Nippon Ichi Software Streams Closed Nightmare Horror Game's Trailer
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Nippon Ichi Software opened a full website for its Closed Nightmare game and began streaming a "trailer movie" on Thursday. The promotional video previews the story and reveals that the game will ship for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 19.
In the "cinematic horror adventure" game's story, the protagonist is a young woman who wakes up in a dark room with no memories of who she is. She inexplicably has no feeling in her left arm, and she is unable to move it. She receives a call on a phone left in the room, and a child called Chizuru speaks to her. Chizuru tells her that her name is Maria Kamishiro, and she is a participant in an experiment with a certain role to carry out. Chizuru hangs up after explaining that Maria will be set free if she succeeds in the experiment. There is no indication an experiment has begun, and Maria wonders if it already has.
The game uses live-action videos and the first-person perspective of Maria. Players become Maria as she tries to escape from the dim, closed space she is trapped in.
Both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch version of the game will cost 6,980 yen (about US$65).
Nippon Ichi Software revealed the game as "project Nightmare" during a livestream presentation in January. The announcement included a similar teaser video in which a woman wakes up in an unfamiliar location, and a hooded assailant attacks her. Nippon Ichi Software president and CEO Sōhei Niikawa, who presented the livestream, clarified that the video is not a special live-action trailer for the game, and it represents actual scenes from the game.