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Phasmophobia Tournament, Ghostbusters Details, Gamescom 2022 Reveals, & More!

Mark LoProto
Mark LoProto
Is summer over yet?
It’s been a long one, and we just can’t wait for the Pumpkin spice and falling leaves to. Why? Well, outside of the eminence of Halloween over any other season of the year, October is shaping up to be an exciting and busy month!
We’ll go into what’s happening later on in the Chronicle, but for now, we just want to thank everyone that participated in our Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed giveaway, The winner has been announced and we’ve already cooked up some ideas for future chances to win.
Now, let’s get down to the meat of what happened in August!

'Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed' Details & Stream
In case you missed it, IllFonic sat with fans on a brief live stream to showcase a bit more of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. Lead designer Jordan Mathewson and community manager Aron C. jumped into the firehouse and sped off in the Ecto to a haunted museum to explore some of the features rounding out Spirits Unleashed.
While some secrets were held close to the dev team by the stream’s end, viewers got a glimpse of some of the game mechanics. We received a thorough overview of the PKE meter and its ghost and rift-finding functions, the ghost rifts that captured spirits will respawn from, destructible environments, and a bit more. 
You can catch some clips over at IllFonic’s official Twitch page or watch the full hour-long stream to see an entire match in action. We still have no details about what’s included in the collector’s edition, though IllFonic promised information was on its way.
In the days leading up to the stream, Amazon leaked an October 18 release date (which IllFonic and the official Ghostbusters Twitter confirmed). The physical release comes with:
  • Early access to Slimer
  • Ghostbusters gear and gadgets
  • Cosmetic items
There is also a Collector’s Edition available for pre-order, but what’s included in the $69.99 price tag remains a mystery!
Pre-order @GhostbustersSU today! Pre-ordering gets you Advance Access to Slimer, Ghostbusters gear and gadgets, and some clothing cosmetics.
'Dead Island 2' is Back from the Dead!
Like a good zombie, you can’t keep Dead Island 2 down. We’ve been waiting for concrete information since rumors of Dead Island 2 started to circulate in 2011 shortly after the original’s release, and Deep Silver has finally delivered with an official gameplay reveal and a February 3, 2023, release date.
Set in an open-world California, players once again find themselves amidst the chaos of a zombie outbreak. The new gameplay at least looks like a game that’s been in development for a long time. There’s no doubt it’s a great-looking game that’s sure to deliver a ton of gore, but that’s only a fraction of what Dead Island 2 is sure to deliver. 
Dead Island 2 - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games
Dead Island 2 - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games
The trailer showcases a world brimming with unique characters, including one of the six playable characters. Though not explored yet, we can expect each character to come with unique abilities to help navigate through the zombie horde.
As much as everyone is always wary of games that get lost in development hell, Dead Island 2 at least looks like like it warrants a longer development time. The details in just the physical combat alone are both brutal and seemingly complex. Only time will tell, of course, if the follow-up to the Banoi outbreak is worth the wait. 
Frankly, I’m excited, as much as I get burnt out on zombie games, and wasn’t incredibly thrilled with Dying Light 2. Dead Island was always more my pacing.
Haunted Pixel's 'Phasmophobia' Tournament
I briefly announced that I was working on a Phasmophobia tournament, and I think it’s time to start dishing out some details! The tournament will be held virtually on Friday, October 28, and will be four rounds.
The first three rounds:
  • 3 Players + 1 Haunted Pixel Representative (only to run the server)
  • Elimination-style tournament
  • Last Hunter standing wins
  • Determining ghost type is optional
  • Nightmare Mode only
  • No large maps
  • Consolation prizes for most evidence gathered/ghost photo taken/challenges completed
The fourth round:
  • 3 previous winners + 1 Haunted Pixel Representative (only to run the server)
  • Players vie for most points
  • Nightmare Mode only
  • Large map only
  • Points awarded for evidence gathered/ghost photo/challenges completed
  • Most points wins
We will be providing more details as the date gets closer! However, we do want to hear your thoughts. Is this a format you’re interested in seeing? We’d love to hear from you in this very quick survey.
Haunted Pixels Most Haunted Update
We are still accepting brief videos stating what the most haunted location in your city or state is! These will be compiled into a neat video as part of Haunted Pixel’s Halloween celebrations.
Each video can be upwards of 45 seconds long, and you don’t have to get into a ton of detail. We just want to hear what horrifying tales are being shared around the world!
We’ve already received a few, but we would definitely love to see quite a few more! You can email your video to As a disclosure, the compilation will be shared on our social media platforms and website and in our newsletter!
Gamescom 2022 Horror Reveals
Gamescom 2022 kicked off on August 23 and we were not expecting the showcase of horror titles that we received. As we mentioned above, Dead Island 2 had its moment in the spotlight, but so much more came down the pipeline during the show.
In case you missed out, these were all the horror announcements, showcases, and reveals from Gamescom.
A Look at The Outlast Trials
The Outlast Trials Closed Beta Trailer | gamescom ONL 2022
The Outlast Trials Closed Beta Trailer | gamescom ONL 2022
More The Callisto Protocol Gameplay 
Callisto Protocol - New Gameplay Reveal Captured on Next Gen Hardware
Callisto Protocol - New Gameplay Reveal Captured on Next Gen Hardware
Remorse: The List Slated for October Release
Remorse: The List - Greenlight Trailer
Remorse: The List - Greenlight Trailer
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Revealed as PvP Multiplayer Game
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game – Official Reveal Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game – Official Reveal Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games
A Deeper Look at Layers of Fears
Layers of Fears Official Reveal Trailer 2022 | Summer Game Fest
Layers of Fears Official Reveal Trailer 2022 | Summer Game Fest
Techland Showcases Dying Light 2: Bloody Ties
Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Bloody Ties Announcement Trailer
Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Bloody Ties Announcement Trailer
Alone in the Dark Remake Announced
Alone in the Dark | Announcement Trailer
Alone in the Dark | Announcement Trailer
What We’re Playing
August’s Biggest Horror News Headlines
Evil Dead (2013) Alumn David and Mia Allen to Join Evil Dead the Game
The Plaguebringer from Army of Darkness Joning Evil Dead the Game
New Glimpse at The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Showcases Unique Gameplay
Sons of the Forest Pushed to 2023
Latest Dark Picutres Anthology Release The Devil in Me Slated for November 18
Horror-Filled Evil West Pushed to November
‘Project W’ Resident Evil / Dead by Daylight Crossover Release’
Supernatural Takes on the West in Hard West 2
Back 4 Blood DLC ‘Children of the Worm’ Adds Deranged Cult
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