Just the thought of director/writer Guillermo del Toro creating a video game is enough to make me start chomping at the bit. The man is a bonafide genius, when it comes to horror and his brand of storytelling would make any game something you would want to play over and over and over again. When it was first announced that he would be creating a trilogy of games called inSANE, the fangirl in me squealed.
According to Del Toro, inSANE will be a sandbox style game that will be heavily influenced by <insert drum roll> H.P. Lovecraft.
According to the man himself: “”It’s Lovecraftian, it’s really weird, but it’s Lovecraftian in a very sick way,” del Toro said. “It’s truly, truly entertaining. Full of action, but also a very shocking game. And Guy Davis and Francisco [Ruis Velasco]. Guy Davis, to me, is one of the best monster designers alive right now.”
He went on to say, “”We’ve been working for a year. We have two or three more years to go. It’s huge. I’m learning a lot. I’m going in with a really, really modest ‘I’m learning’ approach. I’m a huge gamer but going into constructing it, you have to be respectful of the medium. I’m learning a lot. Talking about the storyline for weeks. We’ve been designing the creatures, which are obscenely fun and unique. You haven’t seen them ever.”
Of course, like all good things, we’ll have to wait two or three years to see inSANE, but I’m sure it will be one of the best video games we’ve ever seen.