In the world of survival horror games, two names often stand out as the most influential in the genre, Resident Evil and Silent Hill. While the former is still running, with Resident Evil 7 breaking sales records recently, the latter has since declined, although there are rumors that a new SH game is in the works. Whatever the status of these franchises, their influences still make their way through the development world as studios continue to take cues from one or both games. And now, a new game is being built that leans towards these two giants of terror.
Called Wronged Us, this new game is not only inspired by characters like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, but it will also be influenced by Dark Souls. What this could mean for the game in terms of how it is played or its mechanics is a guess, as almost nothing is known about the story. However, the developer has posted a very short and somewhat disturbing clip on YouTube.
The teaser is less than 20 seconds long and simply shows a man approaching a hill, on top of which there is a couple holding hands, both of them missing their heads. In the final moment of the clip, one of the headless beings begins to approach the man at the bottom, and then ends. There is no mention of when the game will launch, except that it is scheduled for 2022. There is also no mention of which platforms the game will likely be on, suggesting that project development is in the early stages. What is known about Wronged Us so far is that it will be made on Unreal Engine 5, which is probably the most popular game development software in the industry and is used to make a variety of AAA and indie titles.
It's not too unusual for horror games to be influenced by some of the franchise's most beloved genres, given the impact they've had. Post Trauma is another indie game that takes its inspiration from Silent Hill and other classic horror titles. However, Wronged Us following the signs from Dark Souls adds a bit more intrusion. Whether it will be inspired by the series' difficulty or the combat mechanics is impossible to say, but time will undoubtedly reveal that.
The world of video games is in a kind of golden age of terror. Since some of the best horror games are more psychological, while others are more prone to "jumping scares", it will be interesting to see where Wronged Us will sit and how it will be paired with some of the most praised indie horror games out there. seen dating lately.