Clock Tower is a game developed by the now-defunct Human Co. and launched in Japan for the Tremendous Famicom in 1995. Directed by Hifumi Kono (Metal Battalion, Infinite House), the game is a point-and-click journey with a survival horror theme, with the participant exploring a mansion as a younger woman named Jennifer whereas being stalked by the lethal Scissorman. It’s generally grotesque, at all times scary, and got here to be a giant affect on Japanese horror video games.

It offered effectively sufficient to get a director’s lower a 12 months later and spawn a number of sequels, however Clock Tower by no means launched exterior Japan (although there are fan translations). Now Restricted Run Video games, which has been on an actual scorching streak of reviving traditional video games these days, has introduced that in collaboration with developer WayForward the game is being re-released as a “reprint” with new components.

“Clock Tower particularly is a game that I found after I was in all probability about 16, and it holds a very particular place in my coronary heart as a result of on the time it was the scariest factor I had ever performed,” says Mariel Cartwright, artistic lead on the brand new model.

Cartwright goes on to level out that many different horror video games offer you weapons or instruments to struggle again, however that is not the case right here. “It’s true survival horror, you’ll be able to solely survive, and I feel it’s a game that has that quieter pressure.”

This Clock Tower is being localised into 5 languages, together with English, whereas the brand new components talked about embody “improved operability and extra animations” in addition to “opening movies, new theme songs, further cutscenes, video galleries” and extra. The port-slash-remaster is being developed by WayForward, although former Clock Tower collection publishers Capcom and Sunsoft even have their logos seem on the finish of the trailer. It is due for launch in early 2024.