Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cult County Bringing First Person Survival Horror To Wii U!

Renegade Kid has just announced that they are moving Cult County from the 3DS to the Wii U (in addition to other consoles). This move is exciting and means that the Wii U is going to be getting a true first person survival horror game from the makers of the amazing Dementium series. An interesting piece of history is that Cult County was created due to Renegade Kid loosing their rights to produce a Dementium 3. The game is now being developed in Unity which will allow for a massive boost in visuals and overall atmosphere (a major plus in Survival Horror).

Much like Moon Chronicles, Cult County will take place over the course of a "season" which will be broken into 5 episodes that will be released over the course of its first year. In order to meet their ambitious goal, Renegade Kid has launched a Kickstarter in order to fund the games development to the tune of $580,000 (a pretty reasonable budget for a game of this type). For those concerned that the game won't be developed if the goal is not met, worry not because Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has confirmed that the game will be completed either way but will progress much slower due to the financial strain without the Kickstarter funds.

In the game, you play as Gavin Mellick who is travelling to a small Texas town to deliver the news to your sister that your mother has fallen deathly ill. Unable to contact her via phone, you arrive in town which has been consumed by a savage dust storm. Upon reaching her home, you find that she is not home and proceed to explore the town and question the locals who speak of a cultish group and the suicide of Father Pearce. Needless to say, this set up lends itself to a wide variety of horror possibilities.

The game has been described as The Walking Dead meets Silent Hill which is sure to excite fans and gives a sense of what to expect from the episodic structure. It has also been confirmed that the game will have the option of Wii Remote FPS aiming like other FPS titles which will likely help the Wii U version stand out as the best version of the game. I recommend reading the recent Nintendo Life interview with Jools Watsham which gives a lot of more insight into the full game and the decision to move it from 3DS to Console. Enjoy and please support Renegade Kid!

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