Hey there, Xbox fans! We are a mom-and-pop indie studio from Toronto, Canada, and we’ve been making spooky, story-rich and thoughtful games for a decade now. Our newest title, Worse Than Death, launches today and is our first foray into the Xbox family.
Worse Than Death is an action-adventure horror game about a high school reunion that goes horribly wrong. It combines brain-tickling puzzles with tense, side-scrolling exploration and stealth. As the game’s main character, Holly, you must find your best friend Flynn, escape dangerous monsters that you can’t quite see, and uncover the terrible secrets of your home town.
It’s all designed to play super-smooth and freak you out. So if this is the first time you’ve heard of the game, here are five solid tips to make sure you and Holly make it out alive:
1) Be a good listener
At the beginning of the game, Holly will — begrudgingly — speak with some of her former classmates at her high school reunion. These moments kick off some important plot points — many of which will be key for you achievement-seekers who want to uncover every secret the game has tucked away.
2) Mind your surroundings
You may not be face-to-face with a creepy, wailing something that is roaming the halls just yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention — a well-placed hiding spot that you come across (like a locker to squeeze into, or a desk you can crawl under) might just save your life in the next few moments. Look for the action prompts that let you know you can hide somewhere, in case you have to make a mad dash to safety!
3) Follow your heart
As Holly encounters the unseen horrors that have infested her home town, she’ll let you know all sorts of useful information — when a monster is near, the room will get cold, and she’ll become apprehensive. The closer the monster is, the faster her heart will beat. The game’s main UI element — the “panic bar” — at the bottom of your screen will become increasingly crimson and thump in time with Holly’s heartbeat, alerting you to immediate danger. You’ll even feel Holly’s heart beat through your controller!
4) Don’t worry if you forget something
Did you just return to the game after taking a break? Not entirely sure what you should do? Pausing the game with the Menu Button will also bring up Holly’s thoughts — which will usually include a reminder of what you were just doing as a little hint. Worse Than Death is designed to keep you moving, and this tiny nudge can help put you right back on track.
5) Play in the dark
Though it’s got humor and some real heartfelt moments, Worse Than Death is, of course, a horror game! So turn off the lights, turn up the sound, and don’t worry — we won’t tell anyone if you get scared.
We hope this helps you enjoy our newest indie title, and we hope you enjoy hunting down those achievements and surviving Holly’s story. See you at the reunion!
Update for Capcom Fighting Collection with More Features Available Now
Capcom Fighting Collection launched back in June and brought 10 classic fighting game titles to the modern era. We’ve heard your feedback regarding the collection and are publishing an update featuring a slew of changes to Capcom Fighting Collection!
As a quick recap, Capcom Fighting Collection contains all five games in the Darkstalkers series, Red Earth, Cyberbots, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, and Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix. Some of the major features at launch were the ability to play online for all games, Training Mode for nine of the games, the ability to quick save, display filters, an expansive museum featuring over 500 pieces of art, and much more.
Now that we’re all caught up, let’s go over a few highlights of this update that the trailer showcased above.
Color Blind Accessibility Option (Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo)
Due to community feedback, there are now new gem options you can select to more easily tell which gems are on screen. We hope this new accessibility option can help more people play Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
For players who want to understand these classic fighting games in more detail, this feature will allow them to be more precise with their training. (Note: This feature isn’t available for Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.)
New Smooth Filter
A new filter will be added that smooths out the pixels and results in a more modern look for each of the games in the collection. Try it out when the update drops!
Dark Force in Training Mode (Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Vampire Savior 2, Vampire Hunter 2)
Dark Force is a mechanic in the Darkstalkers games that highlights each character’s uniqueness. Examples include Morrigan’s Darkness Illusion or Felicia’s Kitty Helper. With this update, players can now access Dark Force in Training Mode without any time limit.
Online Opponents Latency Now Viewable
Searching for the perfect match with the best connection? You can now view a potential opponent’s latency to see if the match will be smooth.
Online Play Input Delay Setting
To further improve the quality of your matches, there is now a setting to adjust input delay before a match begins.
Here are a few patch notes for this update that will improve your overall experience with Capcom Fighting Collection, whether that is through more gameplay options, accessibility, or quality of life improvements.
- Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix – In Training Mode, you can select the gem levels
- Red Earth – Can now select bonus stages
- Red Earth – Additional Training Mode options for player level
- Ability to cancel when players are waiting to be matched up
- Players who don’t decide to rematch will immediately cancel
- Improved clarity on photosensitivity options
- Parameters for matchmaking are adjusted. Settings are now more flexible and matchmaking is easier
- Number of rematches can now reach 10
- Players can shuffle images within the Museum
- Various text and graphical updates
As you can see, the team has worked hard to update Capcom Fighting Collection, so we hope you enjoy it! This update is now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Capcom Fighting Collection
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Ten of Capcom’s most popular arcade games in one epic collection!
A wide variety of titles are included from iconic series such as Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, Cyberbots, and the first home console port of Red Earth! And of course, all titles support online play! This is the perfect collection for both arcade veterans who remember the titles, and those who want to get into them for the first time!
■ Fully-featured online modes
Players can aim to top the global leaderboards in ranked matches, or create a lobby with friends for casual games or just spectate some exciting matches.
Supported with a robust Rollback netcode which offers a stable and smooth online experience.
■ First-timers welcome
Beginner-friendly features such as training mode and one-button special move control options are included. You can also save and load any time for a quick do-over!
■ Additional content: The Museum
This archive features more than 500 illustrations and development materials across the 10 included titles. It also includes concept art that has never been shown to the public before, and behind-the-scenes materials that give a glimpse into the development process. Not only that, you can listen to over 400 music tracks recorded from the arcade versions of each title.
Included game titles (Japanese and English versions selectable for most titles *1)
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
(*1 Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire are Japanese versions only)
Early purchasers will get the following bonus content. Enjoy additional original content created by some great artists!
Museum Bonus Content
Each will be downloaded to the in-game “Museum”.
5 exclusive new illustrations by:
18 remixed music tracks by:
CAP-JAMS (8 tracks)
Knxwledge (6 tracks)
Mndsgn (1 track)
KEIZOmachine! (1 track)
Olive Oil (1 track)
Matt Cab (1 track)
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium: Three Wonders
As a bonus title, get Three Wonders for the second Capcom Arcade Stadium title, featuring a recreated arcade full of authentic cabinets to play. Coming soon with a new lineup of masterpieces!
*It is required to download “Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium” (free download) in order to access Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium: Three Wonders.
*Players can get this bonus content if they purchase before September 30, 2022 23:59 PT.
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium rated TEEN with Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence / In-Game Purchases
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