PlayStation Romania press release lists Siren for PS4
posted on 11.25.13 at 08:51 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New Siren listed among The Order, inFAMOUS, Helldivers, etc.

A new Siren is in development for PlayStation 4, according to a PlayStation Romania press release.

In announcing a January 29 release date for PlayStation 4 in Romania, Sony might have spilled the beans on a new, unannounced entry in the horror series.

It reads:

Furthermore, Sony Computer Entertainment studios around the world are working to develop more than 30 titles such as inFAMOUS: Second Son, The Order: 1886, Siren, Helldivers, Shadow of the Beast, and Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture. Of these, 20 games will be available in the first year since its launch, and 12 are not part of existing series.

Siren: Blood Curse for PlayStation 3 was the latest game in the series, which launched in Japan in July 2008. November 3 this year was Siren‘s 10th anniversary.

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  • Elvick

    Good lord that image is freaky. D:

    edit; Didn’t the director also mention how he would like to do more horror games as smaller downloadable games?

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Though it better not be in the vein of Blood Curse. That WAS a fun game, but it couldn’t compare to the original Sirens

    • BigDix

      Yeah. Blood Curse was a good game, but it also failed to really…come together all that well. Probably because of the episodic structure. Hope they wouldn’t do that this time.

      • Budgiecat

        Well it was a design experiment. They wanted it to play out like a TV show and as such, use that design mold to properly have you switch from character to character

        • BigDix

          Sure, it’d just have been nice if they had kept the experiment in the lab and reworked it so it jelled better. In any case, it’s behind us and I don’t want to see the next Siren take quite that approach.

          • Budgiecat

            Well how else would you approach the design of a horror game where you can control more than one character? I liked the ability to use more than one character. Changes things up keeps it interesting…

            • BigDix

              Good game design is not such a casual conversation… If it was, there’d be a whole lot more good games out there.

              Looking at what I know I didn’t like about NT though: It’s true that it did change things up, and it was interesting to experience things as characters such as Bella. But it’s not so interesting that it negates the muddled feel of the pacing and narrative; the way everything’s all chopped up with teasers and re-caps is just obnoxious, honestly.

              So maybe you just don’t go the multi-character approach, and pursue different avenues in making the experience compelling. Maybe you make it so the experience of controlling the character progresses without the need to actually change characters. Or maybe you make the multi-character approach work in a way that doesn’t negatively impact the overall feeling…like when you play as Carlos in RE3. There’s a lot of possibilities, and like I said… It’s not so simple, but there you go.

            • CirnoTheStrongest

              The only problem is that it was written a bit too much like an American horror tale, and the gameplay itself felt much too safe compared to the original. You could actually kill shibito. That shouldn’t be possible -_-

              The multi-character approach is actually quite nice

    • Charlie

      I don’t know about that. Most of the mechanics in Blood Curse were better. The controls in the first two games were horrible.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    It’s Happening!!!!!

  • InsaneChronos

    Where is my Fatal Frame V? >,<

    • Budgiecat

      trapped in the Nintendo abyss of poorly supported 3rd party exclusives…

      Check out DreadOut demo on PC (a crowdfunded game from Indonesia) if you want a similar Fatal Frame experience. Coming to Steam sometime this Winter…

      “When a group of high school students stray from their vacation trip, they discover an old deserted town. They begin to realize that something sinister is happening as soon as they enter the town. Linda, as the main protagonist, feels the stirrings of a strange and mystical power within herself. This spiritual power just might be the only way to save herself and her friends from an unknown evil..

      DreadOut is a third-person survival horror game set in Indonesia, and uses mechanics similar to those found in the Fatal Frame series, with a modern twist. The main character, Linda, uses modern gadgets, such as smartphones and digital video cameras, to interact with (or fend off) various kinds of Indonesian mythical ghosts, and to help her solve various puzzles in a deserted town.

      When Linda dies in the game, she awakens in darkness surrounded by candles with a bright light in the distance. By running towards the light, Linda will come back to life.

      The game will feature both third and first-person control schemes, with the player navigating environments with a standard over-the-shoulder perspective.

      If the player decides to use their digital camera to photograph something, they will enter a first-person perspective to see through Linda’s equipped camera. A recent preview video shows a tablet version of the game, where the player controls Linda via the touch screen.

      • PrinceHeir

        i saw that awhile ago.

        did the game already released?

    • Raiu

      You might wanna ask Tecmo Koei instead… They own the IP…

  • ayb_91

    These kind of games are brilliant. Please, gimme more !

  • McPoo

    Probably my favourite horror inspired first person shooter series!

    • Budgiecat

      Considering it’s FPS mechanics are better than 99% of FPS out there…

      • McPoo

        Exactly. It’s literally the Call of Duty of horror inspired First Person Shooters! The creme de la creme, if you will.

        • Budgiecat

          No I wouldn’t tie this to ‘Call of Duty’. That would be insulting to Siren.

          If there’s any ‘Call of Duty’ attempt at a horror game, that would be the F.E.A.R. series, which I never cared for…

          • McPoo

            Come on now, don’t be childish. The parallels between Siren and CoD are numerous and significant.

            Call of Duty is the epitome of the wartime FPS (GOAT Genre??), and Siren is the epitome of the horror inspired FPS, just ahead of FEAR 3, FEAR 1, and Luigi’s Mansion.

            • Budgiecat

              I didn’t know in Call of Duty you can switch to 3rd person in story mode and use everyday household items to fight with.
              I also didn’t know in Call of Duty, you have have independent head and body movement. (only Arma does this in terms of modern military shooters). And yes ARMA > COD in terms of wartime FPS. CoD is lowest common denominator pop trash liked only cause of its arcadey feel.

              • McPoo

                Yeah there’s loads of cool stuff like that if CoD, Siren took some of the ideas and adapted them.

                The next Siren will have real time strategy elements in it, like Black Ops 2, I reckon.

                It can only be a good thing, can’t it? If Siren can take some more hints from the greatest series from the greatest of all time genre, it’s sure to get something right!

                Personally I’m hoping for a multiplayer mode with levelling and perks.

                What about a Siren inspired team based multiplayer only shooter, that infuses the magic and technology of the Siren universe with the excellent balancing and gameplay of the Shadowrun 360 game (GOATFPS)?

  • bloodiOS

    Definitely a title that I would look forward to.

  • Alkhan

    So who is going to make it? I remember Project Siren changing their name to Team Gravity indicating that the Gravity Rush series was going to be their primary focus.

    They also aren’t big enough to work on multiple projects so my guess is that Sony may have relocated more people into Team Gravity from all their other small studios that they’ve been shutting down left and right.

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      Someone from SCEE or a new team from SCEJ

  • $61526767

    This is my kind of game. Still have to get my ps4 though.

  • Alex TSi

    Yees! love this series.

  • Budgiecat

    Awesome. With this and Evil Within, we got the survival horror locked down..

  • 罪罰

    Yes, new Siren game. #based Sony.

  • DarthBrian

    Could this be the Sony Bend game that Shu said would make us panic?

  • ddsfan2

    Sounds great, I’m on chapter 7 of Blood Curse right now.. I hope that team Siren or Ico works on it, I don’t want them to just hand it over to one of their western studios (while great, they need to put significantly more budget and effort into their Japanese branches, not shrink and outsource their games).

  • captainhowdy

    Yessss. More horror games, please don’t suck. I missed out on the PS3 version, so I will not miss out on this one.

  • Kurisu Makise

    Hmm…I’m wondering how they can do both a new Siren and Gravity Rush 2. Curious to see how much or little overlap there was team wise. Definitely need some more details but I’m pretty happy either way.

    • MrFinalgamer

      my exact thoughts…hope we get GR 2 first though! (i just love GR too much)

  • Charlie

    Siren is honestly one of the scariest games I have ever played. Makes Amnesia look like puppies and rainbows.

  • PrinceHeir

    i really hope this is true!!!