Daisy Fuentes Pilates will no longer be the most horrifying experience you can have while using the Wii Balance Board.
So far, the Wii Balance Board has mostly been used for checking one's body mass and skiing, but now Marvelous Entertainment wants to use it to scare your feet off. Announced for Japan in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine was Ikenie no Yoru, which translates to Night of the Sacrifice, a horror adventure game that features the use of the Wii Balance Board.
Night of the Sacrifice follows five college students that take a vacation to Tsukuyomi Canyon, an area where locals used to make human sacrifices to the gods. It sounds like a really great place to get some R&R.
Like most cheesy horror films, these college students get more than they bargained for and become involved with ghosts and a bunch of other scary freaks. The game's trailer shows the cel-shaded students exploring dirty and bloody environments with players using the Wii Remote as a flashlight. They'll communicate through text messaging while avoiding chainsaw-wielding creeps, scary girls that play the piano, and eyeless monstrosities.
Also shown in the trailer are two weapons, a gun and a pipe, so the students may gain the ability to fight back against these horrors. All that Marvelous revealed about the Balance Board is that it would be used in the game, but annoyingly didn't say exactly how.
I would speculate that it's used for walking, but you never know, Night of the Sacrifice could be a body-fat measuring game in disguise. Perhaps ghosts only go after people that don't exercise. Having to use a device like the Balance Board to move in a survival horror game sounds pretty horrific on its own anyway, so hopefully Marvelous has something more clever in mind.
Night of the Sacrifice will be released in Japan on March 24, 2011 and hasn't been announced for other regions yet.