It’s hard to believe now but horror video games were a rarity in the early days of the medium. This made those which did release even more notable, often laying the groundwork for the massive franchises we know today.
Clock Tower is one of the most seminal of these early horror titles. Released for the Super Famicom in 1995, and never officially localized, it followed the orphan Jennifer Simpson as she moves into a creepy mansion and is soon beset upon by the Scissor Man. Thankfully those outside of Japan will soon be able to play it thanks to Limited Run Games and WayForward.
The new “Port+” version of Clock Tower will utilise the Carbon Engine and retain the original graphics, gameplay, and audio of the original game. It will be supplemented, however, by a bunch of extra features. These include a new vocal theme by Mary McGlynn (who previously provided vocals for Silent Hill), an animated opening, motion-comic opening and closing cutscenes, an art gallery, and the option to use save states.
Clock Tower will release with support for English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. It will launch in early 2024 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.