Slitterhead gameplay revealed at Summer Game Fest 2024

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Slitterhead is not unlike many games out there (Image via Bokeh Game Studio)

After being announced at The Game Awards 2021, Slitterhead finally has a new trailer. The upcoming horror game from Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama got its debut gameplay footage at Summer Game Fest 2024. Developer Bokeh Game Studio has revealed that the action combat title is headed to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms on November 8, 2024.

The unorthodox hack & slash gameplay has garnered much attention since players expected something more traditional like Resident Evil. Here's everything fans need to know about the upcoming horror release.


Slitterhead trailer showcases gruesome monster designs and cathartic combat at Summer Game Fest 2024

Slitterhead takes place in the urban, neon-lit setting of Kowlong. Players must fight monstrosities called Slitterheads, which roam the streets shapeshifted as humans. To do this, they must control a formless entity called the Hyoki, which possesses different NPCs, to help it complete its goal.

Players can use a variety of weapons, both ranged and melee, as well as powers utilizing blood techniques. Parrying and countering incoming attacks from threatening monsters is key to defeating them, and players can even switch between characters on the field on the fly.

While fans expected a Silent Hill spiritual successor since the series creator is at the helm, this is still a nice surprise. In a nutshell, Bokeh Game Studios' debut offering is fairly reminiscent of Ghostwire Tokyo from Tango Gameworks in its supernatural/horror tone and aesthetics. However, the unique combat presentation certainly elevates it to a new level of bizarreness and appeal.

The title is scheduled to launch on November 8, 2024 on PC via Epic Games Store and Steam digital storefronts, as well as current-gen hardware in the form of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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