I figured since I’ve been slowly diving back into horror games lately, I would start this off with 3 horror/mystery-esque games that I am most excited for that are coming out in the next couple of months.
The first one is Death Come True, which is actually out already on Steam and Nintendo Switch. However, it will be coming to PS4 on October 15th so I am waiting for it. This is another FMV style/live action game that seems to be becoming more popular. I’ve seen many of these games over the past couple of years and they all intrigue me. This one stars Kanata Hongo, who I absolutely love, and Kuriyama Chiaki, who I also absolutely love. Coupled with the fact that the writer and director of this is also the creator of Danganronpa, I am very interested in playing this. The basic premise is that Hongo’s character wakes up in a hotel with no memories and discovers he is a serial killer. Or is he? We’ll have to wait and find out in October unless I cave before then and get it on Steam.
The second is Remothered: Broken Porcelain. This is coming out on October 20th, just in time for Halloween. It’s a sequel to Remothered: Tormented Fathers, which I thought was brilliant. Despite some of its issues, it was a very creepy and interesting horror experience that I highly recommend to everyone who is a fan of the genre. I have been trying to avoid most of the new stuff about Broken Porcelain so I don’t have a lot to go on other than Rosemary, from the first game, is back and continuing her investigation, and we are introduced to new characters, one who is named Jennifer. The way everything tied together in Tormented Fathers was well done, so I have no doubt that the new characters and story elements will also tie in nicely together to form a great horror story. I’m very excited to play this.
The third is The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope which is coming out right at Halloween, on October 30th! This is from the creators of Until Dawn and Man of Medan, both of which I loved. Though, I think I liked Until Dawn a little more? I need to play through Man of Medan a few more times because I only played it once when it came out. Anyway, like the previous games, Little Hope seems to be another character and story driven experience. This time, we have witchcraft as a subject, so I’m curious to see how it goes. I also heard that this game took some inspiration from The Blair Witch Project (or maybe just the lore). Actually, take a look at the above image I posted and look inside the O of the word HOPE. Look familiar? And yes, that is Will Poulter in the image as well and I’m excited to see how he does in a game like this. One thing I really like about these games is how the timeline completely alters and shatters depending on your actions. You can have a perfect ending where everyone lives, or the worst possible outcome of everyone dying.
All I can say is that October is going to be a very creepy month for gaming. I will be writing more about these games as they release and I play them and possibly starting to upload game play videos on YouTube but we will see! If I have time, I will also try to cover some FMV/live action style games, Remothered: Tormented Fathers and possibly both Until Dawn and Man of Medan all before their respective sequels release.