It looks like Elastic Games was pushing things right up to the end to make sure they hit that Fall release for Last Year: The Nightmare via Discord on the PC. I say this as we now have a release date for the game and it falls just shy of the actual change from Fall to Winter as it is now December 18th for all of those who are looking for another one versus many styles of video games out there. This could be the right time for Last Year, though, as it could be working its way out into the wake of all of the others in the gameplay genre that has fallen flat or completely away too many other reasons. This is not the only good news for the game though…
On top of the release date for Last Year, it also seems that we have an update that it will be making the leap over to the console side of things at some point in 2019. None of them have been stated specifically as of yet, but I am going to venture that the Xbox One and PS4 will be the main ones they are aiming for. Given the art style of Last Year, it could also be playable on the Switch as it does not look like it will be a resource hog, but my money will be on the prior two being the way it all goes down. You can have a look at some new screenshots for the game to better understand what I am saying here. Not that it looks bad, but we are not running photo-realistic level visuals here and the less powerful console could keep up.
Elastic Games announced today that its asymmetric multiplayer action-survival game, Last Year: The Nightmare will be available through the Discord store on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. A distinguished voice cast was also revealed, unveiling the talent that breathes life to Last Year: The Nightmare. The game launches as part of the First on Discord program and will retail for 29.99 USD. Additionally, Elastic Games has disclosed that they are planning to release Last Year: The Nightmare for consoles, in 2019.
Last Year: The Nightmare is a 6-player online action game in which five players work together and attempt to escape while fighting back deadly killers controlled by the sixth. The survivors must complete various objectives in the environment to win, while the murderers lose if they are not successful in annihilating the enemy team. Last Year: The Nightmare has been developed as a service game that evolves over time, with regular content updates to keep the experience fresh. This gives the game unlimited replay value, as players will always have a reason to relive the nightmare.
Last Year: The Nightmare also brings together an all-star cast that crosses the full spectrum of AAA gaming. Gamers of all walks of life are sure to recognize the talented individuals behind the digital characters we have all come to love. The caliber of the voice work on display is sure to impress, drawing from a variety of genres and categories of games. Among the talent featured in the game are Melissa Hutchison (TellTale's The Walking Dead), Zeno Robinson (Metal Gear Survive), Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), Erica Lindbeck (Spider-Man), Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption 2), Elias Toufexis (Assassin's Creed Odyssey), Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV) and Jon Olson (World Of Warcraft).
Are you glad to see that Last Year: The Nightmare is going to be hitting inside of the original window for the game or did you think it was going to miss the mark? Do you see a need for these style of games still or will this one be the one that gets us all hooked in for some sweet 1v6 gameplay? Do you think it could make it over to the Switch at some point or will it stick to the main three platforms that we know will be able to handle it for certain? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Last Year: The Nightmare, be sure to keep checking in here. We will keep bringing you all that we can.