Last Year: The Nightmare Creeps to the Discord Store This Month, Console Release Plans Detailed

Elastic Games, which is a team composed of former Ubisoft developers, announced today that its asymmetric multiplayer action-survival game, Last Year: The Nightmare will launch on the Discord Store on December 18 for $29.99, and is set to release on consoles sometime in 2019. The developer hasn’t revealed which consoles the game will be on just yet. There was a Last Year: The Nightmare closed beta for PC about two months ago — right before Halloween — which at that time, the developer mentioned plans to fully release the game before the end of this year — so it’s great to hear that they’ve followed through with their plans.

Last Year: The Nightmare brings players back to Halloween night in 1996 — where they meet high school teenagers who find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. These teens make their way across the East Side High School campus but soon realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers (talk about tough luck, huh?). To avoid getting killed, these teens have to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly that’s known as “The Nightmare”.

Five players will take on the role of one of the teenagers (survivors) and pick a class, and they must work together and attempt to escape while fighting back a deadly killer, which is controlled by the sixth player. Survivors must complete multiple objectives around them to successfully survive (win). The players that are put in the killer role have three different menacing characters to choose from that each have their own unique style of play, signature weapon, and gruesome tactic — and as the killer, they need to hunt and kill the survivors to win. It seems like each round will be one heck of an adrenaline rush — that’s for sure, and I know for a fact that I’ll be screaming and shouting while being a survivor or even a killer.  

On the topic of screaming and shouting, the developer shared in a press release that Last Year: The Nightmare will have a distinguished voice cast that includes all-star voice actors and actresses such as: Melissa Hutchison (TellTale’s The Walking Dead), Erica Lindbeck (Marvel’s Spider-Man), Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption 2), Elias Toufexis (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey), Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV), and more.

The developer also mentioned that Last Year: The Nightmare will be a service game that evolves over time as it’ll have regular content updates to keep the experience fresh. 

Get a hauntingly good look at Last Year: The Nightmare’s by checking out the trailer and screenshots below.

Author’s Take: I’ll admit that I can be a scaredy cat, but hey, that won’t stop me from trying Last Year: The Nightmare. 

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.