Survival Horror Becomes Shlock Sidescroller
Obscure, the lesser-known survival horror franchise from Hydravision, will be receiving the modern reboot treatment courtesy of Mighty Rocket Studio. This homage to crappy teen horror films is apparently packed with "caustic humour," and plans to offer players plenty of old-school 2.5D brawling action instead of chilling exploration.
So, it's an entirely different game then. Details and trailer after the break.
Playable alone and in cooperative mode (local & online), Obscure casts us as one of four unlikely student heroes; each of whom boasts unique skills and abilities that develop throughout the adventure. Geared toward action and all-out brawling, Obscure's combat emphasises combo-driven combat set in the "huge, non-linear levels" of Leafmore High School. Stages will be replayable, which should allow us to grind if necessary.
According to the press release, Obscure "embraces its origins and incorporates many familiar elements of the survival-horror genre; sparse ammunition, limited supplies of health kits, and the oppressive feeling of constant danger," though there's little evidence of that in the trailer.
Obscure is slated for a "Spring 2013" release on PC, PSN and XBLA. We'll bring you more as we hear it.