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Film director Guillermo del Toro unveiled ‘Insane,’ his latest videogame project on Spike’s VGA 2010 awards show. Developed by Volition and published by THQ, the gritty video is full of ominous tentacles and suggested violence with a striking image of a needle that’s uncomfortably closed to someone’s eyeball.
“For years, the marriage of videogames and movies has been, frankly, full of domestic violence… because of the stubbornness of an industry that doesn’t allow to conceive of a videogame as anything other than an ancillary product,” said del Toro before introducing Insane. If you’ve ever been disappointed by a game based on a movie, you’ll understand where del Toro is coming from.
Above: Guillermo del Toro calls out the film industry for making bad movie-based games at the VGA 2010 awards show
“I’m a gamer. I was born with a controller in my hand and a giant chicken quesadilla in the other. I promise to bring you visually stunning worlds, one-of-a-kind characters, and hopefully, you’ll shit your pants,” joked del Toro.
The director of Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth has previously stated that he’s ready to make the ‘Citizen Kane of games.’ It’s also expected that Insane may actually be the first title in an epic trilogy done in the style of Mass Effect, which will involve time travel and Lovecraftian themes.
Dec 11, 2010