Could this be the next splatter masterpiece to find its way out of Japan? Maybe we won’t go that far, but Samurai Zombie certainly looks like it’s got a hell of a lot going for it, not the least of which being that is was directed by Versus star and all around badass Tak Sakaguchi.
Yesterday Sony released Siren: Blood Curse in the States, and I’ve managed to play through a couple of the episodes. Due to the really rather bizarre fashion in which it’s been released, I want to give some quick impressions to help you guys make up your minds.
So Nintendo had absolutely nothing for horror gamers in their press conference at E3 yesterday. Don’t worry, though; there are still some quality horror titles heading to the Nintendo Wii.
Reviewed by Evil Andy Starring Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Shoko Nakahara, Sayako Nakoshi Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Did you know the devil had a cell phone? I can’t imagine why you would think otherwise; they are a tool of evil for most. But did you know if you call his cell phone at midnight, he will grant your wish? Yep. The only catch is he controls your life for the duration of the call.
Reviewed by Carmen Potts Starring Minase Yashiro, Asami, Taro Suwa, Ryôji Okamoto, Directed by Noboru Iguchi
Sony has just released a trailer of the new Siren game, revealing some very striking graphics, some great music and lots of Silent Hill-esque overtones. Seems like this supposed remake is going the route of The Grudge, inserting a few American characters into the horrible events taking place in Japan, and based on the combination of English and Japanese dialogue, it’s something I hope they don’t change.
Siren was a pretty unique little horror game. Released on the PS2, the game had a Ju-On- esque structure and a gameplay dynamic that let you “sight jack”; in other words you could see what other people, or in fact, the monsters roaming around the Japanese landscapes could see. Rather than focusing on combat, the game focused on stealth, so the ability to know exactly what someone else was looking at was pretty useful.
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Starring Nikki Takei, Natalie Okamoto, Yoi Tanabe, Eiji Inoue, Daisuke Suzuki, Mark Ofuji Directed by Jason Cuadrado
Reviwed by Michelle Lee Starring Miki Nakatani (Mai), Rikiya Otaka (Yoichi), Hitomi Sato (Masami), Masahiko Ono (Okazaki), Matsushima Nanako (Reiko), Hiroyuki Sanada (Ryuji Takayama) Directed by Hideo Nakata