NIS (Disgaea) recently teased a spooky game with live-action first-person flashlight footage and a requisite creepy child. It ended up being for Yomawari, which is coming to Vita in Japan on October 29.
It's about a young gir...
And makes casual mode even easier
The Evil Within had a letterboxed aesthetic that didn't fly with everyone. It added to the cinematic presentation, but some people couldn't stand it. Coming up on a year after release, Tango Gameworks is just now making ...
Bluff Witch Project
As the Kickstarter campaign for Perception celebrates hitting $100K, the development team behind the upcoming horror game has released a new "found footage" trailer video.
The video -- which will feel familiar in a Blai...
This is the point at which I'm starting to feel like I've seen too much of SOMA, Frictional Games' underwater sci-fi horror title for PC and PlayStation 4. I'd like to avoid any additional footage that comes in between now and launch on, shit, September 22? That's going to be tough.
The new video is less straight footage and more of a snappy trailer, but it raises further questions.
Sean Bean's Mystery Incorporated
Kholat is based on the Dyatlov Pass incident, which is arguably one of history's greatest mysteries; nine hikers go missing and are subsequently found dead in the snowy Russian mountains.
The hikers had cut their wa...
We can do better
Horror games, as much as I love them, have a serious problem right now.
In the modern-day media maelstrom, almost every scare, monster, and plot twist is given away or hinted at before a game is released. Of course, us...
Hey, I didn't use that much poi...
We should talk more about Yandere Simulator, which we last covered when YouTube had a fit about its upskirt creep shots (an optional mechanic for gaining favors) and pulled development videos for sexual content.
Trails, Onechanbra, EDF, Senran Kagura..
XSEED just revealed the games it's planning to bring to E3 this month and they're pretty exciting.
First things first: There will be a lot of new reveals at the event, including The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel...
Releasing this September for PC and PS4
A series of live-action videos and an alternate-reality game have led to this: 12 minutes of uncut footage from Frictional's next first-person horror title, SOMA. It's coming to PC and PS4 at long last on September 22, 2015....
I SAID, LOOK BEHIND YOU
Though Konami wants to "scorch the earth" and deny that P.T. was possibly the best game reveal in the history of forever (do I still sound bitter?), there are some determined to keep the dream -- or nightmare -- alive.
Time to pack up and go home
"There's something wrong, isn't there?"
Yes, Harry. Something is deeply wrong.
I'm staying far away from the alternate-reality game for SOMA. Not because I'm not interested in what Frictional Games is cooking up for its unde...
Realising a vision
Deep End Games -- a new studio consisting of many ex-Irrational developers -- has announced a Kickstarter campaign for a brand new horror game called Perception.
The first-person horror adventure places you in the shoes ...
Everyone can die
Oh, hey, that's digital Peter Stormare! How eerily accurate.
He's going to be in Until Dawn, the upcoming choice-driven survival horror game for PlayStation 4 in which pretty young people are stranded at a remote lodge with ...
Those whales are biding their time...
I've never understood ARGs. Hidden in a bit of code is a link to a server that an art designer for the game’s mother’s dog once owned. Once you’ve cracked that server in all 17 dimensions you’ll final...
The last bit of The Evil Within DLC drops this month. "The Executioner" features an unexpected shift to the first-person perspective and "series of battle arenas all from the...perspective of The Keeper," if you were thinkin...
Iron rusts... poorly designed fish
I’ve mentioned this on Destructoid before, but I’ve had bad experiences with water and for some reason that’s transferred into a fear of eels. Those little fuckers freak me out.
So developer BeefJack a...
Is this the real life? Is it just fantasy?
If just wandering down the corridor in P.T. was enough to send you screaming from the room, how would you cope if a Lisa-like entity came at you in the hallway of your own house?
Night Terrors -- a "highly immersive, ph...
Sanity-eroding survival horror meets procedural generation
New Zealand-based indie studio Eyemobi has released its Kickstartered survival horror roguelike Phantasmal: City of Darkness onto Steam Early Access.
If you're unfamiliar with the project, Phantasmal is d...
'Konami said they wouldn't let a 'team like us' handle the Silent Hill property'
As the Internet continues to blink with incredulity at Konami's decision to spike one of the most exciting E3 teasers of all time, Silent Hills, here's another head-scratcher of a decision made by the Japanese ...
Warning: it's another asylum game
Jump-scare horror games, or "YouTube Bait" as they're often now called, are a dime-a-dozen. Especially ones based in an asylum.
Lost Within is a jump-scare horror game that takes place in an asylum (cue the laugh track). Thankfully, it has a handful of redeeming qualities that elevate it above the competition.
Developer says horror sequel may still return
I loved Alan Wake.
Maybe it's because I overdosed on Stephen King as a kid and have always had a particular penchant for that whole fiction-becomes-fact thing (if only to keep alive the dream that one day, McDreamy is go...
Oh, the sights they could show us
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are already in Mortal Kombat. The Predator will be joining them soon. It's clear that horror fans like the idea of seeing their favorite death-dealing icons duke it out in a fighting gam...
Fast Five Nights at Freddy's
The multi-part, Chuck E. Cheese's-inspired horror game Five Nights at Freddy's has been a wildly popular hit and now Warner Bros. wants in on the action.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has acquired the righ...
That freaking fridge
The timing on this video could not be better. As a new PlayStation 4 owner, one of the first games I knew I had to download was P.T., a playable teaser lead-in to Silent Hills. It's a weird game -- "experimental," if you lik...
Fear is the mind killer
Truth be told, I mostly wanted to cover Nevermind, a horror adventure game in which you delve into the subconscious minds of psychological trauma victims, because of this image. Look away!
With a premise so strongly rooted in...
Maybe it's nothing, but things are getting concerning
In the midst of all the recent rumblings regarding Hideo Kojima potentially leaving the Metal Gear series behind after Metal Gear Solid V is released, today it turns out there's yet another troubling sign on the horizon.
The lovely people at Reverb have kindly given some codes to be thrown at the faces of some lucky Destructoid winners. The game is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. I have Xbox One codes, which can be used anywhere in the world. Except the town of Fecking, Ireland.
To be in with a chance, simply comment below and if you so desire, suggest your idea for an amazing or awful horror game.
Sasha Darko's Sacred Line Genesis
Every so often we hear about a new game for old consoles and while I haven't yet splurged on a physical copy of one of these titles yet, I dig the idea. WaterMelon, the group behind the RPG Pier Solar, is publishing a horror...
There will be consequences
The next DLC episode of The Evil Within, The Consequence, picks up on April 21, 2015. Like The Assignment before it, Bethesda is starting us off with an extra brief teaser trailer.
Somehow, the delivery of the sorta-out-of-c...
Developer donated $250,000 to children's hospital
Over this past weekend a Twitch streamer named Dawko, a huge fan of Five Nights at Freddy's, set up a twitch stream to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. His lofty aim was to try and raise $15,000 in do...