New Resident Evil Village Playtest Rumors Shed Light on New Characters, Enemies

More new information about Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evill Village is starting to leak to the press and it looks like a bunch of fan assumptions are getting tacit confirmation.

For one, the playtest leaks are coming from someone that helped test the game back before RE3’s release. This source confirms a new enemy, a second playable character, and even a new location for the game.

The playtester reportedly test drove a build running on a PlayStation 4. The stage that the tester described is a dark cavern where a female protagonist tries to work her way out using a kerosene lantern, Bloody Disgusting reports. This segment features the new enemy type – a bipedal sword-wielding goat creature that is able to bite the character. The new enemy type is being likened to the German folktale Krampus in terms of appearance and execution.

For those gamers that haven’t kept up with Resident Evil Village and how different it is promising to be from its counterparts, the enemy type already demoed is a werewolf type creature so that, combined with the vengeful sword goat, and we’ve got a game that is really coloring outside of the lines in terms of fan expectations of an RE game.

The goat enemy is allegedly called a “Strigoi in-game. This calls back to the Romanian creature from that country’s mythology which is both a shapeshifter and vampire-like being. Apparently they are controlled by an enemy type called the “witch.”

 Of course, all of this is based upon leaks from a purported playtester of an early version of the game. We don’t know how much of this will be verified or debunked by the time the game comes out. And we’ve got quite a while until then. Capcom has pretty much kept a vague stance with regard to when they will actually release the game.

All we know so far is that it is sometime in 2021. As for continuity with the rest of the series, this will not be a side-game or alternative universe story. There was some speculation about this and the game’s logographic didn’t really do it any favors in putting the question to rest. It incorporates the Roman numeral for 8 in a very interesting way thus leading to fan confusion as to whether or not this was RE8. The game will follow the events of Resident Evil VII directly, Capcom has commented on numerous occasions.

The setting is Europe and there will be characters from the series’ past that show up in the title. Like Resident Evil 7, it will use the same engine and feature a first-person gameplay perspective. While many people expected that, it wasn’t a given when you consider Capcom’s recent string of popular RE remake games, each of which has featured an over-the-shoulder viewpoint.

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Review: Scariest $2 Game Ever? The Swine

Is this game worth the $2 on steam? Yes.

The Swine was recently released on June 18, 2020, developed and published by Vincent Lade. To give a quick synopsis with no spoilers – you are essentially living in what seems to be a cabin in the middle of nowhere with just yourself and your wife. Some creepy people in pig masks show up and the rest of the story is for you to find out by playing the game.

Game Play

The game is essentially an interactive story. You’re just there to experience it, your actions don’t have any effect on the outcome aside from advancing the story. There is no combat or any skill involved. However, that is not a bad thing. This game is meant to tell a story and it does it quite effectively. The story keeps you guessing and uneasy; it clearly establishes the spooky horror ambiance. I definitely got my fair share of spooks.

There’s something special about playing a story where you are in control of a character versus watching a movie. You’ll hear a lot of people say they love scary movies, but they can’t play scary games because it’s too immersive and the spook factor is threefold.

The game is only about 45 minutes long, but I took a little over an hour because I spent a little extra time being too spooked to progress. The game is short, but it is only $2 and I think it is worth every penny.

Graphics

The game has great graphics, its not cutting edge, but PLENTY good looking to be appealing to the eye. The only thing that was weird was that the books you could pick up and look at seemed to be in ultra low resolution to the point where I couldn’t read the book title. It could have been one of my settings, but other than that, very pleased.

Find The Swine on Steam – what do you have to lose? besides 2 bucks… and some sleep.

You can also watch me play the whole thing – *SPOILER ALERT*
Featuring Bonus Outlast Game play too…

New Outlast Announced with a Twist

The Outlast Trials will feature co-op play.

The Outlast Trials was announced recently during the PC Gaming Show.

For those not familiar with the series – Outlast is a horror series which had 2 installments prior to Trials. Outlast 1 & 2 were released in 2013 and 2017, respectively. The series has been acclaimed to create extremely spooky environments and scare the living daylight out of you. I can personally attest to this. Which brings me to my next point…

The new Outlast with have COOPERATIVE PLAY. Will the game still be as terrifying if you have 3 other buddies playing the game with you? I am excited to find out. Initial impressions from the trailer are still as eerie as ever. It doesn’t tell much, but the game will be set in the cold war era. All we get to see are some doctors drilling into your head and installing night vision.

The next scene shows someone trying to help you, I guess alluding to the co-op aspect.

Currently the game is scheduled to release for PC in 2021.