We noticed two things while watching the new trailer for Spike's horror adventure game Twilight Syndrome: Kinjiraneta Toshi Densetsu
(Twilight Syndrome: The Forbidden Urban Legend
) (which you can access by going to the site and clicking the button indicated above):
- It looks exactly like a creepy version of Gyakuten Kenji, with a schoolgirls in place of Miles Edgeworth and Dick Gumshoe
- Zoinks! Like, we gotta get outta here, Scoob!
Seriously, we were expecting hilarity out of this trailer and, while some of the artwork looked goofy, and the actual gameplay
bits looked not-scary-at-all, we got pretty freaked out. Not "get up and hide" level, or "stop blogging" level, but there was at least one
heebie-jeebie involved. We know that the urgent music is designed specifically to try to get a panic response out of us.
The horror genre
is taking off
on the DS in Japan, but the U.S. has Dementium
and pretty much nothing else. Who's going to be the first to localize? Twilight Syndrome
would be a good choice, as part of an existing horror series, for which a movie has just been announced.