There's no denying that '90s-style survival horror games have seen somewhat of a resurgence in recent years, with last year's Resident Evil 2, the upcoming Resident Evil 3, Remothered: Tormented Fathers, and Daymare: 1998, among others, and today, we can add another game to that list, as Dawn of Fear, a PlayStation 4 exclusive game developed by Spanish studio Brok3nsite, will be released on February 3rd via the PlayStation Store.
Going hand in hand with what I stated above, Dawn of Fear is said to pay tribute to survival horror classics such as Silent Hill and the first Resident Evil, and the official announcement trailer backs that claim up. This game looks like it was pulled straight from the '90s and given a massive facelift!
In the game, you take on the role of Alex, a troubled young boy with an obscure past, who returns home to find that his stepmother has been using dark forces to call upon an army of creatures from the underworld. Now, it’s his chance to clean his house of these evil powers once and for all!
As Alex, players will have to collect clues, solve puzzles and face zombies and reapers, the terrible creatures that inhabit his old mansion, a creepy place that players will have to explore in order to unveil the mysteries that lie ahead. Set in the 1990s, the game pays tribute to some of the classics thanks to its fixed camera angle set, third-person view and lack of resources, which will force players to use its inventory wisely.
The game, part of the PlayStation Talents initiative, was developed at the Valencia PlayStation Games Camp.
Watch the official trailer below.