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9:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Daylight sees a slight delay, now coming April 29

Daylight has been delayed slightly, and will now be coming out on April 29 instead of on April 8. Why the delay? So Atlus and developers Zombie Studios can fine tune the scariness. Atlus released this statement on the exact ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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7:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 gets a horde mode

Blacklight: Retribution on the PlayStation 4 just got a new update today, and with it came the Onslaught horde mode. This new mode sees four players working together to fight off endless waves of infected creatures. You know,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Daylight will let Twitch users scare PS4 streamers

Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, price...

Conrad Zimmerman



DOOM 4 beta, Yokai Watch & Final Fantasy on PC photo
DOOM 4 beta, Yokai Watch & Final Fantasy on PC
by Max Scoville

Hey everybody, I’m back from Japan! And here’s your quasi-timely news update for the first two thirds of this week. Irrational Games closed, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order gets you a beta for the new and technically unannounced DOOM game. Square Enix has trademarked “Shinra Company,” there’s a possibility of new Final Fantasy games on PC in the future, and in the meantime, Final Fantasies VII, VIII, and XIV are currently on sale.

Level 5 is getting me all hot and bothered by teasing a western release of Yokai Watch, which is selling like adorable ghostcakes in Japan. PC and PS4 owners will get Zombie Studios’ Daylight in April, and next month sees the release of Towerfall Ascension, the expanded version of the former Ouya exclusive.

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1:30 PM on 01.06.2014

New Daylight trailer gives a little horror atmosphere

Above you'll find a new trailer for Daylight, the upcoming horror title for PS4 from Zombie Studios. It's suitably creepy, moving slowly through the game's ruined hospital environment and filling it with haunting noises and ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:30 PM on 12.13.2013

Grimy Daylight screens make me wan' go home

Zombie Studio's upcoming, procedurally generated PC and PS4 horror game Daylight just got some new screenshots, as well as a bit of backstory. It seems the abandoned hospital bit I played during my preview gives way to the se...

Steven Hansen

8:30 PM on 11.11.2013

Blacklight: Retribution has a terrible launch trailer

Blacklight: Retribution, the best free-to-play game of 2012, returns with what has to be the worst trailer of 2013. Don't know if all of the chosen quotes were meant to be this bad as a joke, but it's not funny either way. T...

Abel Girmay

6:00 PM on 10.24.2013

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ...

Niero Gonzalez



Daylight scared the sh*t out of me  photo
Daylight scared the sh*t out of me
by Steven Hansen

Daylight? More like Darklight. Because it's so fu*king dark in here and I can't god damn see and there are fu*king ghosts everywhere god damn it Hamza why did you make me preview this game.

This is what I remembered a few minutes into Zombie Studios' Daylight: “Horror games scare me. Why am I playing this, oh my god, why am I playing this?”

Daylight aims to address the issue of scares in games being one and done. With procedurally generated levels, which can scale depending on difficulty (more floors, dead ends, and so on at higher difficulties), and a variety of scare tactics, it could be successful at consistently providing different experiences, encouraging multiple playthroughs and experience sharing.

I only played through a small portion of the game, so I don’t know how it will hold up over an entire playthrough, let alone multiple. What I do know is that the bit I played had my heart racing faster than any game I can remember playing.

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Getting spooked in Daylight while wearing an Oculus Rift photo
Getting spooked in Daylight while wearing an Oculus Rift
by Steven Hansen

Sensory deprivation can be relaxing. It can also be terrifying in extreme measures, like the sound proof acoustic chamber that causes its guests to hallucinate. Wearing an Oculus Rift is a little bit like that. Especially in a first-person game like the upcoming PC and PS4 spook tale Daylight.

I put the Rift goggles over my eyes and I could see, but I couldn’t see. It didn’t dawn on my at first, because I was ostensibly looking at something, through Daylight’s first-person surrogate. Then a big pair of headphones was draped over my head and the chipper daytime noise and electronic pop music from the other room was drowned out by sounds pulling me into this ghost tale.

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1:30 PM on 08.15.2013

Console MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth coming to PC

Monolith took a crack at making a multiplayer online battle arena experience for consoles with Guardians of Middle-earth. It was an admirable attempt -- and I enjoyed the game quite a lot for what it was, which was a trimmed...

Jordan Devore





11:30 AM on 08.12.2013

Blacklight: Retribution gets level cap increase, Dropzone

Fans of Zombie Studios' Blacklight: Retribution will be happy to hear that the free-to-play FPS has received a splendid little update, increasing the level cap as well as adding a new map that Tango Down players are...

Harry Monogenis

4:45 PM on 03.26.2013

Blacklight dev: 'Sony is really in to win this one'

Sony revealed several more indie titles last night during the Game Developers Conference that are set to hit the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and even PlayStation 4. Sony has been showing a lot of support to smaller devel...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 03.25.2013

Blacklight: Retribution is coming to the PlayStation 4

[Note: The images used in this article are from the PC version of Retribution.] Developer Zombie Studios has announced that its free-to-play first-person shooter, Blacklight: Retribution, will be coming to the PlayStation 4...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:45 PM on 03.25.2013

Why Zombie Studios turned down publishers for Daylight

Rounding out our recent coverage of Zombie Studios' horror game Daylight, I have a little more from my chat last week with studio creative head Jared Gerritzen and writer Jessica Chobot. With the studio behind Blacklight: Ret...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Daylight takes horror into the YouTube age

When gamers argue about whether or not a game is survival horror, they tend to focus on the scares. Jump scares are a particular bone of contention because they can be effective only a few times before they get predictable. T...

Alasdair Duncan