TGS 2014: Project Scissors, a spiritual successor to Clock Tower revealed; Ju-On, Silent Hill talent on board

Wowzah. Um, wow.

We’ve got a brand new game announcement from TGS to tell you about, and you might want to hold onto your butts. Revealed at the show’s Indie Stream event was a spiritual successor to the Clock Tower series, Project Scissors. Actually revealed to be a new series and not just one game, Project Scissors brings onboard Japanese horror talents from both the gaming and film space, putting this announcement on our radar big time.

Hifumi Kouno will be the Director behind Project Scissors – his previous work includes Clock Tower: The First Fear and Clock Tower, which he directed for Human Cooperation in the 90s. Here’s Hifumi’s full comments on the project:

When conceiving the idea for a new horror game, I focused on staying true to the essence of what I created in Clock Tower, which was the edge-of-the-seat suspense and fear of an unknown. I have been preparing for this game for over 5 years – and now the development is finally about to begin.

Over the last few years, I was joined by a wonderful group of creators with impressive resume, driven by the common passion to create something original outside the big commercial game franchises. This is my first foray into the indie scene, but the nature of the horror genre in its purest form is about overcoming obstacles such as limited budget and time with passion and talent. I’m willing to push myself to the limit, and I’m excited and ready for this
challenge.

Next up is Masahiro Ito, most famously known for his creature and environmental design work in the Silent Hill series. Masahiro will be taking upon the same role in Project Scissors, designing creepy monsters for a video game! As you can imagine, I’m very excited about that.

Last but not least is film director Takashi Shimizu, known for the Ju-On films. Takashi will be Creative Producer behind the game, assisting with the game’s story and directing a live action trailer.

All of this talent sounds amazing, but what about the game itself? Well, the game is set to take place on a luxury cruise liner that becomes the scene of grizzly and unexplained murders. As evidence by Ito’s involvement, we can expect some supernatural monsters, no doubt. Project Scissors aims to be an authentic Japanese horror experience from indie studio Nude Maker, and it sounds like it may very well be just that with all of these cool people attached.

Project Scissors is planned for release on the PlayStation Vita, and iOS/Android devices.

COMMENTS

  • Ross Ingram

    I am excited for this. A Clock Tower spiritual successor, Masahiro Ito, and it’s on PS Vita 😀

  • Owl

    I was SO EXCITED until I read it was for the PS Vita… Ugh. It’s the one console I just don’t want to buy.

    • Cheshire TrollCat

      Yes yessss, let the salt flow through you.

  • LoveAnimation

    Why must it only be released for the Vita?
    Why cant it be released for the big consoles too? 🙁
    This game sounds like it probably will be amazing and i have wanted more Japanese horror games to get released for a long time now but im not very interested in buying a Vita.

    • Cheshire TrollCat

      I guess having a vita payed off after all, let the salt flow through you.

  • Mohammad A. Fikree

    Until now, Clock Tower for the friggin’ SNES still manages to scare the hell out of me…

  • Anubis

    What’s up with all the awesome horror gaming news?

  • Amanda Rae

    it’s christmas for horror fans :’)

  • *Reads that it’s a horror game, and a successor to Clock Tower and gets really excited* *finds out it’s for Vita and iOS, shuts the browser down*

  • Maybe if it sells well they’ll put it on PC?

    • Luke Hedley

      thats the first thing that came to mind for me

    • Cheshire TrollCat

      Am i the only one thats fine with it on the vita?

      • If you have a Vita, then sure. I do, and I’m excited, but it is a pretty awesome project to be limited to handhelds. People want it on their TVs.

  • Kei-chan

    I want this game but they put it on all the platforms I don’t play on >_>

  • Ivan Barron

    That’s interesting news but are people still working on Remothered?

  • Carl Johnson

    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes

    “coming to Vita and [mobile]”

    Nevermind.

  • David Lins

    I literally just sold my Vita. I knew this would happen. I just knew it. Bah

  • Andy

    I love Japanese horror but on vita? meh.

  • Roger Buarø

    Games for PS Vita never keeps dissapointing me c: I be looking forward to it. Hope for a release on PSN store for Europe.

  • Henrikm

    cool perhaps they can take insperation from Clocktower’s adopted sister Demento/Haunting ground aswell…

    Great news but yeah….Dont own a Vita ethier.

  • Megan Schneider

    Why is everything on a boat these days? lol

  • CCWUZHERE

    awesome news (aside from the console choices) but then this means no Ito for Silent HIlls 🙁

    • AmonTigris

      Not true. As a game artist myself I can confirm that concept artists are very capable of working on multiple game projects and it’s commonly how we work.

  • Steven Bayne

    Fuck yes! I only hope that it is coming to PS4. If not,I guess I’ll be buying a Vita.

  • Prima

    😀 YEAH BUDDY. MY PS VITA IS READY. GIMME GIMME GIMME.

  • Brhoom26

    Resident evil, silent hill, fatal frame, alone in the dark and now this? All the original horror games are back im so happy right now :,)

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    YAAYAYAYAYYAAYAYA VITA is GETING THE LOVE!!!!!!!! (I can’t stop shouting)

  • ariessiren

    Should be great. Guessing it’s pretty much going to be touch screen, point and click, just like the original. so hopefully a ps4 version Will come out using the touch pad.
    He Stated he would like more versions, but needs help with the budget. I loved clock tower 1, 2, and 3.
    Can always play it on a tablet or phone.

  • ariessiren

    just play it on your phone . everybody has a cell phone so it’s not like it’s not on a system you don’t own. it’s basically an indie mobile game its not a full on huge gigantic Triple A game.

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