Some of you may be wondering what happened to the upcoming revitalisation of the cult horror series Obscure, some of you may also be sat in scorn over the game, well both parties will be happy to know that the game is still in development, but with a different name.
Despite the fact that the game was under development at Mighty Rocket Studio with ex-members of the original Hydravision team that worked on the series, unfortunately that ugly mistress called the internet dictated that they didn't like the change that this new Obscure title would make to the series, so please welcome, with open arms; Final Exam.
"When we read the first comments following the announcement of our new game, we understood that our fans expected a different content from a game entitled 'Obscure'", explains FranÃ§ois Potentier, director at Mighty Rocket Studio. "We understand fans all the better because we are first and foremost passionate gamers! Thus, even if the game makes a great number of references to Obscure and Obscure 2, we thought it important to rename it. At the end of the day, it's a question of honesty and respect to the gamers. 'Final Exam' does befit the game accurately. Final Exam is the first corner stone of our new studio, and we hope this title will enable us to grow, as we have not given up on the idea of developing a real sequel to Obscure."
Alongside this rebranding of sorts, Final Exam's brand new official website has launched and spills the details on everything you'd want to know about this 2.5D side-scroller, its characters, and monsters, as well as the latest from the developers blog.
With a single player story as well as local and online cooperative multiplayer you can play as one of four of the unlikely and stereotypical students that have their own unique skills and abilities that will develop throughout their adventure.
Obscure’s combat is set to focus on combos, counters and score multipliers as you survive against mountains of monsters that want to eat your innocent adolescent flesh! Despite the very different style of gameplay, the new and tasty Obscure embraces the origins of its name, and will incorporate many familiar elements of the survival horror genre with sparse ammunition, limited health kits and the dark, oppressive feeling of constant danger.
Final Exam is scheduled for a release during September for Windows PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.