Dementium developer Renegade Kid is remaking its first-person survival-horror series for the 3DS eShop.
UPDATE 17/09/2014 5.19am: Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham offered Eurogamer the following statement in regards to Dementium's future:
It's a big day for Renegade Kid with both its first-person horror/action game Dementium 2 and its retro platformer Mutant Mudds receiving enhanced ports to new platforms.
Mutant Mudds and Dementium developer Renegade Kid is making a first-person shooter for the Nintendo eShop.
Mutant Mudds and Dementium developer Jools Watsham has expressed his concern over potential Nintendo 3DS piracy after a hacker claimed full control over the system.
Bomb Monkey, the latest offering by Mutant Mudds and Dementium: The Ward developer Renegade Kid, arrives on the 3DS eShop in North America on 28th June for $5.
It's been a long time since the Cerberus jumped through the window, but ever since the popularisation of the survival horror genre some 14 years ago, I can honestly say that only a few games have ever made me feel genuine unease. But although my top unsettling moments include the psychological rollercoaster of James Sunderland and fumbling with the Camera Obscura while being chased by an eerie procession of poltergeists, in terms of handheld horror, there isn't a single DS title I'd refuse to play in the dark.
One that did come close, however, was Dementium: The Ward, which saw the demented William Redmoor dealing with his internal demons while undergoing brain surgery. The game played out from a first-person perspective in a similar style to Metroid Prime Hunters, as well as sporting some impressive 3D visuals which, although lacking the same psychological chills of Silent Hill, still managed to keep the horror factor a few notches above tepid.
But Dementium was still marred by frustrating design, like the lack of a reasonable save system and the respawning of enemies in rooms you'd already cleared - despite the fact you often had to traipse back and forth to solve puzzles. Everything also became far too easy once you found the overpowered Buzz Saw, allowing you to stampede through the limited cast of generic monsters. Nonetheless, this was an accomplished first attempt, and with Dementium II, Renegade Kid has addressed many of Dementium's shortcomings.
SouthPeak Games has smacked a 5th March UK release date on spooky DS game Dementium II.