Starting today, you can pick up Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut on both PS3 and PS Vita. The game has Cross-Buy and Cross-Save functionality, and is available through PlayStation Store for $12.99 ($11.69 for PlayStation Plus members).
Here at Curve Studios, we’ve been working with talented indie developers to bring their games to you guys via PS3 and Vita. For Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut, we’ve been working very closely with the creator and developer of the original Lone Survivor, Jasper Byrne.
What is Lone Survivor? As the game itself will remind you, this is one to play in the dark with headphones on.
Jasper describes Lone Survivor as a “psychological survival adventure game.” It has taken elements from classic adventure games and the best bits of the survival horror genre to create something you haven’t seen before. You can expect scares, scarcity of ammo and exploration of surreal and atmospheric environments to be a big part of the game, but there’s also an element of psychological horror and choice that often isn’t explored in modern survival horror titles.
So why is this version called ‘The Director’s Cut’? It’s not just a name change – this version of the award-winning horror game has had a complete overhaul both from the talented coding team at Curve Studios and from Jasper himself, who has been working with us for over eight months to bring this version of the game over to PlayStation fans.
We’ve already talked about some of the new features, but we’ve also been careful not to give away any details about how they fit into the game. We’ve basically made two types of changes to the original: Those that are integrated into the game, and those that show up in New Game+ mode after you finish the game for the first time.
New Game+ is a crucial part of Lone Survivor; it’s more than just restarting with a couple of tweaks or with stats left over from an old game. It presents the game’s story in a new way, with new dialogue, changes in puzzles and a host of new items that can be interacted with and used to modify how the story plays out. Lone Survivor is a game that’s designed to be played multiple times and one that adapts to different types of play — something we think is pretty rare in modern horror games.
On top of everything else, we’ve also added a new lighting system that makes the game look stunning on large screen televisions and the amazing PS Vita screen alike, and we’ve even added a Platinum Trophy for you to go after, if you’re feeling really brave.
We’re really happy to be bringing yet another amazing indie game to the PlayStation community, especially one with as many updates and improvements as this Director’s Cut edition. We hope that you guys enjoy your time with Lone Survivor. Let us know you what think and we’ll try to answer any questions in the comments!