New character and setting details have been revealed via Kickstarter for the upcoming spiritual successor to the classic horror Clock Tower game series.

Back in September, we brought you the news that Hifumi Kono, creator of the Clock Tower game series, and Takashi Shimizu, director of horror film The Grudge, would be collaborating to bring a new horror game to PS Vita, Android and iOS.

Due to overwhelming support from fans worldwide, a Kickstarter campaign has now been set up to help bring the horror game to PC. At the time of writing, the project currently has 827 backer, who have collectively pledged $39,215. To be successful, the project needs to reach $300,000 before the deadline in 24 days time. Luckily PS Vita owners won’t have to loose sleep on whether the projects funds or not, as the originally announced versions will be coming regardless!

Two recent updates on the Kickstarter page have revealed details of two main characters in the game as well as new information on the creepy setting for the title. Last week also saw the release of a short live action film, which gives us a better idea of what evils await in NightCry. Check the chilling video out below (With the lights on):

In regards to the games setting, we were told via the Kickstarter update that:

The story of NightCry takes place on the Oceanus, a premium class cruiser liner that began service in 2003. Weighing 47050 tonnes, and able to accommodate up to 790 passengers, the Oceanus is manned by a crew of 514. It is one of the oldest model cruiser liners owned and managed by Goldhorn Cruise Line. The class of rooms passengers stay in are separated by floor, and the quality of service is clearly different.

This cruise begins from Venezia, Italy, making a stop at Southampton, England, then finally crossing the Atlantic en route for the Caribbean Islands.

The heroine and her friends are college students from North America that had fieldwork training in the Aegean islands, making their trip back on this cruise liner.

The first character we were introduced to was Monica Flores:

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Monica is an American, 21 year old student that takes Leonard Cosgrove’s course. She is out-going and has a lot of friends, but no “best friends.” She suffers from mood-swings, and is easily influenced by passing trends. She and Rooney don’t get along, likely because they’re polar opposites. 

She comes from an impoverished background, the eldest daughter of 7 siblings. She attends college by working part-time as a janitor and as a waitress. Her dream is to fall in love with a celebrity, and she hopes to accomplish that during the cruise.

We were also introduced to Rooney Simpson:

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Rooney (American, 22 years old) is one of the other students that takes Cosgrove’s course. She’s introverted, serious to a fault, and dislikes standing out. Her grades are relatively high. She has largely lost the will to live after being possessed by suicidal ideations following an incident in her past. Her schoolmates make fun of her, calling her glum and stale, and she gets the sense that she doesn’t belong in the group.

We still await a release date for the PS Vita version of the game, but in the mean time, why not help support their push for a PC release by visiting their Kickstarter page.

TVL will be on hand to provide you with all the latest details on Project Scissors: Nightcry as and when we get it!

  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    I totally support this. Give Horror games a go on the Vita in order to suit all audiences. Check.
    Also I think Konami will be taking this as a hit. More specifically a wake-up call. Converting Silent Hill into an android’s dungeon explorer game and releasing it on Vita certainly did not make most of us happy. Especially the die-hard SH Fans out there who own a Vita. Myself included.
    Capcom took forever to give Vita fans something, so we’ll get Might #9 from their former developer. Someone needs to teach EA a lesson for their disgusting FIFA Legacy Edition hypocrisy, but I don’t think Konami sees the Vita as a promising platform to release their PES

    franchise and certainly nor does 2K to make the same with their NBA Series.