Clock Tower Gets 20th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection
Before Resident Evil and Silent Hill, horror games were kind of all over the place. Very rarely were they actually scary or even trying to be really. At best you’d end up with sort of Halloweenie games that just has horror themes (Castlevania, SplatterHouse), and the first real survival horror game was Atari’s Alone in the Dark, which honestly doesn’t hold up well at all, at least in my opinion. But you know what does hold up well? 1995’s Clock Tower.
Even as a Super Famicom game (The original never came to the West) the original Clock Tower is still a panic-inducing and frightening game to this day. It drips with atmosphere and classic horror sensibilities with its main antagonist, the Scissor Man. The game was such a hit, it spawned a number of sequels, until it finally came to a conclusion with 2002’s Clock Tower 3, and the spin-off Haunting Grounds. Its legacy still holds today with the successfully crowd-funded NightCry, a spiritual successor being developed by both veterans of the Clock Tower franchise but also of horror games in general.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original game, Capcom is releasing a CD collection with the soundtracks of Clock Tower, Clock Tower 2 and Clock Tower: Ghost Head (which was released in the US as Clock Tower 2, since we never got the first game). The four disc collection will be released in Japan at 5400 yen, or $43.83 US, as well as a collector’s edition that comes with a vinyl record of select tunes, digital copies of the music and special packaging for 10,969 yen or $89.04 US.
This collection will be coming out January 16th of next year, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!