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Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?'

BioWare sent out a mysterious teaser trailer for its new horror IP. The trailer implies surreal psychological terrors, but the identity of this game is even more of a mystery. EA's trademark activity points to the name "Shadow Realms," but the channel hosting the video and the website for the game are called "You've Been Chosen."   more

Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?' photo

Original Alien cast discuss how great the movie was while voicing Isolation

While voicing lines for the upcoming Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC, the crew of the original Alien took a few moments to compare the movie and videogame mediums while also reminiscing about the 1979 classic. Tom S...   more

Original Alien cast discuss how great the movie was while voicing Isolation photo

The Evil Within jump starts the scares a week earlier than planned

If indecision frightens you, then there's plenty to be scared of when it comes to The Evil Within. Originally slated for an August release, Bethesda pushed it back to October 21. Now that we're a bit closer to that window, th...   more

The Evil Within jump starts the scares a week earlier than planned photo

Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors

Slender: The Arrival is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, and it's arriving with some added content (which owners of the game on PC will receive for free). Casey Lynch from Midnight City came by to play through...   more

Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors photo

Skullgirls lead animator fantasizes about Fatal Frame in Smash Bros.

[Update: Mariel wanted you to know that the heavy lifting on the animation for Double was done by Dave Smith and BahiJD. The original concept for the character came from Skullgirls creator Alex Ahad.] Mariel Cartwright i...   more

Skullgirls lead animator fantasizes about Fatal Frame in Smash Bros. photo

First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U

Koei Tecmo unveiled the next entry in the Fatal Frame series, Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko, today during a NicoNico Live event. The Wii U horror title, which Siliconera translates as Fatal Frame: The Bla...   more

First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo


First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo
First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo
First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo
First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo
First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo
First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo



Get the scoop on the Wii U Fatal Frame entry this Thursday via NicoNico

Koei Tecmo is hosting a NicoNico stream this Thursday that's all about the Fatal Frame series in general as well as the upcoming Fatal Frame title for the Wii U. In addition, the stream will cover the upcoming Fatal Frame fil...   more

Get the scoop on the Wii U Fatal Frame entry this Thursday via NicoNico photo

Alien Isolation Ripley DLC not pre-order exclusive, will release later

I think that Alien: Isolation could be great. Pre-order DLC is bad. Especially when it's actually cool sounding content, like a few missions starring the original Alien cast in the upcoming Alien: Isolation. After a...   more

Alien Isolation Ripley DLC not pre-order exclusive, will release later photo

Here's what Ripley and friends look and sound like in Alien: Isolation

Someone needs to take Sega aside and politely inform it that pre-order incentives aren't actually supposed to be enticing. Years of custom gun skins and XP boosts have made the whole affair predictable and boring, and then S...   more

Here's what Ripley and friends look and sound like in Alien: Isolation photo

Original Alien cast returns for Alien: Isolation bonus content, available for those who pre-order

Alien: Isolation is supposed to be more like the 1979 horror film Alien, and less like the action shooter that some other Aliens game tried to be. Thus far, it looks like it has stuck to that design philosophy well enough, an...   more

Original Alien cast returns for Alien: Isolation bonus content, available for those who pre-order photo

Evil Within CENSORED in Japan, Gore Mode DLC unlocks Western version

So Japan gets the ability to cattle prod moaning, ass-up anime girls and the rest of the world doesn't (quite). Meanwhile, we get a gross out Evil Within, while in Japan it has been edited down. I assume the same people mad a...   more

Evil Within CENSORED in Japan, Gore Mode DLC unlocks Western version photo

Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift won't see the light of day

One of my favorite experiences at E3 was playing Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift. The extra layer of immersion that virtual reality could provide did wonders for an already terrifying game. Unfortunately, it seems as if...   more

Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift won't see the light of day photo

It looks like people really dug Alien: Isolation at E3 2014

Another day, another bit of info about Alien: Isolation. I already know I want to buy it. I don't honestly need trailer after trailer with tiny morsels of gameplay. I'm about ready to jump right in, especially after Steven's...   more

It looks like people really dug Alien: Isolation at E3 2014 photo

Never too late: Outlast now playable on Xbox One

Those sequences some horror games do where you're being chased by an unkillable thing, but you can't look back to know how close it is to reaching you without slowing down and getting caught? They put me on edge more than any...   more

Never too late: Outlast now playable on Xbox One photo

Child dragging Murasaki Baby coming to Vita this September

Murasaki Baby is weird, which I guess you'd expect from the director of Shadows of the Damned. Developer Ovosonico announced today on Twitter that we can expect Murasaki Baby to release exclusively for the Vita this September.    more

Child dragging Murasaki Baby coming to Vita this September photo

This Corpse Party E3 trailer is deliciously creepy

The original doujin game Corpse Party is making its way to PC, and this trailer showcases some of the fantastically disturbing dialogue and scenes you can expect from the cult horror hit. Journey through Heavenly Host Elemen...   more

This Corpse Party E3 trailer is deliciously creepy  photo

Is-elated: Alien Isolation surpassed my expectations, approached my wildest hopes

I've been treating Alien: Isolation coldly. If I don't let myself get invested or excited, I can't be hurt. I think Alien is a perfect piece of film making. That doesn't need, should never have been, a franchise. I played one...   more

Is-elated: Alien Isolation surpassed my expectations, approached my wildest hopes photo

Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die

During the Sony E3 press conference, we got the chance to check out Suda51's new free-to-play survival horror title Let it Die. As Grasshopper Manufacture's first F2P title, it seemed to be a bit of a departure for them. Howe...   more

Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die photo

Alien: Isolation is more than just you and a Xenomorph

At the reveal event for Alien: Isolation, we were shown a lengthy demo that got right to the heart of the conflict at-hand: Amanda Ripley trying to navigate a space station as a very aggressive Xenomorph hunted her. In our fi...   more

Alien: Isolation is more than just you and a Xenomorph photo

Corpse Party returns to its PC birthplace with upcoming XSEED release

Corpse Party is one of my favorite horror series (even if it's a little tame at times) and I was thrilled to see it make its debut as a PSP cult hit back in 2011. Now, XSEED plans to bring the original Windows edition to life...   more

Corpse Party returns to its PC birthplace with upcoming XSEED release photo

The Forest is available now via Steam Early Access

Looking for something a little more intense to pep up your Steam experience? Give The Forest a try, fantastically creepy endeavor that's just hit Steam Early Access as of yesterday. While it's still obviously in its alpha st...   more

The Forest is available now via Steam Early Access photo

Updated Caffeine trailer shows off more scary corridors

Caffeine, the Kickstarter-funded sci-fi horror adventure created with Unreal Engine 4, has been updated with a brand new trailer. It looks the same overall, corridor after dimly-lit corridor, but with Oculus Rift support and...   more

Updated Caffeine trailer shows off more scary corridors photo

Oh, the horror! The Evil Within delayed two months

The Evil Within is staying hidden in the shadows a little bit longer than anticipated. However, there aren't any surprise jump scares here; we know exactly when to expect it. Originally slated for a August 26 release, Be...   more

Oh, the horror! The Evil Within delayed two months photo

The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror'

All too often, survival horror titles perform poorly in some areas, but it's somehow acceptable because that's the trade-off for being survival horror. If the experience is tense and scary, it seems like everything else is fo...   more

The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo


The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo



White Noise Online wants you to scare and be scared with friends

White Noise Online is an indie horror game from Milkstone Studios that wants you and your friends to be terrified together. Team up with three others via Steam to look for clues together while avoiding some type of creature ...   more

White Noise Online wants you to scare and be scared with friends photo

Toddler horror tale Among the Sleep hits Steam in one week

After a successful run on Kickstarter, Krillbite Studio will release its first-person horror adventure Among the Sleep for Windows, Mac, and Linux in just one week, on May 29. This is that game about a two-year-old who, in a...   more

Toddler horror tale Among the Sleep hits Steam in one week photo

Kickstart your brain with some Caffeine

Space station horror game Caffeine is now up on Kickstarter. It's asking for about $65,000 USD so it can go into full time development for an early 2015 release. You can also download a demo from the Kickstarter page, or jus...   more

Kickstart your brain with some Caffeine photo

FMV game Night Trap to live on with re-release

Controversial "ultra-violent" '90s full-motion video game Night Trap will, according to director and current rights holder James Riley, "come back, in better resolution and game play than before. We just want to be sure it's ...   more

FMV game Night Trap to live on with re-release photo

Among the Sleep crawls to PS4, Project Morpheus

Among the Sleep is creeping and crawling to PlayStation 4, Norwegian developer Krillbite Studio revealed today. The toddler-themed horror game will also feature support for Sony's virtual reality headset, Project Mo...   more

Among the Sleep crawls to PS4, Project Morpheus photo

The Hum sounds just crazy enough to be an interesting horror game

There's a new horror adventure in town, and it's rocking the cryptic title of The Hum. The upcoming PC/Mac title is under development using Unreal Engine 4, with additional support for Oculus Rift. In short, this means you'l...   more

The Hum sounds just crazy enough to be an interesting horror game photo

Multiplayer is coming to Don't Starve

Don't Starve is a pretty fantastic game overall that's been supported by many content updates and a large expansion -- and now it's getting multiplayer. Klei Entertainment has just confirmed that a free expansion will be...   more

Multiplayer is coming to Don't Starve photo

Renegade Kid's Cult County Kickstarter project fails

On Friday, the clock struck zero for Renegade Kid's Kickstarter project Cult County. The crowdfunding campaign failed to achieve its $580,000 goal by a wide margin. It seems that target was a bridge too far, as the Mutan...   more

Renegade Kid's Cult County Kickstarter project fails photo

Review: Daylight

I've been an enthusiast of the horror genre ever since I laid hands on Eternal Darkness for the GameCube. Although not a fair comparison to many survival horror games since, I’ve understood what it takes for...   more

Review: Daylight photo

Outlast's Whistleblower DLC sure looks unsettling

As much as I like being scared, there's a sense of dread I have to overcome before returning to horror games I've already played through. Perhaps you'll find yourself in a similar situation after watching this effective trai...   more

Outlast's Whistleblower DLC sure looks unsettling photo

Check out 12 full hours of H1Z1 during Sony's stream today

Interested in seeing more H1Z1? How about 12 full hours of it? Sony Online Entertainment will be holding a 12-hour marathon of H1Z1 on their Twitch account today from 9 AM through 9 PM PST. In addition, if you happen to live...   more

Check out 12 full hours of H1Z1 during Sony's stream today photo

Uncanny Valley does survival horror in 2D

I got a bit of a The Shining (stylistically crossed with Gods Will Be Watching) vibe in this trailer for Uncanny Valley, but that quickly jumped to more overtly terrifying fare. Still impressive when a pixel art, 2D game can...   more

Uncanny Valley does survival horror in 2D photo

Corpse Party: Blood Drive will give you nightmares

I'm not exactly sure why I enjoy the Corpse Party series. The games give you likable casts of characters and just enough time to become attached to them, before ripping it all away and going to a very dark place.  Corps...   more

Corpse Party: Blood Drive will give you nightmares photo

I hope The Eldritch Cases: Dagon is Lovecraft done right

It's been quite a while since a game did the Cthulhu mythos, created by HP Lovecraft, really well. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was an inspired but uneven game and that came out in 2005. The Eldritch Cases: Dag...   more

I hope The Eldritch Cases: Dagon is Lovecraft done right photo

A fresh look at Darkwood before it hits Steam Early Access

Acid Wizard Studio has returned after a year for a new teaser trailer ahead of the Steam Early Access release of Darkwood, its top-down survival horror game that was crowdfunded last year. It's a blend of genres, with roguel...   more

A fresh look at Darkwood before it hits Steam Early Access photo

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U

Fatal Frame, otherwise known as one of the only series that even gives me even the most remote semblance of uneasiness, will be making an appearance on the Wii U soon. It'll be materializing. Get it? Like ghosts? Tecmo Koei a...   more

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U  photo

Survival horror series Siren gets new manga adaptation

Remember the horror game Siren? It saw mixed reviews, but I thought the game was badass. I was thrilled to see this Destructoid Community Blog from Revuhlooshun on how great the game was. This game is still one of the best ex...   more

Survival horror series Siren gets new manga adaptation photo

Desert nightmare Grave is coming to the Xbox One

The Oculus-supported surrealist hellscape Grave will be coming to Xbox One in addition to the planned 2015 PC, Mac, and Linux releases, Destructoid has confirmed. The horror game, which features a rapid day and night cycle w...   more

Desert nightmare Grave is coming to the Xbox One photo

The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far

A behind-closed-doors play session for upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within wasn't as evil as I hoped it would be. I still have high hopes for the next game from Resident Evil vet Shinji Mikami and his new ...   more

The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far photo

Yep, The Evil Within is going to be one super creepy game alright

Oh The Evil Within, how I can't wait for you to scare the every living daylights out of me. Shinji Mikami's past games were my first tastes of the survival horror genre, and I'm quite looking forward to see what he does with...   more

Yep, The Evil Within is going to be one super creepy game alright photo

The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update)

[Update: Sony has confirmed The Last of Us Remastered. We can expect higher resolution character models, improved lighting, upgraded textures, and a director's commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Neil Druckman, Tr...   more

The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update) photo

Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download

Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soun...   more

Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download photo

Review: Betrayer

Awash on a beach amidst scattered boxes and waterlogged wood, Betrayer drew me into its chiaroscuro world immediately. Behind me was a blinding, blown out whiteness and an impassable expanse of sea. Ahead of me was intrigue, ...   more

Review: Betrayer photo

Sound might be the key to survival in Alien: Isolation

Creating atmospheric tension isn't exactly easy. If it were, every survival horror game would be a hit. There are several elements that have to be closely tended to, one of the most important ones being sound. In making ...   more

Sound might be the key to survival in Alien: Isolation photo

SOMA is underwater horror with flashy monsters & average crabs

When I see the name SOMA, all capitalized as Amnesia developer Frictional is wont to stylize, I think of my dentist. Because that's its name. And it's not a scary thought. I never had frightening associations with dentistry, ...   more

SOMA is underwater horror with flashy monsters & average crabs photo

Frictional's horror game SOMA has a new setting

Frictional Games' sci-fi horror title SOMA is seemingly dropping its "sci-fi" theme. (Or is it?) As revealed in a blog post written by creative director Thomas Grip, the secret is out: "our next game will be set deep below t...   more

Frictional's horror game SOMA has a new setting photo