What originally started off as a Resident Evil 2 fan-remake with Daymare: 1998 is now becoming a new horror series, as Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle has been announced for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One.

Publisher Leonardo Interactive and developer Invader Studios have revealed the game is set to be a prequel to the 2019 release, expanding on the lore presented in the first game. Players will embark on another third-person horror survival adventure in the same vein as the Resident Evil series, this time taking part in a top secret mission known as Sandcastle, while uncovering the past of characters found in the original game.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a third-person story-driven survival horror game prequel to the critically acclaimed Daymare: 1998. Step into the shoes of special agent Dalila Reyes, a former government spy now in the service of a unit called H.A.D.E.S. (Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search), and get ready to enter the most advanced experimental research center in the United States of America. Be careful, though, because in the darkness of the desolate, labyrinthine depths of the military research center there is something creepy and lethal awaiting you!

New puzzles and weapons also await players to uncover, one most notable being the Frost Grip - a powerful liquid nitrogen weapon. The perfect weapon, as enemies who may not be as dead as they seem can rise again in a completely new and powerful form. Sounds intense.

The first game was fairly janky, but filled with a lot of passion for the genre. Having originated as a fan remake of Resident Evil 2, it also acted as a love letter to one of the most critically acclaimed horror games of all time. It showed a lot of promise and we're intrigued to see where the series goes from here.

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