Jun 7, 2013

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Daylight Announced By ATLUS And Zombie Studios

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Perhaps you saw the little teaser tweet that ATLUS sent out last night, asking everyone to tune in to the latest episode of GTTV to see what big news the company has planned. Maybe your mind instantly thought that ¬†we were finally getting news about Persona 5. Bad news, it’s not Persona 5. But the good news is that the game that it is looks really impressive. And frightening.

Daylight is a psychological thriller that is built on the Unreal Engine 4 for the PC and PlayStation 4. Developed by Zombie Studios and published worldwide by ATLUS, Daylight puts players in abandoned hospital with labyrinthine corridors with hopes of escaping the untold horrors that might be lurking in the shadows. Your only source of light comes from the cell phone in your hand. But even that can only help so much when every level is randomly generated and you’re not guaranteed to find life-saving flares or a level with few spooky specters. Daylight is written by industry veteran Jessica Chobot who also provides the voice for the protagonist.

Jared Gerritzen, studio director for Zombie Studios, comments:

“Since showing off a pre-alpha build of Daylight at PAX East the attention on the project has grown tremendously! With the gained attention, we were approached with the opportunity to partner with ATLUS to help release Daylight worldwide on Steam and exclusively to the PlayStation 4 system. ATLUS has a long history of great games and is an accomplished publisher with worldwide reach. Working with them will allow us to reach a global audience, so we’ll be able to scare even more people.”

Daylight intends to take advantage of the PlayStation 4′s features, including:

  • Using every ounce of processing power: Daylight uses Unreal Engine 4 to create an atmospheric setting with some of the most immersive graphics to date.
  • Share gameplay online: Scare friends with the system’s new “share” feature to stream gameplay to friends.
  • Capturing the moment: Daylight uses the PS4 system’s integrated PlayStation Eye camera to take pictures of the exact moment that a scare happens. Keep the pictures of the reactions as a novelty or bravely share them with friends on social networks.
  • RealD 3D Support: Daylight uses the latest 3D technology from RealD to expand its haunting atmosphere into the third dimension.

As of this time, there has been no set price nor release date set for Daylight. What we do know is that it is expected to be released in Q1 2014 for both the PC and PlayStation 4.

[Source: ATLUS]