Clock Tower is a survival horror point-and-click journey launched in 1995, however solely in Japan. Its availability will increase subsequent yr. WayForward, the studio liable for the Shantae collection and the remastering of titles like DuckTales, is taking the sport westward to 2024 with an English translation and new animations.

Right here is the WayForward employees speaking in regards to the undertaking.

Clock Tower is a couple of younger girl, Jennifer Simpson, who explores a big manor home whereas making an attempt to keep away from being killed by a shear-wielding “psycho” known as the Scissorman. Gamers management Simpson, who has no weapons to struggle again with, and he or she should discover hiding spots and traps round the home to flee the killer. Let’s name it Wee Man With Large Scissors: Isolation.

The port might be translated into 5 languages, function new “animated comedian cutscenes”, save states, and a brand new animated opening by undertaking artistic lead, Mariel Cartwright. Cartwright was beforehand lead animator on Skullgirls.

Clock Tower was initially developed for the Tremendous Famicon by Human Leisure and was directed by Hifumi Kono, who would later lead the event of the cult traditional mech simulator Metal Battalion. It additionally acquired a number of sequels, one in every of which, Clock Tower 2, was launched for the PlayStation in Europe in 1998 as merely “Clock Tower”, since we by no means acquired the unique. There may be additionally a Clock Tower the place I reside in Brighton which was inbuilt 1888. Wonderful what you’ll be able to be taught on Wikipedia proper?

The modernized port of Clock Tower will launch on PC in early 2024 through Steam. The undertaking was introduced in the course of the writer’s latest Restricted Run showcase, throughout which a PC port of the much more terrifying Gex Trilogy was additionally revealed.


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