Daymare: 1998 Releases For PC Next Month, Free Demo Now Available

The third-person survival horror game arrives just in time for Halloween season.
Developer Invader Studios released a new story trailer for Daymare: 1998, with a release date for PC now set on September 17.
Developer Invader Studios released a new story trailer for Daymare: 1998, with a release date for PC now set on September 17. Invader Studios

Halloween season will soon be upon as, and as such there’s no shortage of horror games coming to all platforms. Developer Invader Studios, for instance, has now released a new story trailer for their upcoming survival horror project Daymare: 1998. The title will be released in mid-September for the PC via Steam as published by Destructive Creations and All in! Games. It will be heading to consoles as well, but the release dates for those will be announced at a later date. There's also a demo released for the PC version, which you can check out here. The new story trailer for Daymare: 1998 can be watched below.

Daymare: 1998 gives off pretty serious Alan Wake vibes, but in a definitely darker and more terrifying tone. It is played from a third-person perspective, with a lot of focus put into hardcore survival mechanics. The game has multiple protagonists, each one offering a unique point of view to the story, while the puzzles and the combat itself takes on a more strategic approach in order to better challenge its players.

Daymare: 1998 is set within a secret research facility in the midst of a small and relatively peaceful town. Thrown into the mix is a deadly chemical weapon, as well as an elite special security team that is tasked with investigating an incident inside the facility, potentially turning into a much bigger threat later on. Daymare: 1998 lets you play as an elite soldier, a helicopter pilot and a forest ranger, all with separate roles to play in this unfolding tale of horrors and conspiracies. At the center of it all are the citizens of the small town who unwittingly became bloodthirsty monsters.

The story trailer showed off a bit of the story plus some gameplay, and it looks very intriguing. It has really great atmosphere, and the developers are hyping it up to be filled with references to the 90s, complete with homages to a lot of happenings and cultural events from back then. What I do hope is that the story isn’t half-baked and doesn't devolve into your run-of-the-mill “secret government project” gone wrong, as the cliché really has run its course by this point.

Daymare: 1998 will be released on PC via Steam on September 17, with a planned launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime in the future.

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