The Haunted: Hell's Reach extends to PC in October

THQ's ValuSoft division brings third-person shooter and "Make Something Unreal" winner to retail this year; Xbox 360 and PS3 downloadable editions set for early 2012 launch.

Halloween has a habit of attracting some appropriately ghoulish game releases, and this year's All Hallows Eve is no exception. Gamers are already expecting horrific second helpings of Dead Rising 2, The House of the Dead: Overkill, and Infamous 2, and THQ today announced it will be offering its own first-run horror game with a second-run price tag.

Not pictured: Subsequent fountain of gore.

This October, THQ label ValuSoft will launch the third-person survival horror PC game The Haunted: Hell's Reach at retailers nationwide at a $20 price point. Downloadable versions of the game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are expected to arrive in early 2012.

The 2010 grand prize winner of Epic Games' Make Something Unreal contest, The Haunted is a multiplayer-focused shooter built on Unreal Engine 3 and featuring 30 stages, more than 20 enemy types, upgradable melee and projectile weapons, and four distinct game modes. When asked by GameSpot about their inspirations for the project, game director Michael Hegemann and creative director Gerhard Weihrauch cited a range of horror media, from Stephen King's Dark Tower series of books to the games of Shinji Mikami (like Resident Evil 4, God Hand, and Vanquish) and comedy-horror classics like Evil Dead.

For more on The Haunted: Hell's Reach, check out GameSpot's first Q&A with the developers.

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IevildirkI
IevildirkI

Steam is selling this for 19.99 So even though there is a little bit about the game that looks sketch, it looks like solid smooth game-play and decent graphics especially at that price.

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

zombies and guns where do i sign up lol : )

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is a great-looking game for an indie effort. All those of you who complain about big-budget sequels year after year, stop complaining and

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@lipehique: as Cwagmire21 pointed out, its a cropped pic and actually in 3rd person if you open it. I thought it was a 1st person looking at the above pic. I made a quick assumption.

metaltorn
metaltorn

@Gamer-Geek how does a comedy not make a good and proper game?

randsome1
randsome1

Looks to be a lot of guns but doesn't look amzing. Gonna have to see the price b4 I make a purchase

marco1k1
marco1k1

Looks like an ok game however nothing really caught my attention and made me want to buy it.

Steakface
Steakface

Just not a fan of TPSs. No idea why they are so popular or how they even caught on in the first place.

lipehique
lipehique

@Gravity_Slave if hells break loose I guess you wouldnt have time to learn how to properly hold a gun like a gentleman =). fun game!

Gamer-Geek
Gamer-Geek

When a developer says they want to create a "comedy-horror classic" that usually means they're too lazy to make a game good and proper.

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

@Gravity_Slave I thought the same, but the thumbnail is cropped and if you click on it, it shows it much better and looks correct.

ezjohny
ezjohny

I think all "Game Developers" should integrate third person shooter in there FPS games for an option also Cross platform play for on line!

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

The way that gun is held in the pic just looks all wrong. it's held right handed and shoved all the way to the left of the screen. you can tell its an indy game.

KorialFox
KorialFox

it looks so dumb it might be actually awrrresome!

djpetitte
djpetitte

Idk, but for 20 bones Id say its worth a shot.

pretty_odddd
pretty_odddd

It's good as a mod for Unreal Tournament 3. It's even better as a full game. Look forward to it.

NeoEnigma
NeoEnigma

This game is a lot more fun than the trailer suggests (what a crappy trailer). Not sure I'd pay money unless I knew a LOT of people would play it. Single player is boring.

DeathMetalPizza
DeathMetalPizza

At first, I wasn't sure about this game, but with a $20 price tag, consider it bought.

Bu3ouf
Bu3ouf

Chill out on the blood brah.

dkdk999
dkdk999

damnit!!! I for some reason read this as "Halo reach extends to pc in october" when I first saw it.

DJ_Headshot
DJ_Headshot

Good News The Haunted was a fantastic mod for ut3 looked great and most importantly was fun to play glad it got made into a full retail game. This was the game re5 should have been none of this stop and aim crap. Only flaws where a the very small community so only got to play one versus match and the lack of content means it got repetitive but looks like they got that taken care of with 30 maps and 20 enemy types and being retail expect alot more people to be playing. Looking forward to getting this when it comes.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

It was fun when I played it in 2010, I don't mind supporting indie groups.

zinoalex
zinoalex

I hope this is as good as Kiling Floor was earlier this year. The price is nice!