Major manufacturer who participated in the rise of video games and home consoles, Atari still exists today thanks to its old licenses. And he will soon launch Haunted House, a modernized version of a stealth horror game originally released in 1982 on the Atari 2600.
Unveiled last July, the remake received a new trailer this week, revealing its release date. Haunted House is expected on October 12, 2023 on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. Yes, next month, like a bunch of other games, we will see if it will manage to stand out from the crowd. The developers make the presentations:
Boasting an unexpected macabre charm, Haunted House draws inspiration from the classic while incorporating modern features, creating a unique isometric 2D horror experience where stealth and strategy take precedence over thrills.
In Haunted House, players take on the role of Lyn Graves, the niece of famous treasure hunter Zachary Graves. When Lyn learns of her uncle’s disappearance, she goes with her friends to his mansion to investigate. Very quickly, Lyn’s friends will disappear, forcing her to also have to go looking for them. To find Lyn’s uncle and friends, players will have to face moving walls, unpredictable enemies and all kinds of traps to put an end to the ghosts that have infested the mansion. If Lyn succumbs to an evil spirit, players will find themselves at the entrance to the haunted house and will be confronted with an entirely new floor layout and differently arranged enemies ensuring a unique experience with each attempt.
The main features of Haunted House :
- An adventure for all ages : behind the fanciful and cartoonish graphics hide the thrills and thrills of Haunted House! Flirting between the wacky and the scary, the game remains intended for everyone, thanks to its gameplay mainly based on stealth and its light combat sequences.
- Many characters to unlock : while exploring the haunted house, Lyn frees her imprisoned friends one by one who then become playable characters and can be used to explore the mansion in more depth. Each character has their own characteristics, offering a completely new experience depending on who players explore the mansion with!
- Many Easter Eggs from Atari: The game is filled with collectibles and easter eggs based on the original Haunted House game, as well as other classics from Atari’s golden age. Players will be able to search for them and collect them to obtain rewards!
- Did we say “stealth”? : With the number of fights having been reduced, players will need to focus on stealth and solving puzzles while using the arsenal of traps and items at their disposal.
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