Horror movies are often defined by their iconic characters. More specifically, their iconic villains. Whether you’re a fan of the golden age classics like Dracula or Frankenstein, or the more modern-day baddies like Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhees, the most famous horror series have that one villain that defines them.
One such example is Chucky, the killer doll of the Child’s Play franchise. Though he’s only been in five movies so far, he’s still instantly recognizable due to his nasty attitude, his willingness to make fun of himself, and the fact that he’s pretty much ensured no one will look at their stuffed dolls the same again. But apparently, movies aren’t enough for him, as Chucky looks to be getting his own video game.
The game in question, currently titled Chucky, is being developed by TikGames, who up to this point focused on developing casual games for XBLA, PSN, PC, and phones. If done properly, this could be the title needed to bring them into the mainstream.
Players will be taking the role of the titular character, as they wander through different environments stalking their victims. The game will be mostly stealth-based, with multiple ways to kill your targets. Considering this is based on a gory 80s horror franchise, one can only imagine the level of creativity that will be going into the various deaths.
Not much else has been revealed just yet, such as if the game will follow the movies, or will be an entirely different story altogether. It’s also not clear what systems the game will be released for. It seems unlikely that it won’t be released on the current consoles, but we’ll have to wait and see.
One thing’s for sure: this game will stir up a ton of controversy once it’s released. Any game that allows players to take the role of a psychotic killer always gets tons of mainstream attention, but considering this one is based off of a well-known horror franchise, it stands to reason that this will be even worse than in most cases.
Would you be interested in a Chucky game? Can relative unknown TikGames handle the task of bringing a horror icon to the world of video games?
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Source: The Escapist