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Night Trap 25th Anniversary Also with a physical release!

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It's on PS4, Limited Run are doing a physical release. http://www.screamingvillains.com/ - there's an MP3 of the main theme music up.

Good GOD yes. =P

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Did some digging, the license was granted by - I presume - Tom Zito and Night Trap, LLC. after the developer posted a work in progress of the game running on a mobile phone.

The game will also release to Xbox One, though I think the PS4 is getting digital AND physical.

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I put myself through footage of Night Trap when beefing up the Sega Retro page a month or two ago. I'm usually up for giving a game a fair chance regardless of age or popular opinion, but this one's a dismal experience.

You need to avoid watching any of the interesting footage to get a decent score, instead being treated to the same two or three guys plodding about in corridors. It's the sort of game that should be in the public domain as a piece of history, not something you should be paying money for, regardless of how much they're stretching VHS footage from 1986.


If nothing else they should really be combining all of this tat. You're not going to get the quality from Digital Pictures' FMV games, so you might as well go for quantity.
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Bad news, Tom Zito got back to me saying: "I have no part in it"

Perhaps they lost the rights or the rights reverted to the previous owner when ReVamped failed to get backed.

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Did they cut parts of the screen to make a compromise between 4:3 and 16:9?

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If anything, it's expanded:

Posted Image

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I'm willing to throw my money at this stupid game. Are the covers reversible? I don't know whether I want the 32X CD cover or the Sega CD cover.

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Is it going to say "32X" or "SEGA CD 32X"?

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So uh, what's the difference between the orange and blue spines exactly?

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I haven't played Night Trap. I've heard of the name but never knew what it's about and all the controversy it caused. I'm definitely getting this out of curiosity.

The Mp3 main theme sounds good.

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View PostLiraxus, on 28 April 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

So uh, what's the difference between the orange and blue spines exactly?

One's the US 32XCD release, one's the US Mega CD release. 2 different versions & therefore two different homages for Night Trap.

Wouldn't have killed them for one of those - especially the 32X one, that next to no-one will have played - to have been the EU MCD design, though. >_>

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View PostOverlord, on 26 April 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

If anything, it's expanded:

Posted Image
Oh. Could have sworn that the aspect ratio in the trailer looked different than that.

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May I ask something? This might seem like a silly question but, why this game?

Yes, I know it was one of the first (if not first) examples of CD technology being used for FMV playback, and yes I also know it caused a lot of "violence" fears (note the quotations please) that caused the creation of the ratings system, but is there an actual valid reason as to why this game is being re-released? You honestly can't tell me these are the reasons to bring back such a crappy game, one that (in my mind) is the reason the Mega CD had a alot of crappy FMV titles afterwards, instead of actual games.

...no, there's gotta be more to this I'm not seeing, I thought I was losing my mind as everyone here so far seemed rather... well not really "excited" per se, but you all seem to be expressing quite a great deal more enthusiasm than I would have expected. Are they paying you behind the forums or something? Are you getting a cut? Have you been brainwashed? What's the secret, you can all tell me~ Come tell your old uncle Jester what's up >=) Are they touching you in a place that makes you feel uncomfortable? Are you being blackmailed? Are the FBI about to jump through my window, and flash a neuralizer in my eyes?

No really though, I am seriously curious, have I missed something?

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View PostMarkeyJester, on 28 April 2017 - 07:45 PM, said:

No really though, I am seriously curious, have I missed something?

Notoriety and novelty value. Same reason Plan 9 from Outer Space got a significant restoration and colorization.

Terrible as it is, this game actually has a significant market:
  • People who are curious if it's as bad as they've heard
  • People who are curious if it's as bad as they remember
  • People who are curious if it is as scandalous as they've heard
  • People who enjoy laughing at bad games
  • People who want to make YouTube videos
  • People who want to look at barely-dressed teenage girls and don't know how to Google the term "barely 18"
  • People who actually like this game Wait, nah, these ones don't exist


The game is rather infamous. That it doesn't live up to that infamy is irrelevant; it *has* that infamy, and so it's something people want to experience, even if they know full well they won't get anything out of it.

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If they announce a Sonic '06 4K Remaster people will be as excited about it or more.

Now where is my Rise of the robots re-release
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