Publisher Leonardo Interactive and developer Invader Studios have recently announced that the story-driven, survival horror prequel Daymare 1994 Sandcastle game demo will be part of the Steam Next Fest.
The free game demo will be released on the upcoming Steam Next Fest, which will be held from February 21 to February 28, 2022. This will be set before the events of the critically acclaimed title Daymare 1998.
The prequel will follow special agent Dalila Reyes, a former government spy and now serving H.A.D.E.S. or Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search. Players will be exploring the labyrinthine depths of the most advanced experimental research center in the US.
The Steam demo will give players a preview of the horror they will face in the full game when it releases. They will be transported back in time where they will learn how Daymare 1998 and this prequel connects to each other. Explore the most secretive research center in the US and fight against the deadly monsters called the Decoys.
“Like its predecessor, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a tribute to iconic 90s horror entertainment,” says Daniele Falcone, Team Coordinator at Leonardo Interactive. “The prequel will improve upon Daymare: 1998 in nearly every way with stunning character animations, breathtaking cutscenes, and meticulously crafted boss encounters that require experimentation and strategy. Prepare to witness your favorite old school zombie flicks and video games be brought back to life.”
“After months of silence and a lot of work, and thanks to the support of Leonardo Interactive, we are happy to finally be able to dare a taste of our new title.” says the Invader Studios team. “With Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle we want to evolve what we presented with Daymare: 1998 and make action-horror lovers live a completely new experience… but with a nostalgic 90’s flavour, as we like to say!”
Daymare 1994 Sandcastle will launch later this year. It will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.