When Until dawn launched on PS4 in 2015, it was acclaimed for successfully capturing the old school vibe of slasher movies in which a group of young adults must survive the night in a mountain retreat. At a time when big budget horror games were being phased out, Until dawn felt like a breath of fresh air and a way to bring the genre to life using the cinematic aspirations that AAA games love.
Supermassive has been busy with the Dark pictures anthology series, but their next standalone title, The career, is meant to be a true spiritual sequel to Dawn. Players will alternate between nine different characters at Hackett’s Quarry summer camp, where the teenage counselors throw a party to celebrate their last night together. But things quickly go wrong and the advisers have to spend the night. Like with Dawn, players will swap between each character, and the choices made will affect who gets to the credits and who gets a gruesome ending.
The vibe is very much in the vein of those old school slasher movies like Friday 13, but director Will Byles teased at IGN that the game’s influences include this iconic movie, admitting there’s a “certain expectation” which comes with a horror film involving teenagers in a summer camp. But you’ll be able to see how the baddest monster movies look like evil Dead and The thing influenced the game, with a bit of screams DNA. “It’s a lot lighter, there’s a lot of this weird self-referential thing where we all know the rules,” he said.
Speaking of Yell: David Arquette headlines the cast of the game, which also includes Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu)Ethan Suplee (My name is Earl), Ariel Winter (modern family), Brenda Song (Doll Face), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Evan Evagora (Star Trek: Picard), and Ted Raimi (Evil Dead). Byles also happily informed Weekly entertainment that each character can potentially die in up to a dozen different ways, which is morbid, but still within the theme of the slasher movie, for those who watch these movies for the gnarly kills.
For those who want a social horror movie watching experience, you can play the game with friends: in local co-op, another player will control a different advisor, while online allows players to watch games and vote on decisions. According to Byers, this feature is something Supermassive wanted to include following the wave of makeshift couch co-op players implemented with it. Until dawn. There’s also a movie mode, where the game can be played like an interactive movie and parts of the game, like quick events or character control during shootouts, even playable character traits, are disabled or changed to taste. of the player. “You can turn it all off until it literally becomes a movie… You can go for it, I want a movie with a happy ending where everyone’s alive or a bad ending or, my favorite, a gore festival where everything gets messy.”
The career will be released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC on June 10.
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