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Daymare 1994: Sandcastle Debuts New Gameplay Demo May 11

The demo revealed alongside August 30, 2023 launch for PC and consoles

Rome – May 9, 2023 – Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, the third-person story-driven survival horror game prequel to the critically acclaimed Daymare: 1998, invites players on a new adventure with a new gameplay demo available on Thursday, May 11, 2023.  The highly anticipated survival horror game will deliver an unforgettable experience on PC, PlayStation® 5, PlayStation® 4, Xbox® Series and Xbox® One on August 30, 2023.

Developed by Italian team Invader StudiosDaymare: 1994 Sandcastle cast players as special agent Dalila Reyes, a former government spy now in the service of the H.A.D.E.S. (Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search) unit. Reyes’ mission seems simple: enter the most advanced experimental research centre in the United States of America. But who knows what dangers await her?

Entering the Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle demo, players will experience both the first steps into the game story, having a detailed look at the game's mechanics and graphics and the combat model, with the possibility to try out most of the in-game weapons such as the liquid nitrogen-enhanced Frost Grip

The demo will also allow players to provide feedback and suggestions to the developers, which will be considered for the final version of the game together with the final fine-tuning. In a massive effort to meet & match the high expectations of the community and lovers of the franchise, Leonardo Interactive decided to move to August the final game release.

“We're excited to be so close to completing the years-long work,” said Leonardo Caltagirone, Founder of Leonardo Interactive. “The worthy heir to the first chapter is coming out, and we can't wait to show you the clear improvements.”

The Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle demo will be available for download on Steam® beginning May 11, 2023. Experience a sneak peek of the thrilling gameplay and story that awaits players in the full version of the game.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle will launch on Aug. 30, 2023 for PC via Steam and consoles. In the meantime, players can immerse themselves in the demo to get a taste of the excitement that awaits them.

Download the demo of Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle on May 11, 2023, and join Dalila Reyes on her epic adventure.

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About Leonardo Interactive

Leonardo Interactive is an award-winning video game publisher based in Rome that managed a series of productions and publications of titles available on all the mainstream Platforms. Bringing its titles to market in both digital and physical formats, Leonardo Interactive has achieved a series of hits in various genres such as our visual novel Dry Drowning, the click n’ point adventure Willy Morgan Curse of Bone Town, and our real-time strategy game Hell Architect. Leonardo Interactive's next releases are Shattered Heaven, Simon The Sorcerer Origins, and Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle.

About Invader Studios

Established in 2016, Invader Studios™ is an Italian independent software house based in the Roman countryside. The studio was originally set up by a group of professionals who share common ideas on game development and united by the passion for the survival horror genre. Invader Studios’ first release has been the worldwide acclaimed third-person story-driven survival horror game titled “Daymare: 1998™”, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and (2020). The company is now ready to release the new installment of the Daymare saga, a prequel to the first game called Daymare 1994: Sandcastle™, incoming on PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Steam on May 2023.