Night Trap's Creator Confirms Notorious Sega Mega CD Title Will Be Re-Released

Night-Trap-Creator-Hints-About-RemakeBefore the days of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, a different style of video game was hitting the headlines for its adult themes and controversy. Whilst tame in comparison to the aforementioned titles by today's standards, Night Trap still holds an incredible cult following - with many of its members being informed by the game's creator that a remastered re-release is on the cards.

If for whatever reason you're still yet to play the Sega Mega CD FMV classic, it's most definitely worth a look at even if its gameplay, mechanics and visuals seem a little dated. The title itself was without a doubt one of the greatest uses of full motion video on the CD system, putting others in the genre to shame (if that was possible!).

Earlier today on the Night Trap Facebook Group, fans of the 1992 video game were startled by a message left for them by the game's creator, James Riley. After seeing countless fans of the title frequently requesting a re-make or re-release, Riley had plenty to say about the future of Night Trap.

I appreciate your on-going interest, but please understand I do plan to re-release Night Trap and have been talking with a number of interested parties to do so. However, the specific platform(s) have not been confirmed (including online) and I will let you know once we have a definite plan and release schedule.

Night Trap will come back, in better resolution and game play than before, we just want to be sure it's the best strategy for all involved.

With the arrival of HDTVs and 1080p gaming, if anything there has never been a better time for an FMV revival. Hopefully Riley, who still owns the rights to Night Trap, has all the original footage intact on film awaiting a modern digitalising.

Until more is confirmed, stay tuned as we await more information on the future of Night Trap.

Source: Night Trap Facebook Group

Last Updated ( 20 May 2014 )  


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+1 (Link to this comment) bulletmarv 2014-05-20 21:01
I hope it is re-made or a sequel. This is one of the games that defined the Sega CD and early 90's FMV games.
(Link to this comment) k1ngarth3r 2014-05-20 21:08
No complaints from me, I'll buy the re-release or new version for sure!
-1 (Link to this comment) Amarthar 2014-05-21 07:46
First Shaq Fu, now this? Really?

What about The Journeyman Project? You know, good FMV games.
+1 (Link to this comment) SoulFunk 2014-05-21 16:01
I'd have another blast in HD. Bring it on :lol:
+1 (Link to this comment) RickNotSoDangerous 2014-05-21 21:51
This has made me a very happy bunny
(Link to this comment) Galgomite 2014-05-27 03:51
Glad to hear it. The 64-color original was hard to enjoy.

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