Sony unveils teen-horror-style game Until Dawn

Publisher debuts 2013 PS3-exclusive horror game that uses PlayStation Move; new projects Rain and Puppeteer also in development.

Today during Sony's Gamescom 2012 media briefing, the company announced Until Dawn, a new teen-horror-style game from Supermassive Games. The game makes use of Sony's PlayStation Move controller and will be available in 2013.

Can you survive until dawn?

In the game, players will take on the role of multiple characters and must fight to stay alive through a night fraught with danger. The PlayStation Move controller will be used in a "totally natural" way, according to Supermassive Games. The controller will act as a flashlight, illuminating pathways in the darkness.

Supermassive Games said it has been working with Hollywood writers and TV talent on the project for "a while now," though no names were mentioned. The classic teen-horror game aims to offer a "shocking" and "twisted" story.

In addition to Until Dawn, Sony announced games titled Rain and Puppeteer during its briefing today. Rain is a product of Sony's Japan Studio, and its story focuses on an invisible boy whose form is exposed by the world's ever-present rain. No release date or platform availability was announced for Rain, and that name is currently a working title.

Lastly, Puppeteer is a PlayStation 3 platformer that casts players as a boy-turned-puppet. He must traverse a magical theater in an effort to reclaim his soul and travel home again. Puppeteer is in development at Sony's Japan outfit, and more details are to arrive "soon."

GameSpot is on hand at Gamescom 2012 this week in Cologne, Germany. For more from the show, check out GameSpot's coverage of the event.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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coop36
coop36

The trailer looked OK but everyone knows the whole motion control thing rarely works.. plus it kindof made me think of a cheap knock-off of Alan Wake.

IamTheBesteva
IamTheBesteva

stopped reading midway through the 2nd sentence

servb0ts
servb0ts

the trailers wsn't that good to me. more cliche if anything.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

why is it considered a 'Teen horror game'' ??? 

Gamer-Geek
Gamer-Geek

YES, i've been waiting for this since completing the hugely enthralling and imaginative Obscure!

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

Great more "motion" gaming I really don't have any cares for. Toss in "Teen" style horror and I throw up in my mouth a lil.

The only kind of "Teen" horror style I like is when Jason puts his hockey mask on and hunts em down.

 

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

so they are gonna cast jennifer love hewitt for voice acting

SpookyJack
SpookyJack

Yeah, because everyone loved teens in Obscure.

samcrow77
samcrow77

teen horror style  so bad acting and boobs ?

DarthLod
DarthLod

Motion Sensing and Teen based = Vomit.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Well besides that Teen part(should of left it out of the article guys) it sounds really interesting.Ill give it a shot.

 

Killzone 3 and to an extent Sorcery were my last reasons to pull the move out.That said ill have fun using my rifle move attachment and looking around in the dark.The other two IPs really have my interest too.

 

Certainly sounds more fun than the Kinect which hasn't brought a single worthwhile IP to it.

Gomtor
Gomtor

The TEEN in the title makes it cheesy. Meh.

blackace
blackace

Meh. I'll wait for the demo and see if it's worth it. Sony really hasn't released a decent MOVE IP in awhile. People say Kinect is bad. I play my Kinect more then my Move.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

It seems I may finally have a reason to bring out my Move again, and if it turns out to be a solid survival horror then I will be very pleased as there are barely any horror games this gen.

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

reminds me of Obscure. Never played that game, though. Definitely checking this one out.

EPaul
EPaul

Three new Ips nice

AntiH3ro97
AntiH3ro97

These three games are why I am totally behind Sony, and not Microsoft or Nintendo.  They are the only ones who get actually get behind these more experimental games.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

What was the name of that game on the PSP where a bunch kids were dying inside a school? This sounds like that.

X-RS
X-RS

Meh....It's not that I want it to fail, but sure doen't sound that hot. Splatterhouse had a nice presentation imo for the first bit, but that game got old FAST. But I'd really like a gore game right now. Just saw some Brian Yuzna flicks (Re-animator!!!) as I've been on a horro binge, Mostly the older stuff. Only good thing this decade is Cabin in the Woods =/

SlothfulPunk
SlothfulPunk

Despite their rather low scores, I really enjoyed the two Obscure games. They kind of had that "teen horror" feel about them. This might be fun... but, Move? Ugh.

hadlee73
hadlee73

"Teen Horror"? Is that like those films where the teen protagonists are really dumb and you actually end up rooting for the thing that's killing them?

codeman101360
codeman101360

"Sony unveils teen horror-style game Until Dawn"

Oh, that sounds pretty neat, I guess I'll check it out!

 

"Publisher debuts 2013 PS3-exclusive horror game that uses PlayStation Move..."

... Yeah, I'll pass.

Roots_Of_Rhythm
Roots_Of_Rhythm

"teen"

 

Either this game is about teens or it's marketed for teens. Either way, PASS.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Alan Wake knock off. Look at the screenshot. If it wasn't for me reading this article I would've thought it was Alan Wake.

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

Sounds interesting, but I don't plan on buying move for it... Really I don't have anywhere I can even set it up X_x

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

Can't wait till 2013!

koospetoors
koospetoors

Well, my Move has been gathering dust so... hrmm...

TrueGB
TrueGB

Dang. Sounds cool, but that Move...

shadowkiller11
shadowkiller11

Sounds like the game that shown in the E3 move trailer a year or 2 ago.

maniac951
maniac951

YES!! Enough with the adults!

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

"The game makes use of Sony's PlayStation Move controller...."

 

Wow, killed my interest in the first paragraph.

tachsniper
tachsniper

hmmmm interesting, what the hell i'll give it a whirl.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

 @AntiH3ro97 It's not Sony that does experimental games, it's the Devs! Developers experiment with games all the time on all the consoles and the PC. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo all have Controller and Motion based games, so it is really up the the Devs themselves to create the game...

wooooode
wooooode

 @AntiH3ro97 Nintendo does alot of experimentations as well but if they released Rain or Pupeteer everyone would screem kiddy. I agree though I love the fact that Sony tries to encourage new creative IP's instead of saying copy this or that.

Fencie
Fencie

 @X-RS Ehhh, horror doesn't always equate to gore though. I mean, if that's your thing, then by all means. I'd rather have an actual horror game, than a gory game.

Scare me, don't disgust me.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

 @hadlee73 lol yeah when their just a pack of cliches waiting to become pin cushions.

kilo47
kilo47

 @Roots_Of_Rhythm  Yeah, the teen part ruined it for me too. That and when they mentioned Playstation Move. Seemed like a cool idea too.

Poodger
Poodger

 @Roots_Of_Rhythm My thoughts exactly upon reading the title of the article and the article itself.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

 @CyhortI82 Hey it's a chance for some serious IPs to finally make use of the Move.That is a good thing.

X-RS
X-RS

 @Ultra_Taco, @Fencie

 "teen horror" is what id say. I dunno why you think it needs to be all blair witch and "suspenseful".

There is no such thing as a "horror" game from my perspective. They all fail at giving me chills

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @Ultra_Taco Yes it is. It's just not played for scares. It's a horror-brawler like ALL the Splatterhouse games.