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Clock Tower: Rewind Brings Classic Horror to PS5 and PS4

Clock Tower: Rewind Brings Classic Horror to PS5 and PS4
Clock Tower: Rewind Brings Classic Horror to PS5 and PS4 (Image via: @PlayStation X Handle)
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WayForward Technologies is bringing back the 1995 survival horror classic, Clock Tower, with a new enhanced version called Clock Tower: Rewind. This updated game will be available for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Originally released for the Super Famicom, Clock Tower became known for its chilling atmosphere and innovative gameplay.

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A Classic Revived

Clock Tower follows the story of Jennifer Simpson, an orphan adopted by the wealthy Barrows family. Jennifer finds herself in a terrifying situation where she must escape from a mansion while being chased by the Scissorman, a killer wielding giant shears. The game is inspired by Italian horror films, especially Dario Argento’s Phenomena. Players use a point-and-click interface to explore the mansion, find items, and uncover secrets to survive the deadly game​.

New Features and Enhancements

Clock Tower: Rewind retains the original’s gameplay and graphics but adds several modern features. New additions include:

  • Animated Intro: A new animated opening sequence to set the tone for the game.
  • Motion Comics: Cutscenes presented in a motion-comic style.
  • Creator Interviews: Insights from the original game’s creators.
  • Art Gallery: A collection of artwork from the game.
  • Save States: The ability to save progress at any point.
  • Music Player: Listen to the game’s soundtrack, including a new vocal theme song performed by Mary McGlynn, known for her work on the Silent Hill series​​.
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Enhanced and Original Modes

Players can choose between the original mode, which offers the classic 1995 experience, or the enhanced mode with all the new features. The enhanced mode includes a new animated intro, opening and ending theme songs, motion-comic cutscenes, and more​​.

Pre-Orders and Release Date

Pre-orders for Clock Tower: Rewind will be available from May 31, 2024, through June 30, 2024. The game will be released digitally and in physical editions. Limited Run Games will handle the physical release, which includes several editions: Standard, PC Micro, and Collector’s Editions. The Collector’s Edition features a booklet, poster, acrylic standees, original soundtrack, keychain, stress ball, sticker sheet, statuette, and enamel pin​​.

Legacy and Impact

Clock Tower is a pioneer in the survival horror genre, influencing many later games. Its tense atmosphere, detailed 2D animations, and chilling sound effects contribute to its enduring legacy. The new enhancements aim to bring this classic to a new generation of gamers while preserving its original charm​​​​.

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Clock Tower: Rewind is expected to release in Fall 2024. For more updates, visit WayForward’s official website and follow their social media channels.

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