Get ready to go back into the past with Daymare: 1998 as it looks to take us back to the '90s in this survival horror title. Maybe you have heard of it or maybe you have not as of yet but it is the latest title from Invader Studios and they have just placed a new story trailer out there to show us where and what will be going on in the game. That is at least when it launches this Summer from All In! Games on the PC. It feels like a bit of a quick turnaround for Daymare: 1998 from announce to launch, but that seems to be the way things are going now. Not to have years of hype and build up. Maybe to cut down on the overhype and then letdown when games do not live up to what we think they should be. I am getting off topic again…
Anyways, here we go with a look at Daymare: 1998 where will be taking on the role of a H.A.D.E.S. operative sent out to check in on a routine security breach. Why that is a thing at this highly secretive organization kind of point to the reason things have progressed as they have. I mean, when you have routine security breaches it seems like you have a bigger problem besides the weird thing out there causing people to become bloodthirsty monsters. That is why it is good that we will be able to see Daymare: 1998 from the perspective of the various protagonists in the game. Sounds like there will be a lot of replay here which is always a welcome thing in today's games.
Daymare: 1998 — H.A.D.E.S. Story Teaser
H.A.D.E.S. (Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search) — The Hexacore company’s elite security force. It answers to the DoD (Department of Defense) directly and tackles the most delicate situations and incidents within the US. Agent Liev has been part of the team for seven years now, since he left Russia for better prospects. He took all he learned in the military with him, and his training from the elite Spetsnaz forces straight away secured him a well-paid job in H.A.D.E.S. Today, he is doing what he loves and is living the American dream; however, some say he merely demonstrates how for some people greed, ambition and personal status are more important than loyalty and patriotism.
But Liev knows better. He was the one who had to go through all the rough times back in the USSR and has fought tooth and nail to get where he is now. He doesn’t over-analyze, preferring instead to trust his well-trained instincts, which have kept him alive and well so far. And although these same instincts do not always tell him to keep his mouth shut, at least he’s known for his straightforwardness. And now, facing a mission that seems to be just a routine security breach, he already knows there’s a lot more to it.
Daymare: 1998 is a third-person survival horror game with hardcore survival mechanics and hard-to-kill enemies. It requires a strategic approach to combat and conundrums and offers a multi-character point of view on the story, revealing a deep and obscure lore.
The scene is set with a secret research facility, a deadly chemical weapon and a special security team tasked with investigating an incident which has the potential to become much more than just a routine security breach. Follow the steps of an elite soldier, a helicopter pilot, and a forest ranger as they play out their roles in an event that transforms one peaceful small town into a dead-zone and its citizens into bloodthirsty monsters. Take the creatures down first and then look for any clues and evidence that you can piece together to make sense of the chaos. Keep track of your itinerary, as resources will be scarce! Anything can happen when your daymares become real.
Fans of the iconic films and classical dark survival horror games of the ’90s will be thrilled, seeing how Daymare: 1998 recreates the atmosphere of the most beloved works from the end of the millennium and places a familiar yet fresh story in the middle of it. The plot unfolds through the eyes of various characters, putting players in the shoes of different personalities that will guide them through their theories and doubts about the situation. Thanks to backtracking, managing ammo, collecting lore items, solving environmental puzzles, and the overall level of difficulty, players can rewind a couple of decades back where, in their first real daymare, they will be chilled to the bone.
What thoughts do you have for Daymare: 1998 after seeing this new trailer and details out there? Do you see how it is going back to the '90s for it all or will that still be seen at a later point? Are you interested to see how the game and story will play out over the various other characters or would you rather have one protagonist to follow along with? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Daymare: 1998 as we head toward its release date, be sure to keep checking back in here. We will keep all the updates coming at you as fast as we can.