If you love survival horror games, especially ones that are either directly from or inspired by those made in the ’90s, then April 2020 is the month for you.
Daymare: 1998 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 28, 2020 across North America and Europe. You might know that is not long after the Resident Evil 3 remake release date, on April 3, 2020. Yep, you’re being spoiled this April.
The PS4 version of Daymare: 1998 will be available both in physical and digital form, while the Xbox One version will only be available digitally.
Daymare: 1998 started out life as Resident Evil 2 Reborn when it was announced in July 2015. That was just a month before Capcom revealed its own Resident Evil 2 remake and forced Italian indie studio Invader Games to shut down its fan-made homage.
But Invader wasn’t deterred and instead started making its own third-person survival horror game that builds upon the work done already, but swapping out everything Resident Evil 2 for original ideas and names.
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Fast-forward to September 2019 and Daymare: 1998 was released for PC. As is intended, it’s pretty similar to Resident Evil 2, featuring a story told through multi-character perspective, environmental puzzles, over-the-shoulder shooting, and inventory management.
You play as an elite soldier, a helicopter pilot, and a forest ranger as they set out to investigate a deadly virus outbreak. Naturally, there will be plenty of horrible creatures to shoot or avoid along the way.
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