After we’re done giggling at that awkward codename — Project Scissors? Really? — let’s talk about the fact that the survival horror classic Clock Tower is getting a spiritual successor. Now, before you get too excited, I will have to let the air out of your sails, because this game is only coming to mobile devices (specifically iOS, Android and Vita). If you’re still with me, the team behind it should be reason enough to get you adequately excited for this surprise reveal.
For starters, it’s a collaborative project between Hifumi Kono (director of the first two Clock Tower games), Masahiro Ito (formerly of Team Silent, where he came up with the design for Pyramid Head while working on the first three Silent Hill games), and renowned Japanese director Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On, The Grudge). That’s some top-tier talent right there.
Here’s what it’ll be about:
“The game’s setting is aboard a luxurious cruise liner in the middle of the ocean. As the ship sails across the deep blue ocean, a series of gruesome and mysterious murders begins to take place, including those of the ship’s crew. Soon the ocean liner is crippled and adrift at sea, and has become an inescapable trap for the passengers. As a passenger of the ship, the player will be tasked with solving the murder mystery to ensure their own survival as well as the rest of the ‘innocent’ passengers.”
If this doesn’t excite you, there’s always that fan-made Clock Tower remake to look forward to.