Many may not know or may have forgotten about the acquisition of Arkane Studios by Zenimax last year. Today they’re here with Dishonored a FPA (First Person Action) game already in development on the 360, PS3 and PC of course.
What do we know so far? Not much, Raphael Colantonio the lead design man for Arx Fatalis and Harvey Smith from Deus Ex are on board but the rest is being held for Game Informer who seems to have a full exclusivity agreement as the Dishonored website links to GI. At this point I usually refer you to their website but I’ll just paraphrase the important parts from the cover article topic.
The GI crew got a hands on with the game, the design itself leads to freedom of choice, a game about an assassin that doesn’t have to do it. About having the ability to use stealth and infiltration techniques using the most brutal methods just because you can. Placing full control on the choice of the user instead of forcing the hand of the player. In a sense it’s what many FPS games like the original Deus Ex tried to create for players. A sense of control or choice with every single action.
Source: Bethesda | Game Informer
When horror inspired sidewalks aren’t enough, it’s time to call in the Zombie himself. The 2010 event gets new life with House of 1000 Corpses in 3D ZombieVision for those who attend, for those looking to get fright on the go, Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen will also be available on the map.
New mazes and traps await those who join the festivities this year, the Halloween Horror Nights Film Competition will show off the winning entries to the masses. For those unsure about attending, the rest of the park will remain active to provide alternative thrills if shock and horror are too much at times.
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We’re coming up on the Fall in just a few months, with limited time available Universal Studios and Rob Zombie are taking submissions for Halloween Horror Nights 2010. Offering short films of the year a chance to be judged and shown on Chiller TV, Syfy.com and a feature at Halloween Horror Nights with $1000 cash prize and tickets for two.
Entries start today through August 14, with limits ranging from 90 seconds to three minutes it should raise quite a challenge for directors to deliver that horror punch in such a short span. Announced criteria will include storytelling, skill, originality and the degree of scare (no pressure everyone). The top 10 will also take a spot on the Halloween Horror Nights website from September 3 – 17 for public voting after Universal and Rob Zombie have fielded out their best picks.
As details are non-existent on the official site I’ll throw down the entry information as well.
Halloween Horror Nights-Rob Zombie Film Competition
100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511
Universal City, CA 91608
Official Halloween Horror Nights website
Good luck to all who enter, let us know if you make it into the final 10!