Possibly one of the most infamous video games of all time, NIGHT TRAP, originally released via the Sega CD/ Mega CD add-on peripheral for the Sega Genesis, will be receiving a re-release, according to the game’s co-creator.
NIGHT TRAP Co-creator James Riley, recently replied to the cries of diehard fans within a closed facebook community who had been pleading with the co-creator & current rights holder to either plan a re-release of the classic with improved FMV visuals in the near future or hand over the rights to someone that would be willing to do something with the property.
In regards to the pleas, Riley said the following to NIGHT TRAP’s faithful “creepers”: “I appreciate your on-going interest, but please understand I do plan to re-release NIGHT TRAP and have been talking with a number of interested parties to do so. However, the specific platforms have not been confirmed, including online and I’ll let you know once we have a definite plan and release schedule. NIGHT TRAP will come back, in better resolution and gameplay than before, we just want to be sure it’s the best strategy for all involved.”
For some of our younger viewers to whom the game might be far before their time, NIGHT TRAP became infamous back in 1993 for it’s then use of hyper-realistic, full-motion graphics. The game’s narrative unfolds through a “number of hidden cameras planted throughout the house” as a group of teenage girls participate in a playful slumber party when vampire-like creatures called “Augers” begin to stalk and subsequently murder the young girls, one-by-one. It is one of the first games (along with the original MORTAL KOMBAT, among others) to create such controversy that it even lead to numerous congressional hearings about the impact of violence in modern video games and ultimately towards the formation of the ESRB we all know today. Yes, you can blame NIGHT TRAP for that, minors.
Source: NIGHT TRAP Facebook Community