It's been 25 years since the campy "violent" full motion video game Night Trap graced computer screens. A browser game and a failed Kickstarter did little to revive interest in the game, but it appears that publisher Limited Run Games was interested enough in a remaster by developer Screaming Villains to bring Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition to PS4 sometime later this spring.
The game is basically an interactive movie, and while it won't win any awards for art direction or acting, it appears to stay true to the original schlock of a house full of teenage girls being attacked by vampires. The player is a security guard monitoring the house via closed circuit cameras. The box art will be a "repainting" of the original Sega boxes, available in three varieties.
The original game caused some consternation among the thought police back in 1993 because of its mature and "violent" theme. It was eventually withdrawn from the market, was part of hearings in front of the US Senate, and was one of the games that caused the formation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board. When it was finally rated, it received an M. However, changing cultural norms and the campy nature have revised the rating to T for the 25th anniversary version.
Limited Run did not give a price or release date for the game, although it could shoot for the true 25th anniversary on October 15.