Outbreak: Endless Nightmares

A survival horror roguelike

Dead Drop Studios

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares

 

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares Boasts Overhauled 1st/3rd-Person Views, Faster Loading & Better Graphics Across All Supported Platforms

Updates pave the terrain for expansions Susurrations of the Nexus and
Vivification of the Apocalypse – due Winter and Spring 2022

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Aug. 3, 2021 – Outbreak: Endless Nightmares developer Dead Drop Studios has a small hit on its hands with almost three times more sales at launch than any Outbreak titles in the past! And thanks to the community, the studio was able to overhaul all major game systems immediately after launch—making Outbreak: Endless Nightmares the most polished Outbreak title yet.

For starters, the game now features revamped 1st and 3rd person views that feature free look, strafing, precision aiming, and more – a welcome addition for those used to aiming with the right analog stick. Performance optimizations were conducted across the board—drastically improving loading times on current-gen consoles (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4) and also delivering silky-smooth frame rates on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. Finally, visual and sound effects are now more punchy and realistic—fully delivering the operatic carnage the Outbreak series is known for.

Physical Release on Limited Run Games
Fans of the series can now pre-order a special physical edition containing the first five Outbreak titles from Limited Run Games! The bundle contains the PS4 versions of Outbreak: Epidemic, Outbreak: Lost Hope, Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, Outbreak: The New Nightmare, and the original Outbreak. (All games also run on PS5.) It’s the perfect opportunity to own a little piece of indie survival horror history—and hopefully lead to other console platforms in the future!

 

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares – 3 Months Later

  • Every single improvement was driven by community feedback.
  • First- and third-person views now feature free look, strafing, and precision aiming.
  • First-person mode now also allows players to better see both weapon and player models during gameplay.
  • Frame rates, load times, and visual fidelity improved across all supported platforms.
  • Gameplay balancing (including combat, puzzles, UI, controls and more) adjusted based on community suggestions.
  • VFX updated to deliver more realistic gore and explosions.
  • Significant improvements to co-op gameplay—including balancing, bug fixes and much, much more!

Major Content Expansions (due in 2022)

  • Susurrations of the Nexus: The ghouls of the Nexus conjure new nightmares based on prior events in the Outbreak series.
  • Vivification of the Apocalypse: The next chapter in Lydia’s story after the events of Outbreak: Endless Nightmares.

Pricing & Availability
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares and other games in the Outbreak series are now on sale in a number of different stores:

Platform

Title(s)

Discount (%)

Sale Dates

Steam

Endless Nightmares

Epidemic
Lost Hope

The Nightmare Chronicles

The New Nightmare

Outbreak

25%

50%

50%

50%

50%
50%

Ends August 17, 2021

PlayStation

Endless Nightmares 

Complete Collection (all 6 titles)
The New Nightmare (PS5 only)

25%

30%

50%

Ends August 18, 2021

Xbox
(Gold only)

Endless Nightmares

Complete Collection (all 6 titles)

25%
30%

Ends August 10, 2021

Switch 

Endless Nightmares

Epidemic
Lost Hope

The Nightmare Chronicles

The New Nightmare

Outbreak (EU/AU)
Outbreak (NA)

25%
50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

Ends August 23, 2021

 


Ends August 23, 2021

Ends August 11, 2021

 

Limited Run Games:

The Outbreak Collection (which includes the first 5 games in the series) can now be pre-ordered from Limited Run Games:
https://limitedrungames.com/products/limited-run-413-outbreak-collection-ps4

 

Store URLs:

PlayStation Store (PS5):
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP6088-PPSA02554_00-1474235929159519

PlayStation Store (PS4):
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP6088-CUSA25847_00-2543755395775640

Microsoft Store (Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/outbreak-endless-nightmares/9ndcsrjtkvd2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Nintendo Game Store (Switch):
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/outbreak-endless-nightmares-switch

Steam (PC/Windows):
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1419350/Outbreak_Endless_Nightmares

Assets

Post-Launch Update Video

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv7KIyK2QeA

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ed36cxeea2vbwjf/OEN_Update_NA_Steam.mp4?dl=0

MP4s (no audio)

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/dWHvK5q

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/njcugik08vqpimu/MP4s_no_audio.zip?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/hXjBoi7

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy11x20sy4cu7gi/screenshots_Outbreak_Endless_Nightmares_Post-Launch_Update.zip?dl=0

Social Media

Twitter

  • Outbreak Franchise – https://twitter.com/outbreak_zone
  • Dead Drop Studios – https://twitter.com/deaddropstudios

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Outbreakzone/videos
Discord – https://discord.gg/Vme5S2q

About Dead Drop Studios
Founded by Connecticut-based engineer and game developer Evan Wolbach, Dead Drop Studios creates survival horror games inspired by hardcore, unforgiving gameplay mechanics. In addition to Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, the studio has released five titles in the Outbreak series on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The Outbreak series returns to the roots of survival horror while adding unique twists such as co-op multiplayer and multiple points-of-view. Dead Drop Studios is on a mission to breathe life into the survival-horror genre. To learn more about Dead Drop Studios and Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, please visit http://www.outbreakzone.com.

 

 

Explore a New Dimension of Fear in Outbreak: Endless Nightmares

Out now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and Steam

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – May 19, 2021 – The next game in the Outbreak series – Outbreak: Endless Nightmares – is finally here! Created by Dead Drop Studios (a.k.a., solo developer Evan Wolbach), Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is now available on Steam – along with current-gen (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch) and next-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X).

Survival horror fans are in for a treat: Roguelike gameplay has now been added to the core Outbreak loop with startling consequences – greatly boosting replayability thanks to increasingly challenging, semi-procedurally generated “anomalies.” As you’d expect, each anomaly is filled with powerful weapons, story bits, deadly puzzles … and blood-starved fiends, of course!

In a first for the series, Outbreak: Endless Nightmares introduces mo-cap animations, improved real-time lighting and shadows (including multi-layered VFX for gore and explosions) – and high-res textures that look their best on 4K screens.

Year One DLC + Outbreak Complete Collection
It’s obvious that Outbreak: Endless Nightmares represents a massive jump in quality and content for Outbreak fans. Dead Drop Studios is also proud to announce that the game will include free post-launch DLC! More on this in the next few months…

A special bundle containing all six Outbreak titles on both current-gen and next-gen SKUs (Outbreak Complete Collection) is also becoming available today (PlayStation and Xbox only).

Death is Not the End
At the beginning of Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, you find yourself trapped within what remains of the Arzt Memorial Hospital. This becomes a central hub – a safe zone where you can organize your inventory and storage cache, level up your character(s) … or just to take a breather before venturing out into the world again.

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares delivers extreme replayability by offering multiple character options – each with their own abilities, upgrade paths, and more. Explore, scavenge for supplies, uncover clues, and fight your way through the anomalies – each consisting of semi-procedurally generated instances where both the environment and the undead are out to get you. 

In true roguelike fashion, things get more difficult each time you enter an anomaly. You’ll need to think carefully about which weapons, healing items, and other supplies you’ll bring along for the journey: If you’re lucky, you may find storage caches that give you access to your expanded inventory – and offer an opportunity to restock. But it’s up to you to scour the environment for supplies.

There’s more to discover in the world other than murderous zombie hordes: Find the journals scattered about to learn more about the original outbreak – and ultimately where to find refuge! But don’t think death can save you: Every time you die, you’ll awake trapped in the hub – a nexus between Life and Death.

 

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is a new beginning for the Outbreak series,” says Evan Wolbach, founder of Dead Drop Studios. “I put everything on the line this time around – creating a much more narrative-driven game while also placing the spotlight on replayability. On the technical side, the envelope was pushed pretty hard on this one. Next-gen consoles offer gobs of RAM and real grunt on the CPU front – making 4K finally possible – but I didn’t leave current-gen behind. The Nintendo Switch, for example, is well-served with a solid port that I’m incredibly proud of!”

Key Features

  • Something old, something new: Experience the Outbreak series’ signature classic survival action with the perfect mix of roguelike gameplay.
  • Ever-expanding world: Explore a massive, semi-procedurally generated world that expands as the game progresses! Talk to NPCs, visit shops, etc.
  • Three camera angles: Choose a view that works for you – fixed camera, over the shoulder – or first-person.
  • Tactical camera/photo mode: Take beautiful pictures with the tactical camera or use photo mode to scan for anything dangerous nearby!
  • Death isn’t the end: Death returns you to the Hub with most of your inventory intact – along with experience and money.
  • Semi-procedurally generated dungeons: Revisit anomaly dungeons multiple times to find different traps, enemies, puzzles, challenges – and loot!
  • Co-op gameplay: Fight the nightmare with a friend in two-player split-screen co-op.
  • Character options: Choose from 6 unique characters – each with their own backstory, stats, and ability loadouts.
  • Crafting: Dismantle, repair, and upgrade weapons; build ammo through gunpowder; and combine healing items to create new formulas and more!
  • Multiple game modes: Choose from 5 gameplay modes – Standard, Ironman, Randomizer, Lost Hope, and Easy Mode.
  • Uncover the story: Search through notes and logs to read more from Lydia’s journal and piece together the past and future of the outbreak.

Late game content: Face a randomly-generated dungeon of extreme danger near the end of the game and try multiple New Game Plus modes after completing the story.

Pricing & Availability
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is now available on multiple platforms for $19.99. The Steam version is priced at $14.99.

PlayStation Store (PS5):
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP6088-PPSA02554_00-1474235929159519

PlayStation Store (PS4):
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP6088-CUSA25847_00-2543755395775640

Microsoft Store (Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/outbreak-endless-nightmares/9ndcsrjtkvd2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Nintendo Game Store (Switch):
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/outbreak-endless-nightmares-switch

Steam (PC/Windows):
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1419350/Outbreak_Endless_Nightmares

Outbreak Complete Collection is also available (PlayStation and Xbox only) for $79.99 on Sony’s consoles and $63.99 on Xbox (a 20% discount):

PlayStation Store (PS5):
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP6088-CUSA25847_00-3957480214551185

Microsoft Store (Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/outbreak-complete-collection/9p65pm1fz9zs

Finally, a number of sales for previous Outbreak titles have been scheduled as a “thank you” to fans – including 20% off on Outbreak Complete Collection (Xbox only), which starts today.

 

Platform Title(s) Discount (%) Sale Dates
Steam

Outbreak
The New Nightmare

The Nightmare Chronicles

Lost Hope

Epidemic

75%

50%

50%

50%

50%

Ends May 26, 2021
PlayStation

The New Nightmare (PS4)

Epidemic (PS4)
Epidemic (PS5)

55%

55%

45%

Ends May 26, 2021
Xbox

Outbreak Complete Collection

[all 6 titles in series]

20% May 19 – June 2, 2021
Switch
(NA only)

The New Nightmare

Epidemic

50%
50%
Ends May 26, 2021

 

 Assets

Launch Trailer

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOKiSeM7hm8

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qc1wnygybjdqmvh/trailer_Outbreak_Endless_Nightmares.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/3phWB9t

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2153ukv5z24uul/screenshots_Outbreak_Endless_Nightmares.zip?dl=0

Social Media
Twitter

  • Outbreak franchise – https://twitter.com/outbreak_zone
  • Dead Drop Studios – https://twitter.com/deaddropstudios

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Outbreakzone/videos
Discord – https://discord.gg/Vme5S2q

About Dead Drop Studios
Founded by Connecticut-based engineer and game developer Evan Wolbach, Dead Drop Studios creates survival horror games inspired by hardcore, unforgiving gameplay mechanics. In addition to Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, the studio has released five titles in the Outbreak series on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The Outbreak series returns to the roots of survival horror while adding unique twists such as co-op multiplayer and multiple points-of-view. Dead Drop Studios is on a mission to breathe life into the survival-horror genre. To learn more about Dead Drop Studios and Outbreak: Endless Nightmares, please visit http://www.outbreakzone.com.

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