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Dead Island characters get back stories in the form of a digital comic!

Dead Island comes out in six days for the PS3 & Xbox 360.  When you begin the main story line mode you will have the option to choose from a few different characters to do battle with the hordes of zombies that await you around every turn.  Now you have a chance to read up on the back stories  and get more familiar with some of these characters via a digital comic in the final week before the release of the game. Click the image below to jump to the Dead Island digital comic:

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Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition – Review.

My latest piece for TRULYDISTURBING is up. Not sure if you you would consider this a retro review considering the game came out in 2009, however with all the horror related games coming out in the last quarter of 2011, allow me to make a case on why you should go back and check out Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition if you haven’t yet. Preview a chunk of the review below:

“The Resident Evil series is known for thrilling action, and tense cut scenes. Resident Evil 5 doesn’t disappoint in this department. The cut scenes will vary depending on your situation. Sometimes they offer a bit of relief when the situation seems to become over-bearing, other times you think you have the upper-hand and que to a bigger, badder enemy coming to join in on the fun.  The action is no different. If you are a Resident Evil regular you know it comes with it’s own legacy style of the stop-and-shoot 3rd person variety.  There is no running & gunning in this universe. Some gamers are turned off by this aspect, however I feel it offers a nice change to the pace of other games in the survival horror genre. It also adds to the tense moments and anxiety you will feel when thrust into scenarios involving the enemies.”

Don’t stop now….go to TRULYDISTURBING by clicking the image below to read the entire review!

Freddy Krueger’s Mortal Kombat character gets a backstory…..

Following up on a report from a few weeks ago about the infamous Freddy Krueger joining the ranks among Mortal Kombat’s roster of killers, a backstory in the form of a video preview trailer has hit the web today. Check out what brought Freddy Krueger to the Mortal Kombat tournament!

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Freddy will be available on Playstation Network for $4.99 and the Xbox Live for 400 Pts tomorrow, August 9th! Still crossing my fingers that eventually they will decide to render a model of the original Robert Englund Freddy Krueger character.

CREDIT: Mortal Kombat Online

Rise of Nightmares for kinect goes the b-movie comedic gore route in new trailer

Rise of Nightmares breaks from the pact of your normal game for the Xbox 360’s kinect. This is not what you would call a “family friendly” affair. Graphic, gory and most likely explicit in every way, Rise of Nightmares is definitely a game that looks to rival a game such as House of the Dead: Overkill extended cut (which is going exclusively to the PS3, mind you). Looks like it will be a battle of Microsoft Kinect vs. Sony Move in the next-gen motion controller arena!

If you know me, this can only be a good, no GREAT THING! Let the carnage begin I say! As a PS3 owner myself, I will definitely be headed to a friend’s house the second they come home with this title, which better be on it’s release date September 6th!

Dead Island hands-on Demo!

DEAD ISLAND is about a month from being released. Are you still on the fence? Consider the following hands-on Demo of the open-world multiplayer portion of the game:

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I really dig the drop in/drop out aspect they are talking about. Hope into multiplayer, someone drops you a weapon and then you then possess that weapon for your single player story mode. That is a pretty awesome feature. What did you guys think of the demo? Dead Island releases on September 6th, so be sure to get your hands on it before it gets it’s hands on you!

E3 continues to deliver the horror-related goods with Dead Island trailer!

E3 has been EvilEpisode’s best friend the past few days.  All sorts of great horror-related content to share. Today is no different as the official E3 trailer for DEAD ISLAND has been posted. We get another fantastic look at the game, including what looks to be big party the night before the zombie apocalypse begins! Check it out:

DEAD ISLAND shambles to the PS3 & 360 consoles on August 1st 2011!

 

 

E3 trailer for “Never Dead” game coming to PS3/Xbox360, looks stunning!

Fans of the “Devil May Cry” franchise may cry foul a bit here as Never Dead definitely has the look and storyline that could make you do a double-take to make sure this game wasn’t a sequel to the popular and hugely successful series. However, once you watch this preview a few times, I think it will make a convert out of you! It is simply stunning in it’s presentation.  When it comes to “horror” this definitely falls more on the action-side of the genre, but hey we all need a little “hack n slash” in our lives, right?  Watch the trailer below:

Silent Hill: Downpour – Raining down horror on consoles soon!

If you were up late last night on twitter you might have caught a piece of my Resident Evil vs. Silent Hill discussion with various folks.  While I agreed principly that Resident Evil was the overall stronger series, I do feel Silent Hill deserves a lot of credit in it’s own right, going for a darker atmospheric type game.  There may be less action in a Silent Hill game, but I feel the franchise has the superior “creepy” factor while playing the game. Check out this extended trailer that just debut at E3:

Between this game, Resident Evil:Raccoon City, Rise of Nightmares, & Dead Island, my video game funds are going to be severely dried up by the end of 2011. (Although there is no way I am not saving cash for Uncharted 3, as well)

Thirsty for more Silent Hill: Downpour footage? Check out this behind-the-scene footage of the game, which includes a snippet of gameplay footage as well as a small blip on Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the PSP:

Rise of Nightmares official E3 trailer (and more)!

You might remember my earlier article on Rise of Nightmares, the new survival-horror game for the kinect system exclusive to Xbox 360 console. With E3 taking place more footage is rolling in.  Watch the trailer below:

Left wanting more?  Check out the following video of what looks to be some of the tutorial towards the beginning of the game:

Microsoft is quickly speaking my language when it comes to the need to add their latest piece of video-gaming technology to my collection.  Time to start saving now!

House of the Dead: Overkill is about to get a lot more pretty; headed to PS3 w/an extended cut

If you played House of the Dead:Overkill on the Wii then you might have had the feeling that it wasn’t quite the best fit for that platform.  The game was loud, abrasive, gory, explicit etc etc….basically everything fans of zombies and the horror genre could want in a game, it’s just that for the wii itself it might have been trying to cater to the wrong audience. The wii, and more specifically Nintendo,itself is known for being a family-friendly platform.  Well, SEGA has just assued everyone that it will no longer be an issue because House of the Dead:Overkill is coming to the PS3 on October 25th! Not only will the game be coming to the PS3 but it will be presented in a hi-def format and offer an extended cut with more levels and game modes! SEGA has this to say about the release:

The House of the Dead attacks the PS3 for the first time with PS Move and 3D support!

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ comes to the PS3 in this exclusive Extended Cut, with an avalanche of new content including brand new levels, weapons, mutants and more. Experience over-the-top mutant blasting madness with your PlayStation®Move motion controller, all in stunning 3D and remastered HD graphics.

The PS3 extended cut is also going to support the MOVEwhich seems like a pretty good fit for this type of game. With the multiple gun-like adapters, it should prove to be a good time blasting away at some zombies with a friend. I haven’t yet jumped into the MOVE platform, but a game like this could change that, quick! Will this be enough for folks such as myself who actually did purchase and play through the original version on the Wii?  We’ll have to take a wait-and-see approach is what I’m guessing. Also, it will be interesting to see if the price point might happen to be a bit lower than the normal $60.  Haven’t seen a trailer pop up yet for the new Extended Cut, so for now here is the original kick-ass trailer for the wii version of the game:

Credit to DreadCentral for discovering this on the newswire!