Sony has confirmed that their long-awaited horror game exclusive, Until Dawn is finally nearing release. The PlayStation 4 game will come to North America on August 25th of this year, following the next day on August 26th in Europe and Australia, rounding off with the U.K. and Ireland on August 28th.
Until Dawn has been a long time coming. The game was initially revealed in 2012, where it was planned for PlayStation 3, and was meant to be controlled with PlayStation Move. Now making the jump to PlayStation 4, Until Dawn has seen some extensive re-tooling by developer, Supermassive Games, who previously worked with Sony to make Killzone HD and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. Now appearing to ditch PlayStation Move, the game is instead able to be controlled with the PlayStation 4’s standard Dual Shock 4 controller, and is a choice-driven horror game that continually re-invents itself, depending on players’ choices, similar to Telltale’s highly regarded adventure games.
Until Dawn also boasts a Hollywood cast to help take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s incredibly powerful graphics technology. Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) stars as lead character, Sam, opposite Rami Malek (Night at the Museum) as Josh, a pair of young adults who end up menaced by a mysterious killer with their friends, in true slasher fashion. Sony also confirmed with the announcement of the release date that Peter Stormare (Arrow), will also be joining the cast of Until Dawn.
Lastly, Sony confirmed that Until Dawn will have three editions released, namely a standard edition, an extended edition, and a steelbook edition. The steelbook edition will be limited by region, so check out the PlayStation Blog for the full list of which countries will be offering it. Finally, a pre-order incentive was also announced, with anyone that pre-orders Until Dawn getting access to an additional scene in the game.
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