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Halloween Trailer Blowout - News Roundup 31st October 2010

Jonathan Lester
Dead Nation, Dead Space 2, EA, F.E.A.R. 3, Games news, Shadows Of The Damned
Dead Space 2

To celebrate this year's ghoulish non-holiday, here's a selection of terrifying trailers, fiendish films,  morbid movies and... well, alliteration. Loads of alliteration. Naturally there'll also be some punditry along the way.

Shadows Of The Damned Teaser

Short, sweet and scary. Legendary developers Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami (who recently defected to the West) are collaborating on a furious fusion of punk rock and brutal action. The two creatives have been firm friends since Killer7, and this title is set to be nothing short of... insane. Expect a late 2011 release date.

Will true love win out over the forces of hell? Could EA have released a shorter teaser? Either way, it's a revealing glimpse into the artistic direction that two colliding egos are going to create.

F.3.A.R. T.R.A.1.L.3.R

Enough of this foolishness. FEAR 3 is shaping up to be a unique and impressive cooperative shooter, and I had an absolute blast with it at Gamescom. Warner Bros rarely miss a trick, so they've deployed a new Halloween trailer to try and convince us that they can give the franchise some much-needed scare factor without Monolith on board.

I'll let you judge whether or not they've succeeded.

Dead Space 2

Wait... what the hell are you doing, Isaac? Ah. Sorry. Just my dirty mind.

EA have released a slick live-action trailer to reveal a brand new enemy: The horrifying Cucurbita. Why not check out our hands-on preview for more details?

Dead Nation Upgrades

We all love zombies. We all love shooters. And more importantly, we all love upgradeable weapon systems. Dead Nation for PS3 is set to deliver all three along with some slick graphics and accessible gameplay. I hope that it will avoid the myriad grindy problems that its spiritual twinstick predecessor Zombie Apocalypse managed to run into last year.

And Finally... Big Head Evil Dead!

Wow. I'm not convinced that this upcoming iPhone game actually understands the film at all, but I'm willing to give it half a chance. I personally think that the graphics suit Army of Darkness better, mind.

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