With Supermassive Games and Sony Computer Entertainment poised to reveal more about the PlayStation exclusive Until Dawn at Gamescom 2014, what we know already excites us. If Supermassive gets this right we could have a classic horror game on our hands.
There’s still a lot to be revealed, but here’s seven snippets of information to whet your appetite and get you in the mood for some semi-serious, serial killing action.
1. Until Dawn is a horror adventure game under development by Supermassive Games whose previous titles include Killzone HD and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.
2. It’s been described as a teen horror experience and Supermassive has hired Hollywood writers Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick to create a script inspired by classic movies of the genre such as I Know What You Did Last Summer.
3. The storyline follows a group of teens who stay overnight in a log cabin. One-by-one they get picked off and murdered by a mysterious serial killer. We’re promised twists and shocks along the way, though the script will also feature humour inspired by movies such as Scream.
4. To create an immersive experience, Until Dawn will not have a HUD or onscreen buttons to hamper the scares and will play out from the first-person perspective.
5. It will take advantage of PlayStation Move which players will use as a flashlight to navigate the environment. It’s currently unconfirmed whether players will be restricted to using Sony’s peripheral to play the game, or whether DualShock functionality will be available.
6. The storyline will change based on decisions made and players will get the opportunity to play as seven different characters. If you die, you won’t respawn, you’ll simply step into the shoes of the next potential victim.
7. There’s strong rumours that Until Dawn could utilise Project Morpheus, Sony Computer Entertainment’s virtual headset. Can you imagine how scary that could be?
Here’s the initial annoucement trailer, which showcases some of the characters including the terryfying-looking serial killer.
Until Dawn was first announced at Gamescom in 2012 and was originally slated to be released in 2013. We’ll be covering Gamescom in-depth and will bring you all the latest news on Until Dawn as it lands.