The spirit of classic survival horror lives on in Daymare: 1998.
We’ve got the Resident Evil 2 remake just around the corner in January, but we could always do with some more exciting survival horror.
Publisher Destructive Creations announced today that it will be collaborating with developer Invader Studios to bring the retro-tinged horror game Daymare: 1998 to players by Q2 2019. There’s no official date for when we can expect to see it finally available, but that guideline is a great place to start, especially since it’s been quite some time since we’ve heard any updates about the game.
Now that we have, we have something of a target release date to look forward to. If you enjoy running from zombies and peppering them with ammo, this looks like a game that’ll be right up your alley.
Daymare: 1998 follows three characters with their own unique back stories and personalities as they struggle with their town being right in the middle of a zombie invasion. You have helicopter pilot Raven, forest ranger Samuel, and H.A.D.E.S. mercenary Live along for the ride. All of them have their own secrets to tell, but they’ll have to work together if they want to survive the oncoming onslaught of the undead.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it looks to take retro sensibilities carved from classic console series like Resident Evil, melding them with great-looking modern graphics and mechanics.
The third-person survival horror game is shambling toward Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next year, which should give you plenty of time to sail through Resident Evil 2 (and the rest of the games in the series) before tackling this one, too.
Brittany has been covering games and tech for over a decade for the likes of G4, Popular Science, IGN, Empire, Kotaku, Rolling Stone and GameSpot – as well as appearing as a speaker at video game conventions such as PAX East. When she’s not writing or gaming, she’s looking for the next great visual novel.