It’s a long ways off, not coming out till 2013, but an incredibly brief teaser for inSane, a collaboration between Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and publisher THQ, has been revealed. Hit the jump for a link and a little more info on the project.
Watch the teaser in snazzy GameTrailers HD. Admittedly, it shows very little, providing just some very tiny, very vague hints at what the game will actually be like. Lots of screaming, lots of crying, lots of other unsettling noises. And squirming, squidgy things. Hopefully some psychological scares will be had instead of just visual ones.
inSane is being developed by Volition, Inc. who have previously created the Summoner, Red Faction, and Saints Row series. Aside from playing a bit of the first Summoner game almost 10 years ago now, I haven’t really played any of the others, but I sincerely hope del Toro has made a good decision with regards to the team he’s working with.
On Twitter, Danny Bilson (of THQ) stated that he has been working on the game with del Toro for 6 months so far, so clearly there is a LOT of development time to come. He has just finished working out the “story beats,” and describes the game as a “Horrific Adventure.” Those are two words that I very much like to hear when reading about a game.
Apparently inSane will be the first in a potential trilogy, which could mean the second or third installments won’t be arriving till the release of the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Del Toro has said the following about the project:
“With this new series of video games, I want to take players to a place they have never seen before, where every single action makes them question their own senses of morality and reality”
That’s also the sort of thing I like to hear.
I really, really hope they play up the horror aspect of this title though, as too many games nowadays sacrifice actual horror in favour of action and blowing undead-tentacled-infected-mutant-type-things apart. Whatever the case, we’ll likely get some fantastic creature designs from del Toro. This should be a game to keep an eye on. For the next 3 years. Sigh.