Deadly Night, out on PC in just a few days time, sees you evading a slasher in a darkened motel. As you do.
What’s set to make Deadly Night even more unsettling is that, though it’s channelling the spirit of 80s slashers, whole thing is presented as some forgotten PlayStation game, complete with an chunky slasher, a grainy filter and a 4:3 screen ratio.
So when the killer does catch up with you, you’ll get to gawp with his angular, low-res face. You’ll be ducking into cupboards, hiding under beds and so forth though developer Cubyte Games and publisher Puppet Combo/Torture Star Video haven’t disclosed whether your foe will follow the laws of physics or if, Friday the 13th style, they’ll teleport in when it’s least convenient.
Either way, Deadly Night should give slasher fans something to chew on. We’re certainly glad to see a game using a motel as its location (at least, at first). Yes, there was Psycho, and its sequels, but the only other one that immediately springs to mind is Vacancy.
Deadly Night is set to deliver horror, a good helping of gore and multiple endings, some of which will hinge on how many other would-be-victims you save or.. don’t save. Hey, we’re not being selfish, the trope’s called Final Girl for a reason.
You can check out Deadly Night’s distinctly non work-safe trailer above, wishlist it on Steam here and pick it up on PC, via Steam and Itch.io, this September 2nd. And, in the meantime, check out our early interview with now-publisher PuppetCombo.