Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition

A remastered edition of Night Trap, a game that debuted in 1992. The new version was developed by Screaming Villains. Similarly to its predecessor, the game uses full motion video technology that utilizes interactive video materials with real actors. The developers of the remaster cleaned ninety minutes of the recordings used in the original game and they created a new interface that supports FullHD resolution. In Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition the player assumes the role of one of the agents of a secret agency that fights paranormal threats. The game takes place in the house of Martin family. Five young female friends are sleeping there. Soon they discover that they aren’t alone, as vampire-like creatures called Augers invaded the house. The player must protect the girls from danger by using various traps installed across the mansion. The gameplay focuses on observation of the feed from eight different cameras and on activating traps whenever one of the monsters is in the range. Because the events are played in real time, each failure is permanent – failing to protect even one girl leads to losing the game and to having to start it from the beginning.

PC / Windows
Game Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (PC) Cover
Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition | PC

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition release date for PC:

game language:
English

15 August 2017 | Worldwide

15 August 2017 | Europe

15 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (PS4) Cover
Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition | PS4

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition release date for PS4:

game language:
English

15 August 2017 | Worldwide

15 August 2017 | Europe PAL

15 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (XONE) Cover
Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition | XBOX ONE

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

December 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition for PC / Windows is a remastered edition of Night Trap, a game that originally debuted on Sega CD in 1992. The original game was developed by Digital Pictures, a studio that was active since 1991 to 1995. The developer specialized in games that used the once-popular full motion video technology. This technology featured interactive video materials with real actors. The remastered edition was developed by Screaming Villains. The developers cleaned ninety minutes of original recordings and they created a new version of the interface that supports full HD resolution.

Night Trap is an important part of the video game industry history due to the impact it had on the process of creating the first formalized age classification system (ESRB, which exists to this day). During the early nineties, Night Trap and games like Mortal Kombat caused a moral panic in the United States of America. The journalists and politicians claimed that the game had very negative impact on the morality and behavior of children, who in their opinion were the only people interested in playing video games. Due to the controversies, the game was withdrawn from distribution and a special commission was appointed in order to determine the fate of similar games.

Plot

The story of Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition starts when five young friends decide to spend a night together in the house of one of them. However, they soon discover that the Martin family’s mansion in which they decided to stay has a history of people disappearing there. Because of that, it is constantly monitored by an organization that deals with paranormal threats. The player assumes the role of an agent who must protect the girls from the vampiric creatures known as Augers. In order to achieve his goals, he must use traps installed in various parts of the house.

Mechanics

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition for PC / Windows offers simple and easy to learn gameplay mechanics that weren’t changed since the original game. The player assumes the role of an agent who is sitting in the monitor room. His task is to observe the feed from eight different cameras hidden in the most important parts of the house. Whenever the player sees a monster on one of the cameras, he must activate a trap that will eliminate him – for example, a hatch in the ground or a rotating bookshelf. The game is played in real time and each failure is permanent. If the player allows too many vampires to enter the house or if he loses one of the girls, he loses the session and is forced to start playing from the beginning.

Technical aspects

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition contains the whole cinematic material from the original version of the game. The recordings were cleaned and digitally improved so that they can be displayed in high resolutions. The title also received a completely new interface.

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition trailer #1

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition trailer #1 | 1:16

Oryginalna gra Night Trap wykonana w technice FMV doczeka się odświeżonej edycji z okazji 25 urodzin.