Italy’s Invader Studios has finally announced their follow-up to the game that was a Resident Evil 2 remake before Capcom had a Resident Evil 2 remake; with their new title, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle. Sandcastle will serve as a prequel to Daymare: 1998, telling the story of what led to the events of the first game, with a completely new protagonist, setting, weapons, and inventory system, among many other features.
Aside from continuing to pile on references from the Resident Evil series like its predecessor, Sandcastle also looks to be bringing in some new references for the main mechanics, namely some heavy homage to the sci-fi horror of Dead Space. From the aesthetics of the new body armor and equipment to the monsters, setting, as well as the new scanning and dismemberment systems, it looks like we may be seeing something akin to a spiritual successor to EA’s extinguished franchise.
Last year we had a chance to chat with the folks at Invader Studios about how things had been going after the console releases of Daymare 1998 and what was in store for the future. It’s nice to finally get to see the fruits of their labor.
We’re excited to see where they can take this franchise and how they can improve and expand on all the things Daymare: 1998 did right, and we shouldn’t have to wait too long. They’ve slated the game for an early 2022 release on the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms, so we may have the game in our hands in as little as 7 or 8 months.
Stay tuned for more updates about the game, and check out the Offical Announcement Trailer below and get an idea of what we’ll be dealing with early next year when the game launches. PC players can wishlist the game on Steam right now to keep it on your radar until the official release.