Remember how much of a creep show Pan's Labyrinth was? Perhaps the film's director Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming games will be able to give us the same troubling feelings in the pits of our stomachs. Or maybe they'll have us ponder the raw power of a child's imagination. Regardless of what they'll do for us, games are apparently coming.
Speaking with MTV, del Toro revealed that he's involved on a games project with a big studio. "One of the things we're announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company," he said, adding that the games he'll do will be "technically and narratively very interesting." Specifics or details aside from that weren't unveiled--even the publisher, for now, will remain a mystery.
del Toro isn't exactly a household name yet, unlike Steven Spielburg who has already shown his videogame creation muscle with the Wii-exclusive Boom Blox. But del Toro has directed some big-time stuff. Pan's Labyrinth is definitely one of his most visually captivating movies, but Blade 2 and Hellboy weren't so bad in that department, either.
What can del Toro bring to the table? If he has much to do with these possible games--and it's hard to tell from his vague comments if he's actually embedded in his own development studio--I think we should expect something that looks very different from the norm. Something along the lines of Zeno Clash. At least, that's what my gut is telling me after scrounging the 'net for images connected to the filmmaker.