Night Trap, the live-action game originally released on Sega CD back in 1992, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In celebration, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are both seeing a release of the game, with a boxed edition hitting PlayStation 4.
Developed originally by Digital Pictures for Hasbro's VHS-based Control-Vision console, Night Trap eventually ended up seeing its first release on Sega CD. The plot had you controlling traps in a house full of girls besieged by vampires. Your goal was to trap the vampires and save the girls before either vampires took too many victims or your traps were disconnected.
Screaming Villains is handling development of the game, but Limited Run Games is helping them put out a physical release, which features some deliciously Sega CD-inspired box design. The art is different from the original release of the game, but the styling of the covers more closely resembles the system's iconic look:
It's worth preserving
Night Trap is not a good game. It's not even an okay game. But it's still worth preserving as a piece of gaming history. It was one of the biggest games on the Sega CD system and featured the late Dana Plato. Among the various live-action games that came out during that period, Night Trap is probably the most memorable even though it probably isn't the best.
What it's most remembered for, though, is its role in getting those ESRB ratings plastered onto the lower-left corner of just about every game released in the United States. Night Trap, alongside Lethal Enforcers, Doom, and Mortal Kombat, was cited in the congressional hearings around violent video games. The game is pretty tame by today's standards, and the violence is incredibly cheesy. Back then, it was called shameful, sick, disgusting, and ultra-violent. That it involved human characters instead of crude game drawings made it, along with Lethal Enforcers and Mortal Kombat, especially concerning to parents and politicians looking for a crusade back then.
Sega eventually pulled the game, and it would later see release on the Sega 32X, 3DO, as well as PC and Apple Macintosh a few years later.
The game is set to hit this spring, though pricing has not yet been announced. And like the original, the game has been rated T for Teen, for violence, blood, and suggestive themes.
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