The classic 16-bit horror game comes to the West for the first time
The clock is ticking for the modern release of a survival-horror classic! Alongside publishing partners Sunsoft and Limited Run Games, we are frightfully excited to announce that an enhanced version of the original 16-bit Clock Tower is headed to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC in early 2024. This marks the first time this terrifying initial adventure in the popular horror series will officially be translated and released in North America and Europe. A new behind-the-scenes video, as shown at the LRG3 digital event, can be seen here!
Originally released on Super Famicom in 1995 in Japan, Clock Tower traps players in the haunting confines of the Barrows family manor, where you’ll be pursued by Scissorman, a murderous, shears-wielding psychopath. As teenage orphan Jennifer Simpson, you will use a point-and-click interface to explore the mansion and search every disturbing corner to find items, reveal secrets, and discover ways to survive Scissorman’s assaults. Without any offensive capabilities, Jennifer must rely on her wits and resourcefulness if she has any hope of escaping with her life and earning one of the game’s multiple endings. A tense atmosphere, chilling sound effects, detailed 2D animations, and randomized elements to maximize replayability demonstrate why Clock Tower is considered a groundbreaking pioneer in the survival-horror genre.
Harnessing the power of Limited Run Games’ Carbon Engine, this new edition of Clock Tower retains the authentic gameplay, graphics, and sound of the original version while also adding modern features and enhancements. These include a new vocal theme song performed by Mary McGlynn (Silent Hill series), a new animated opening, motion-comic cutscenes before and after the game, a bonus art gallery, border artwork, save states, multiple language options, and more.
Clock Tower will be published digitally in North America and Europe by WayForward, followed by a physical version that will be offered on select platforms by Limited Run Games. Further details, including information on the physical preorder window, will be announced at a later date. For the latest news, please visit follow @wayforward and @limitedrungames on social media, and be sure to check out limitedrungames.com and the rest of wayforward.com for other info.
•A survival-horror classic, officially translated and brought out of Japan for the first time
•Run, hide, and survive as you attempt to evade the psychotic Scissorman
•Atmospheric 2D art, detailed animations, and haunting sound effects
•Multiple endings and randomized gameplay elements maximize replayability (and jump scares)
•New animated opening, motion-comic cutscenes, and vocal theme song performed by Mary McGlynn
•Art gallery, save states, and other modern enhancements
Name: Clock Tower
Publisher: WayForward/Limited Run Games
Developer: WayForward/Limited Run Games/Human Entertainment
Release Date: Early 2024
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, PC