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:
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.
For me, scary games need to be rancid, uncomfortable experiences that infect your dreams with sinister snatches of piano, bestial shrieks, and schlocky, slimy noises. Like all your favourite worst nightmares, they should involve trudging through an impenetrable gloom accompanied by an ever-present heartbeat thump, and never quite make sense. The fact that Dementium manages to capture all of this on a humble DS is nothing short of remarkable.
Released to largely warm acclaim in the US millions of years ago by then-newly established publishing upstart Gamecock, it was lauded for its seamless blend of Silent Hill-esque surreality with the raw, unsubtle first-person combat that made us hug Doom like a perplexed therapist.
In true horror gaming style, weirdness abounds; you find yourself waking up in a stinking, derelict hospital without too much of an idea of who you are, or why you're there. The initial similarities to Silent Hill are striking - the dreamlike ambience, the perma-darkness, the exact same mapping system, the lurching, writhing, otherworldly creatures of death, and the 'riddle-me-this' puzzles (which inevitably produce a key to get you beyond those tempting locked doors). The abandoned medical ward even appears to employ the same contract cleaners; Renegade Kid wears its influences proudly, but you'll forgive the more obvious riffs because of the skilful way they're applied.
SouthPeak has announced that creepy DS game Dementium: The Ward will be out on 17th April.
Dementium: The Ward developer Renegade Kid has halted work on a Dracula-themed game called Son of the Dragon.
Renegade Kid owner Jools Watsham reckons the DS is as suitable as any platform for a survival-horror game.
The fantastically named Gamecock has unveiled a new survival-horror first-person shooter for DS.