

Amy sounds like an utter delight, and exactly the type of horror experience that this generation has been missing. I will keep my fingers crossed for good things. PSN exclusives rarely seem to let me down, so I will keep my hope levels high. 

Check out all the details, in handy list format, below.

  • Set in the year 2034, where global warming has caused natural disasters and new diseases. After a comet strikes Silver City, protagonist Lana wakes up to find most of the townspeople have been warped into monstrous creatures by a new form of virus.
  • There are two ways to stave off the infection -- looting medical units from the corpses of soldiers brought into contain the situation, and via a mysterious little girl, Amy. 
  • Amy will keep Lana free from the virus and can also heal her. The downside is that the monsters and soldiers all want a piece of her too. Thus, the goal is to escape Silver City with the girl. 
  • Amy is "neither a super warrior nor a docile character that follows you." She can be used to access small spaces, and is as curious as any child, so she will explore environments with you and might even find stuff before you do. 
  • Pressing R1 allows you to hold Amy's hand. This heals you, and also lets you feel her heartbeat using the DualShock 3's rumble. This heartbeat alerts you to Amy's current stress level as you explore dangerous areas. During the course of the game, Amy gets various special abilities, but they're not being divulged just yet.
  • Various situations allow you to choose your own approach. You can employ stealth or get into fights. There will also be puzzles to solve. Despite this, Lana isn't a skilled fighter and the "fragility" of the protagonists is a running theme. 
  • Players can hide in closets or under tables and can use this to spy on enemies. It's implied there will be an element of danger to this, however.
  • Using enemy A.I to get ahead is an option. If Lana becomes infected, she will be able to pass by monsters (but not soldiers) with relative ease. She will need to get herself cured before it's too late, though. Enemies communicate with each other, so if one spots you, others will come. Lana will be able to exploit this. 
  • Three locations -- train station, hospital and city streets -- have been mentioned.

 








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Amy



3:00 PM on 01.17.2012
AMY dev claims its game is just 'hard' instead of 'crap'

AMY was released on Xbox Live Arcade last week to an utter hailstorm of negative reviews. The game currently sits at 22% on Metacritic, and is well on its way to being a "worst game of the year" contender. Thankfully, Lexis N...more



5:00 PM on 01.12.2012
Review: AMY

As gaming evolves to become more intuitive and open itself up to wider audiences, certain genres have almost been streamlined out of existence. The obtuse, slow paced, awkward realm of survival horror has been hit hardest, wi...more



1:00 PM on 01.11.2012
PSA: Do not buy AMY today

Rare is the occasion where I feel I have to "spoil" my review before it goes live, but I feel it's my civic duty to warn you not to buy AMY on Xbox Live today. Despite very promising trailers and details, it turns o...more



9:00 AM on 01.07.2012
Amy's PlayStation 3 price to be decided by Facebook poll

Lexis Numérique recently announced the price and release date for their upcoming downloadable game, Amy. The survival horror title is set to drop next week, but that's not all fans have to be excited about. The de...more



5:00 PM on 01.05.2012
AMY releases January 10/January 11, priced weirdly

The intriguing horror game AMY is finally making its appearance on January 10, where it'll hit the PlayStation Network for $12.99. It'll come to Xbox Live Arcade the following day, for the strangely reduced price of 800 Micro...more



6:30 PM on 12.15.2011
Survival horror Amy is looking really good, scary

Lexis Numérique's Amy mixes dark survival horror with one long cooperative escort mission with space diseases and pissed off zombies. Sorry to make a call on a game I haven't played yet, but that sounds f*cking awesom...more



12:00 PM on 10.06.2011
New AMY trailer provides the answer to infection

In AMY, the player character is infected by a mutating zombie virus that slowly takes over her body. Only by remaining near a mysterious child called Amy can she fight back the contamination. This new trailer for the promisi...more



3:15 PM on 08.18.2011
Amy gets a scary trailer

I'm really looking forward to Amy, the downloadable horror game coming to PS3, PC and Xbox 360. It's about a little girl in a city full of messed up mutant men, and it looks like it has the potential to scare the crap out of...more



5:40 PM on 06.22.2011
Flashback creator Paul Cuisset tells you about Amy's tech

The more details surface about Amy (or is it AMY?), the more intriguing it becomes. This video sadly only covers some of the technology and graphical features that are being used in Amy, although Paul Cuisset promises us that...more



More Amy News

Survival Horror

10:30 PM on 09.17.2014
The latest Fatal Frame trailer is weirdly uplifting at the halfway mark

After brief glimpses, box art, and screens, we've finally got another look at the upcoming Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in the form of this trailer out of TGS 2014. The trailer does a decent job of building th...more



1:00 PM on 09.17.2014
Most of Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode will be DLC

Survivor Mode in Alien: Isolation, as described here in this video and further detailed in Steven's hands-on coverage, sounds cool. You'll have to complete certain objectives on a timer while being hunted, and factors like w...more



11:00 AM on 09.17.2014
Renegade Kid now has the rights for the Dementium series

Did you like the Dementium series on the Nintendo DS? Well there's a reason why developer Renegade Kid couldn't create more games in the franchise -- they didn't have the rights. After a long wait, Renegade's Jools Watsh...more



View all Survival Horror






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more