Creepy author Clive Barker seems to have little trouble moving between entertainment mediums, raising hell in the realms of books, films and video games with his special brand of horror that often involves people getting sharp things shoved into their fleshy bits. The latest game
to bear his name and twisted influence is entitled Cliver Barker's Jericho
and, thanks to the power of modern consoles, will likely feature the most realistic blood to ever grace your HDTV set.
Joining hands with British developer Codemasters and gleefully skipping through the development graveyard, Mr. Barker claims that the project is very close to his heart and that he doesn't think "there's ever been anything like it." He goes on to label it as "the most spectacular, creative, and unflinching realization of a Clive Barker nightmare that will drag players in kicking and screaming." Even scarier is the fact that he now refers to himself in third-person, no doubt brought on by all those nightmares he's so keen on sharing with us.
Tasked with wiping out an evil, umm, evil
, players will have to deal with a lost city that's mysteriously reappeared in the desert, no doubt returning with its streets lined with all manner of monsters and unpleasantries. The initial screenshots look lovely, though "lovely" may not be the most appropriate word when describing a man with blades for hands, giant staples in his head and what appears to be a nasty case of Gingivitis. We don't particularly look forward to meeting him.
If the superb Clive Barker's Undying
is anything to go by, however, we do look forward to learning more about Jericho
. It's out on next-generation consoles and PC sometime next year.