Lone Survivor Coming to PS Vita and PS3

Fans of independent and horror games will love this; Jasper Byrne (Superflat Games) recently announced on his blog that his survival horror hit Lone Survivor is finally coming to both PS Vita and PS3. The PlayStation ports will be programmed by Curve Studios based in London.

If you don’t know Curve Studios, they’re the developers responsible for Fluidity (a 2D puzzle game for WiiWare) and Explodemon (a fun 2.5D sidescroller/platformer for PS3 and PC). Both games have received mostly favorable reviews with Fluidity scoring an incredibly high 86% on Metacritic.

If you follow Jasper Byrne’s blog and Twitter, you’ll see that even though he makes his games to play on PC’s, he’s actually more of a console gamer first and foremost; especially on his PS3.

But wait, perhaps you’ve never heard of Lone Survivor? Hit the jump to learn more about the game.

Lone Survivor is an retro-styled survival horror game originally developed for the PC. It casts players as a lone survivor (unmistakable because of his iconic surgical mask) of an unknown epidemic that decimated a large number of the population. He’s run out of supplies and has boarded himself up in a decrepit apartment complex.

Gameplay mostly requires players to avoid/hide from the shambling mutants; these guys are aggressive and extremely dangerous and can kill the player with one hit. Later on, players will be able to pick a firearm and ammunition, but it’s still better to either run away or hide from these shambling death dealers. The player will be able to use items like rotting meat to lure mutants away from himself as he sneaks away or hides in the darker corners of each location.

And since the player is running out of food and is low on sleep, he begins to converse with inanimate objects, sees and hears things that aren’t there, and questions his own reality. His fragile mental state begins to unravel throughout the course of the adventure.

Click here for an in-depth preview of Lone Survivor for the PC.

There’s no release date announced for the PS Vita and PS3 version of Lone Survivor as of this writing. Rest assured that we’ll keep you guys updated once we find out!


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

Posted on November 19, 2012, in Gaming News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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