James Riley interested in remaking Night Trap
James Riley is the current holder of the rights to Night Trap, an interactive horror movie game that was released on Sega machines, 3DO, DOS and Mac OS between 1992 and 1995. Many people have asked him to use these rights in order to remaster the game and release it for modern systems, to which he has responded today:
“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 platform(s) have not been confirmed (including online) and I will let you know once we have a definite plan and release schedule. Night Trap will come back, in better resolution and game play than before, we just want to be sure it’s the best strategy for all involved.”
Night Trap became infamous in the 90’s after a Government Affairs Committee hearing on video game violence falsely accused the game of having players trap and kill women, whereas the actual goal of the game is to protect them from Vampire-like monsters. In reality, it’s a rather silly game and quickly became cult-classic, as evidenced by the many people still asking for a remake twenty years later.