Del Toro On inSANE: "Lovecraftian In A Very Sick Way"
Some time ago, we heard that film director Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy," "Pan's Labyrinth") was working with Volition and THQ on a video game.
It was officially unveiled at the 2011 Video Game Awards but even so, inSANE isn't scheduled to release for quite some time. That's why we really haven't heard many details, but the MTV Multiplayer Blog talked to del Toro about the project.
"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."
The game itself will be set in a "large, sandbox world," and that's usually an encouraging concept. Del Toro added that his "life is pretty much 24/7 work" right now, but this long-term project is definitely worth the time. As one final hint, he compared the game's atmosphere and theme to a very recognizable author:
"It's Lovecraftian, it's really weird, but it's Lovecraftian in a very sick way, which I like. It's truely, truely 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."
So are you feeling positive about inSANE? Are you buying del Toro's "I'm a huge gamer" claim? Personally, as "Pan's Labyrinth" is one of my favorite movies, I'd like to give this guy the benefit of the doubt.
Related Game(s): inSANE
8/15/2011 8:50:58 PM John Shepard