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Monstrum 2 Hits Early Access Jan 28th

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I was a big fan of Evolve, one of the first games to take a crack at the ‘4-vs-1’ asymmetrical playstyle, but that gameplay just never really caught on with a wide audience. Since then, however, we’ve seen that audiences are ready for a non-traditional multiplayer experience and games like Among Us, Dead by Daylight, and Friday the 13th have proven asymmetrical play can catch on.

Enter Monstrum 2, which is set to enter Steam’s Early Access program at the end of the month. Following up on the 2015 original, which was a single player game with roguelike elements, the developers at Junkfish have veered off into asymmetrical multiplayer this time around.

Up to five players can take part in the game’s tense ‘prisoners vs monster’ scenario, where the prisoners seek to escape a research facility in the middle of the ocean while the monster tries to…well, do what monsters do.

Scaling difficulty and procedurally generated facility layouts should help keep gamers coming back, the tough part is getting them to try it in the first place. The battle for hearts and minds beings with an open beta that will run January 23-24th, with the game hitting Steam’s Early Access program on January 28th.

Here’s the press release:


Monstrum 2 arises from the watery depths to enter Steam Early Access on January 28th 2021

Brand-new trailer reveals the Malacosm. Open Beta weekend January 23-24

13th January 2021– BAFTA-nominated and Dundee-based developer Junkfish is excited to announce that Monstrum 2, the asymmetric survival-horror game, will enter Steam Early Access on January 28th 2021. 

The multiplayer sequel to the cult-favourite original, Monstrum 2 features new monsters, new puzzles, and new procedurally-generated environments, as up to four prisoners attempt to escape Sparrow Lock, a sea-stranded research facility, from one of its monstrous experiments.

Will you escape Sparrow Lock?

As a prisoner, explore Sparrow Lock to clear obstacles, unlock new areas, and find useful items which can help you outwit the monster. But remember: stay hidden and out of sight. If spotted, you’ll enter an intense game of cat-and-mouse, vaulting and sliding your way to safety if you hope to survive the chase. 

Combining first-person stealth gameplay with a puzzle-first focus on survival horror, players will need to strategise a means of escape together, rather than confronting the monster head-on. With scalable difficulty adjusting to the number of players and procedurally generated layouts, traps, rooms, and puzzles, no playthrough will be the same! 

Or relish the thrill of the hunt?

Master three distinct monsters when Monstrum 2 launches on Steam Early Access, each with their own unique unique abilities and playstyle. Smash through walls, climb on ceilings, leap across distances, or teleport to your prey. Each monster leverages the environment in unique ways to ambush unsuspecting players.

Revealed in the brand-new trailer today, players will be able to terrify their competition with the Malacosm; a molluscan, Lovecraftian nightmare. Place locator traps to damage prisoners and teleport across the map, phase through walls, and take a glimpse through your prey’s eyes with the clairvoyance skill for a hint to where they’re hiding. 

Open Beta Weekend
In anticipation of launch, Monstrum 2 will also receive an Open Beta weekend on January 23-24. Join on Steam to be among the first to scavenge the depths of Sparrow Lock and all the horror contained within…

'Dead by Daylight Nightmare Edition' Bundles Together the Scares

If you haven’t given asymmetrical multiplayer (1 player vs a team of 4 players) horror game Dead by Daylight a chance yet now’s the perfect time thanks to the Nightmare Edition, which bundles the game, three DLC chapters: Stranger Things, Curtain Call, and Shattered Bloodline, a cosmetic pack, and a slew of add-on DLC as well.
I’m a huge fan of the game, which is incredibly creepy when you’re playing as a survivor and a mix of strategy and action when you’re the monster. When you get a read on how the survivor team plays and figure out their next move before they make it…sublime.
Here’s the press release:


“DEAD BY DAYLIGHT NIGHTMARE EDITION” OFFERS BIGGER SCREAMS AND KILLER SAVINGS FOR PLAYERS ON PS4 AND XBOX ONE

“Stranger Things”, “Curtain Call” and “Shattered Bloodline” Chapters Headline Delightfully Terrifying Retail Bundle from 505 Games and Behaviour Interactive

CALABASAS, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2019 – Global publisher 505 Games, in partnership with developer Behaviour Interactive, have unveiled plans to release an exclusive physical retail edition of the popular asymmetrical horror multiplayer game Dead by Daylight for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Dead by Daylight Nightmare Edition, available at retailers in North America on Tuesday, Dec. 10, features tons of blood-curdling new content at the killer slashed price of $39.99.

Dead by Daylight Nightmare Edition features the original award-winning game and three hair-raising chapters, including the circus-themed “Curtain Call” chapter, the haunted spirit “Shattered Bloodline” chapter and the new horrifying chapter “Stranger Things,” based on the wildly popular Netflix Original Series. In addition to three spine-tingling chapters, Dead by Daylight Nightmare Edition will come spattered with additional fan-favorite features including the Headcase Cosmetic Pack, offering players a variety of trendy hairstyles and accessories to style their favorite survivor, packed together with extra content from the original game release.

Complete Feature Highlights of Dead by Daylight Nightmare Edition Include:

  • Award-winning Dead by Daylight original game, “Curtain Call” chapter, “Shattered Bloodline” chapter and “Stranger Things” chapter, which includes Steve, Nancy and the terrifying Demogorgon!
  • The Headcase Cosmetic Pack
  • Four Terrifying Add-Ons: The 80s Suitcase, The Bloodstained Sack, Of Flesh and Mud and The Spark of Madness add-on

Dead by Daylight is the hottest modern-day horror franchise with a global player base. In Dead by Daylight, players find themselves in a mind-bending hunt between a brutal killer and four survivors. Experience a deadly game of cat and mouse with two styles of gameplay—as a survivor, from a third-person perspective; or the killer, in first-person perspective. Survivors can work together or act alone using their situational awareness, while killers are on the hunt, focused on their prey.

For more information about Dead by Daylight and the content included in Dead by Daylight Nightmare Edition, please visit www.deadbydaylight.com. For more information about 505 Games and its products, visit www.505games.com.

About 505 Games
505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros., is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC (Steam and GoG) and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Remedy Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed Control, Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Indivisible, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, ABZÛ, Virginia and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Typhoon Studios’ comedic action-exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet and dance-fitness game Zumba® Burn it Up! for Nintendo Switch.
About Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game in which one crazed killer hunts four friends through a terrifying nightmare. Players take on the role of both killer and survivors in a deadly game of cat and mouse. It’s a mature gamer take on the thrills of hide and seek. Dead by Daylight is available on PC and consoles.
About Behaviour Interactive
Founded in 1992, Montreal-based Behaviour Interactive is one of North America’s largest independent game developers with close to 600 employees and over 70 million games sold on every platform. To date, the company’s mobile games have reached more than 200 million players worldwide. In 2019, its most successful IP, the award-winning Dead by Daylight,  celebrated 12 million players. Behaviour counts amongst its partners some of the world’s most recognized brands such as Sony, Disney, Netflix, Activision, Warner Bros, Ubisoft, Xbox Game Studios, Google, Bombardier, Wargaming, HBO, NetEase, Gaea, La Capitale, and many more. For more information: bhvr.com.