Guillermo del Toro’s horrifying first foray into videogames has been revealed, but it still has a long way to go.
Guillermo del Toro’s videogame team-up with THQ is currently producing a title called Insane which was recently revealed at the 2010 Spike TV Video Game Awards. When I say revealed, I mean the game now has a trailer that let us know its title.
As reported, Insane is being guided by del Toro and is indeed a horror game. It’s from THQ with Volition at the helm, a veteran studio recently known for Saint’s Row 2 and Red Faction: Guerrilla.
It also won’t be out until 2013 at the earliest. The trailer definitely gives you the idea that Insane will be something horrifying, including all of the staples of terror like weird bugs, someone’s random teeth, voices crying out in terror, and a needle about to go into a human eye. However, it’s possible that none of this imagery relates to what Insane will become, because it’s at least two years away from release.
Rumors have said that Insane would be an RPG epic, but Mass Effect 3 was also revealed at the VGAs so some wires may have gotten crossed there for all we know. I’m not sure whether to be excited about Insane or not, because technically all we have to go on is a name, and the concept of “horror.”
Judging by title alone, I could guess that Insane will take cues from Eternal Darkness, which made players think they were going crazy as their in-game characters did by breaking the fourth wall, pretending as if a player’s television had lost visual input and such. Pan’s Labyrinth proved that del Toro has the ability to come up with some very creepy stuff, so mixed with player interaction his ideas are likely to generate something totally messed up along the same lines.