Devolver Digital Reveals “Reverse Horror Game” Carrion

This unique action-platformer is being developed by Phobia Game Studio and will arrive next summer.

By Chris Morse

Last night’s Devolver Digital E3 press conference was a wild, bloody, and over-the-top ride, as per usual, but it also brought us the reveal of an indie gem titled Carrion, which is being described as a “reverse horror game.” So, what makes this a reverse horror game and not just a horror game? Well, in this case, players will become a horrible monster and do a little terrorizing for themselves.

Developed by Phobia Game Studio, this title has you taking control of an amorphous creature of unknown origin, stalking and consuming those responsible for its imprisonment, all the while spreading fear and panic throughout the entire facility. The creature will grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.

Based on the footage above, it appears to have some action-platforming elements, similar to what you would find in a Metroidvania-style game, but the whole “taking control of the monster” element certainly provides a unique and exciting spin on the subgenre. This is certainly one to mark your calendars for.

Carrion will be released on June 1st, 2020 for PC. It’s unknown at this time whether the game will be coming to consoles or when that would happen, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with all the latest right here on Dead Entertainment.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo