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Negative Atmosphere Heavily Channels Dead Space in First Gameplay Reveal

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Negative Atmosphere (which looks a lot like the next Dead Space) just got its first video showing off early in-development gameplay .

The game is being developed by indie developer Sun Scorched Studios, and the video below is the first glimpse of the game in action. The development team is clearly taking inspiration from EA’s Dead Space franchise, and the similarities between the two projects is evident.

Although the game is not Dead Space, fans may have the nearest thing to a franchise revival that they are likely to see, albeit with a much smaller budget.

From the over-the-shoulder camera, flickering lights, and a HUD that is absent of traditional menus, Sun Scorched Studios is clearly aiming to revive the spirit of the long dormant series.

Even the hilariously brutal melee stomp mechanic seems to have found its way into the game.

Sun Scorched made sure to clarify that the video shows off about five months of work and is not representative of the final product.

Negative Atmosphere has no firm release date or platforms yet, so stay tuned for more information.

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Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month

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Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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