Rise of Nightmares ‘red band’ trailer is a bloody mess

In a gushing discharge of death, the new Rise of Nightmares trailer shows off the game's first-person, Kinect-driven gameplay as (mostly) undead bodies are ripped, rent and skewered from one end of the screen to the other. While watching, try to imagine how the motion controls figure into all of this as the violence reaches comical heights. Take a look and see for yourself:

That sure beats fishing or petting a virtual pet tiger. Obviously, the Dixieland tune accompanying the carnage is a clue that the developers are a bit tongue-in-cheek about bone-splintering wounds and screens splattered with blood — but just in case you still find it offensive, quit being so serious and pause at the 47-second mark to get a good look at a man attached to a chihuahua body. Scientifically, that's just funny.

Rise of Nightmares looks like it could be a great guilty pleasure, and we can't wait to see more when it comes out on Sept. 6.

Aug 4, 2011


  • Xifihas - August 5, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    It could be the only game worth getting Kinect for only it couldn't be. I think I'll just get Dead Island thank you very much.
  • MightyMorphinPoltergeist - August 5, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    People bitching about how a controller would better than Kinect in 4. 3. 2..... Sigh, yes those games exist but can people really not open their mind to trying something new. If I want Silent Hill or Resident Evil I can get that, in many many iterations now. While I am looking forward to this, I also see the possibility of shovelware. I look forward to a review on how it plays. This, Child of Eden and Gunstringer could show people that Kinect can be more serious beyond the party games and children's stuff. If they can pull it off, I applaud Msoft and the 3rd party developers for using the tech in new ways for multiple audiences.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - August 4, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    You can gore it up all you want but it'll most likely control like ass. Hokey gimmicks and fancy technology are no match for a controller at your side kid.
  • bebl09 - August 4, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    While this is different from most Kinect games (ie it's not made for 5 year olds and middle aged women) I wouldn't exactly say it looks 'hardcore', as many proponents of Kinect have touted it in the past, as it was one of their only hopes to prove that Kinect wasn't an even worse version of the Wii. I'm not saying it won't be fun, but it doesn't seem like a 'hardcore' horror game like Silent Hill or (old) Resident Evil, which is what people seemed to think it might be originally. What's the bet that that's what it was originally meant to be but they realised they couldn't do it with Kinect?

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