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Is BioWare’s New IP The Stuff Of Nightmares?

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New BioWare IP A Horror Game?In terms of game developers, BioWare is my personal favorite. I’ve felt that way since the release of Baldur’s Gate, and my obsession was solidified with the Mass Effect trilogy. Now they’re teasing something ready-fit for our wheelhouses. Can it be true? Will BioWare’s next IP tackle the horror genre?

It seems that way, if this 40-second teaser trailer is to be believed. BioWare released this atmospheric video yesterday but remain tight-lipped about the content, promising to show more at next month’s Gamescom convention in Germany.

This trailer coincides with the launch of a tie-in website, called Youve-Been-Chosen.com. There isn’t much on there right now, just the aforementioned video and the ability to sign up for email notifications. I did, but it just left me with more questions. It sends a cryptic email stating, “The time is near…they are watching. Your power is rising. You’ve been chosen.”

I love this. BioWare excels at creating wonderful new worlds and unforgettable characters. Their current properties do sci-fi (Mass Effect) and fantasy (Dragon Age) better than just about everyone. That they may be entering the world of horror next is just too cool for words. The only thing that can make me temporarily forget my anticipation of the next Mass Effect game, after all, is another BioWare property.

This one seems to hint at a nightmare world where we (the player) have been imbued with powers that enable us to combat the things that go bump in the night. I think BioWare does Dream Warriors and suddenly I’m giddy.

Watch this space, folks. I’ll be following this one intently.

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Matt Serafini

Author (Under the Blade, Feral), slasher movie enthusiast, N7 Operative. Plays games, watches movies, reads books. Occasionally writes about them.