Release Date Announced for ‘Last Year: The Nightmare’

by | Dec 5, 2018

A few weeks back, I managed to get hold of a closed beta key for the new asymmetrical horror game Last Year: The Nightmare, developed and published by Canadian studio Elastic Games. And the crazy madness will be available to play sooner then we expected, as a release date has just been announced. 

Set in a place called Forest Hills, a group of survivors find themselves trapped in the town, with savage killers nipping at their heels. Similar to Dead By Daylight and Friday the 13th: The Game, five players will be going against a single killer, in order to survive a series of challenges. In the beta, I got to to test out a single map, which was the high school gymnasium, where the survivors had to power up a hydraulic platform to reach the exit. It reminded me very much of Left for Dead, just without all those zombies. 

The survivors can build weapon and tools to aid them and  each character has their own set of special builds. The killer has the ability to move fast around the map in a predator mode, which basically give them a free roaming camera to move around and spy on the survivors. The killer can then despawn and respawn outside the survivors’ line of sight. Despite their only being one killer, the game managed to be very exciting and filled with jumps, as the villain popped up all over the place, constantly hindering your progress. 

Here is the description straight from the games website.  

Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.

Putting the emphasis on team-based strategy and objectives, Last Year: The Nightmare is a 6-player online action game in which five players work together and attempt to escape while fighting back deadly killers controlled by the sixth. Each of the five players pick a survivor and a class, while their rival has three different enemies to choose from, each with a unique style of play, signature weapon and gruesome tactic.

Move around the map, completely invisible, and meticulously plan your attacks. While the killer won’t be able to attack in Predator mode, they can set traps, stalk and plan a vicious ambush or simply toy with their prey. Nowhere is safe.

The development team announced that the game will get a full release on PC on December 18th, with console releases coming in 2019. Last Year: The Nightmare will be a Discord Store exclusive title. If you a big fan of the horror games, and enjoyed Dead By Daylight and Friday the 13th: The Game, you should check it out when it releases. 

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