Horror Game ‘Dead By Daylight’ Announced

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2016 is turning out to be a strong year for the slasher/survival genre video games!

After learning that a Friday the 13th video game was in active development, we now have learned that we can expect yet another slasher style survival game (with a twist) titled Dead by Daylight. The game will pit players against an unknown entity attacking them, with mystery shrouding the entire plot – an effective horror element from the premise. The game will showcase a variety of creatures to face, keeping players on their toes to determine proper survival methods. Dead by Daylight is being developed by Behaviour Interactive Inc. with Starbreeze Studios serving as publishers to the Steam-powered game. Slasher stylized games don’t come along often, so when one with an intriguing setup and a multiplayer function (similarly to a horror film’s victims/survivors) it’s worthy of gaining some attention. The website for Dead by Daylight provides “key features” that can be expected from the game that include:

-As a Survivor go in alone or team up with friends to face an unknown threat. Use equipment at hand, unlocked abilities and environmental objects to outwit the monster and escape from his killing ground. 

-Sent into a procedurally generated world, you’ll never know what to expect, what you’re facing and how to get away. You will have to make stressful choices under desperate circumstances. Every decision impacts your chances of survival. 

-Killers come from all horror genres, from brutal slashers to terrifying paranormal entities. Master these monster’s unique powers and exploit the knowledge of your “home” to track, hunt down, break and sacrifice your victims before they get a chance to run to safety. 

-The asymmetry, procedural factors and unique thinking of human individuals make each Dead by Daylight match an unexpected scenario where the combined behavior of each player creates a truly terrifying and thrilling narrative. 

Dead by Daylight characters have deep progressions and unlockables which can be customized into your own personal strategy. Use your experience, skills and loadout to climb up the competitive ladder and you might eventually discover the truth beyond the fog.

The idea that the game has an adaptability feature is a brilliant way to make players yearn for more horror thrills, so you can practically guarantee this is a video game worth waiting for – and maybe if we’re lucky it’ll get a console release? Keep up with PopWrapped for more on Dead by Daylight!

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FUNimation, GameSamba, And NGames Announce Gaming Partnership

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A trifecta of companies are working together to bring anime fans a slew of online and mobile games in the near future, and it’s sure to be pretty awesome for anime fans. The announcement was made yesterday that FUNimation Entertainment, GameSamba, and NGames Interactive Limited would join forces to bring new virtual content to people in a different medium – a decision that makes perfect sense. The video games are slated to be mainly designed as free-to-play games based on popular anime titles (hence FUNimation’s involvement.) Jacky Yung, CEO of NGames, states, “Quality games based on popular series are increasing in demand, with NGames’s experience in developing and publishing games, FUNimation’s leadership in brand acquisition, marketing and rights management, and GameSamba’s expertise in the U.S. gaming market, I’m very excited to see what we can accomplish together.”

While NGames has already achieved notoriety for online gaming, the successful anime company FUNimation is equally impressed and excited, with Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation adding, “From day one GameSamba was a great fit with FUNimation and our strategic plan to extend our anime properties into the gaming space, now with this new strategic partnership with NGames we have the scale and technical resources to take our game development to the next level.” The trio already have games for anime series such as Tokyo Ghoul and Fairy Tail in the works – so we can expect this to expand into a wider branding opportunity by adding to a larger slate in the future.  Dr. Scott Wong, President and co-founder of GameSamba adds to the exciting announcement by explaining,  “We’ve long wanted to help create and run games based on some of our favorite series. Thanks to this new partnership, we’ll be able to make that a reality.” 

At the moment there isn’t much to visually focus on, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t progress being made already – and I’m sure other anime devotees are curious as to what the overall products will include! Are you excited about this anime/gaming union? 

Rumors Suggest ‘Left 4 Dead 3’ Could Be In The Works

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It has been 3 years since the popular zombie survival video game franchise Left 4 Dead released its enhanced sequel with positive reception, and it quickly became a horror genre game to remember. It was assumed that there would be a Left 4 Dead 3 in our near future, but news on the possibility of a third installment has been virtually nonexistent with only the occasional statement that left us feeling like our hopes weren’t likely to come to fruition. That all (hopefully) changed by giving us a sliver lining of hope from an alleged document (from a possible Valve employee) that claims there is still a high chance we could be seeing the return of the Left 4 Dead world rather soon. With even a slight notion of a L4D continuation game, my interests are instantly peaked along with many other fans. 

The rumor suggests that Valve is actively developing Left 4 Dead 3, prioritizing the importance of L4D3 over another highly anticipated sequel under the Valve umbrella, titled Half Life 3. If what the report states has validity, it also means that Half Life 3 wouldn’t be released until late 2017 to early 2018 with a rumored release of late 2016 to early 2017 for Left 4 Dead 3. The source states that there will be six new campaigns to play, with four new characters introduced as a “prequel-sequel” to the franchise taking place shortly after the initial zombie virus outbreak. It would be a brilliant decision to pull a surprise release with the game, after creating a successful game series that relies on teamwork and constant awareness of your surroundings in a dangerous open world that set the bar for other horror video games. If the game is as far along as suggested, we should be getting a little more indication regarding the franchise soon enough, as well as the future of the Half Life series which has equally dedicated and eager fans awaiting additional confirmation. Come on Valve, you know you want to bless us with Left 4 Dead 3!