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Did you experience the madness of Daymare: 1998? Italians Leonardo Interactive and Invader Studios will soon be back with more survival horror with the newly announced prequel, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle preparing to launch on PC and console.

Coming from the publishing team of Leonardo Interactive, with full developmental progress covered by the Invader Studios, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle will be launching in 2022 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC through Steam, giving players the chance to head to one of the most mysterious locations in the world.

The prequel to the critically acclaimed survival horror game Daymare:1998, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle will whisk us off to discover the truth about the terrifying events of Keen Sight, the small town tucked away in the endless woods of Idaho and location of Daymare: 1998.

Set in 1994 (obviously!), Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a third-person story-driven survival horror game in which we’ll step into the shoes of special agent Dalila Reyes, a former government spy who is now part of a unit called H.A.D.E.S. (Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search), preparing to to enter the most advanced experimental research center in the United States of America.

Anyone familiar with the previous Daymare will fully understand the need to be careful though, because in the darkness of the desolate, labyrinthine depths of the military research center there is something terrifying and lethal awaiting you!

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Sandcastle will let you lock and load with one of the most innovative and technologically advanced weapons of all time, just as you get to get up close to never-before-seen creatures as you make your way through a series of evocative locations and unlock the secrets they contain.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle promises to deliver a perfect blend of fierce and deadly enemies where hardcore action game mechanics, environmental puzzles, a chilling soundtrack, plenty of exploration and massive doses of concentrated horror are waiting for you. No place is safe, especially when you’re being hunted by your nightmares.

The key features of Daymare 1994: Sandcastle include:

  • New characters and big comebacks – Take part in the top secret “Sandcastle” mission as the game’s main protagonist, Special Agent H.A.D.E.S. Dalila Reyes, and reconstruct the past of some of Daymare: 1998’s most beloved characters.
  • Lethal and terrifying enemies – Fight, kill and dismember the enemies that stand between you and your mission. But beware; these enemies are frighteningly intelligent, aggressive and realistic in every detail.
  • Revamped interface – The D.I.D. is back, though in a completely redesigned way. Manage your inventory, ammo and health items directly from the new, intuitive game interface.
  • Eye to the Scanner – Thanks to the innovative device installed on Reyes’s arm, you can analyze portions of the environment and reveal new puzzles to solve, pick up secret documents and detect hidden items!
  • Environmental puzzles – The solution is often right in front of your eyes! Search for clues and overcome the environmental obstacles to obtain resources and collectibles.
  • Are you sure it’s dead? – Prepare to confront the toughest and most aggressive enemies you have ever seen. Even if you’re sure you’ve killed one, you’ll find out it can come back in a completely new form and be even deadlier than before!
  • Breathtaking graphics, sound effects and soundtrack – Thanks to the power of Unreal Engine 4, you will live the most terrifying of experiences!
  • Back to the 90s… again! – If you loved the nostalgia of Daymare: 1998, then Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle will feel like you’re living and playing an action horror/film from the 90s with familiar references and a frightfully authentic atmosphere with a retro flavor.
  • Freeze! – There will certainly be no shortage of guns, but be prepared to equip one of the most innovative and powerful weapons ever created: the Frost Grip! WARNING: it may contain liquid nitrogen.
  • Veteran or rookie – Choose the most appropriate game difficulty based on your ability in combat and your experience with survival horror games. Either way, it will be a serious challenge and not for the faint-hearted!

Will you be readying yourself to take in Daymare 1994: Sandcastle when it releases on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC through Steam (wishlist it if you like!) in 2022? Let us know in the comments below. And make sure you give the trailer a watch too.

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