NightCry PS Vita/Mobile Horror Game's 1st Gameplay Trailer Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official YouTube channel for Clock Tower game developer Hifumi Kōno and Ju-on/The Grudge film director Takashi Shimizu's point-and-click horror game NightCry began streaming its first gameplay trailer on Tuesday. The game is slated for release on PlayStation Vita, smartphones, and tablets. The creators are also running a KickStarter to port the game to PC via Steam and Playism, and are looking into other platforms such as GOG and Humble Store.
As of press time, the KickStarter has raised US$48,886 of the needed US$300,000 to port the game to PC and enhance the graphics. The project currently has two stretch goals: US$400,000 for more ways to die and US$475,000 for an extra playable character.
The story is set aboard a luxury ocean liner. In this enclosed space with no escape routes, the first of a string of brutal murders occurs. As the list of victims grows with no end in sight, can the player survive?
Kōno announced this new horror game project at Tokyo Game Show 2014's Indie Stream Festival. His independent studio Nude Maker is developing the game, Masahiro Itō (Silent Hill's "Red Pyramid Thing" and "Bubble Head Nurse") is designing the creatures, and Kiyoshi Arai (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn) is serving as art director. Nobuko Toda (Metal Gear Solid) is in charge of sound and is composing the music with Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Bloodlines).
Kōno stated that the 3D point-and-click adventure game will be the spiritual successor to his earlier Clock Tower game franchise.