Cult horror Clock Tower will obtain a remaster subsequent yr and can be launched outdoors Japan for the primary time since its 1995 debut. Introduced eventually night time’s Restricted Run Video games presentation, the remaster retains the point-and-click bones of the unique ( 16-bit graphics and creepy child monster) whereas including some flesh to the skeleton (translations, animated cutscenes and an artwork gallery.)
Clock Tower casts you as Jennifer, an orphan who arrives on the spooky titular mansion together with different not too long ago adopted kids. Some occult happenings imply that issues shortly crumble, folks die and Jennifer is consistently chased by a sensible child who’s at all times holding a large pair of scissors. His title is Scissorman, a worthy rival to Pyramid Head I feel.
The sport was virtually a precursor to the survival horror machinations you see in your modern-day Amnesias, Outlasts or Alien Isolations. That Scissorman is a persistent menace, that means he’ll virtually at all times chase you thru the corridors in a Mr. X or Xenomorph-esque trend. And your solely type of safety is to cover, set traps and run away. So ought to these trendy disguise and search be referred to as much like the Clock Tower?
Clock Tower has some random parts with regards to merchandise places, and there are a number of endings to seek out as nicely, so it could take a number of performs to unravel each supernatural secret within the recreation. Nonetheless, which may lead to a couple tears, because the video above teases a “heartbreaking story.” Combine that with some yellow influences and my curiosity is unquestionably piqued.
Clock Tower creator Kono Hifumi tried to recreate that authentic magic with NightCry a number of years in the past. NightCry has taken point-and-click stress to a few dimensions, and yow will discover the non secular successor on Steam in case you’re within the temper for some spoofy rumors.