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Del Toro To Develop A “Lovecraftian” Game

Question: What’s better than having Guillermo Del Toro working on a video game? Answer: The very same video game being Lovecraftian in nature.

Earlier this week, in my article about Call of Cthulhu, I geeked out over how much I love the works of H.P. Lovecraft; he’s in my top five favorite authors. Well, it just so happens that Guillermo Del Toro is one of my top five directors. Coincidentally — or maybe not — Del Toro is also a fan of Lovecraft, and has even directed films containing allusions to Lovecraft’s mythos (see Hellboy, for starters). And that’s just his past work. GDT has also been trying to get an At the Mountains of Madness adaptation greenlit for, oh, I don’t even know how long, and now there are some rumors floating around that he may have finally succeeded.

But enough about movies and books, this is — primarily — a video game site. In case the first sentence wasn’t obvious enough, Guillermo Del Toro is leaving his comfort zone to dabble in the realm of the video game. He is, in fact, working with THQ, and, while he didn’t quite go into specifics, he did drop a little bit of knowledge during an interview with MTV:

“It’s horror…but it’s a very different type of horror game. It’s not survival horror. It’s truly a strange, geeky mix. It’s a Lovecraftian thing. Let’s leave it at that.”

In case you missed it, my head just exploded. Del Toro is not only a fan of Lovecraft, but he has also proven that he can do the man’s work justice. To quote Powerman 5000: “…this is what it’s like when worlds collide.”

Del Toro also mentioned that the first game is scheduled for release in 2013, while subsequent games will be released every third year or so.

Exciting news. You can count on me to keep an eye open for any additional information as it becomes available.

Information comes via GiantBomb

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