The spiritual follow up to the Clock Tower franchise, formerly known as Project Scissors, now has an official name and its own live-action teaser trailer.
The game is called Night Cry. It’s set aboard a cruise ship and is a murder mystery, which shouldn’t be a surprise for fans of the Clock Tower series. Players are tasked with figuring out who is behind the murders. The game sees the return of Hifumi Kouno, the director of the first two Clock Tower games.
The mysteriously ambiguous trailer, which can be seen below, was directed by Takashi Shimizu, the man behind the Japanese horror classic, Ju-on: The Grudge. Not much sense can be made of the trailer, but I was happy to catch a glimpse of a giant pair of scissors.
A release date hasn’t been set yet, but Night Cry will released on iOS, Android and PlayStation Vita. MONG will keep you updated as soon as more information on Night Cry is known.
The Clock Tower series is one of the earliest game that comes to mind that went with the gameplay design aesthetic of choosing evasion rather combat. It’s a game mechanic that has been repopularized in games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Alien: Isolation and is perfectly suited for the horror genre.
I was a big fan of the original Clock Tower for PlayStation and I also have fond memories of Clock Tower 3 for PlayStation 2, despite how silly it is at times. Because of that nostalgia, I’m excited to see how Night Cry turns out.
Jason Patrick is an Associate Writer at MONG. His PlayStation 3 recently met the Yellow Light of Death, so please keep him in your thoughts. If you’d like, follow him on Twitter.