Rising Star will release its unique Wii horror game, Ju-On: The Grudge, on Friday October 23rd.
The company is billing the game as a ‘fright-sim’, in which gamers themselves control the thrills in the hopes of terrifying the other players.
We see Ju-On as a title that can be enjoyed by everyone and, when played with friends and family, a horror game that you can all have a laugh playing,” product marketing assistant Yen Hau told MCV.
Ju-On: The Grudge is based on the Japanese horror film of the same name, which spawned a 2004 re-make starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. And the creator of the original movie, Takashi Shimzu, has worked closely with the game’s developers to help recreate the film’s creepy atmosphere.
Ju-On is one of our key releases this side of Christmas,” continued Hau.
It carries with it a high pedigree in Japanese horror movies – it is an icon in its own right. Couple that with it being a terrifying interactive experience and the heavy involvement of the director of the original movies and you have the recipe for a truly immersive fright-sim.
Considering the nature of the game and the strong brand licence, we expect good things from Ju-On, especially considering it is scheduled for release in the run-up to both Halloween and the London MCM Expo, where we will be promoting it heavily to our core target audience.”