After 25 years, Night Trap is finally headed to the PS4 and Xbox One

Night Trap will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. What better way to celebrate than a release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

So what is Night Trap? It is a game that you may have never heard of, but it has a has a very interesting history behind it. Before we get into that, take a look at the announcement trailer.

A Little History

Night Trap was released on the Sega CD in 1992 by Digital Pictures. The game became a very hot topic as it became one of the primary reasons we now have the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board). It’s really interesting to note that the game was actually filmed back in 1987 (five years before it was released). It was originally in development for Hasbro’s Control-Vision video game system, which was eventually discontinued. The game was then placed into archives where it was picked up in 1991 by Digital Pictures and eventually released on the Sega CD and later to the Sega 32X, 3DO, MS-DOS, Mac OS.

The Game Is Tame by Today’s Standards

It was s time where video games were unregulated. So companies released games with some featuring violence and blood, and in Night Trap’s case, girls in nightgowns shown in FMV sequences. By today’s standards, the game looks very tame, but back then it ruffled quite a few feathers. Eventually, congress got involved. Of course, Night Trap isn’t the only game on the list that eventually led to the creation of the ESRB. Mortal Kombat, Lethal Enforcers, and Doom were also some of the other notable games that were brought up.

It’s a pretty interesting subject to learn more about. And if you do want to know more, especially the battle between Sega and Nintendo at the time, you might want to watch this video from The Gaming Historian.

Night Trap

It’s definitely a piece of gaming history. Screaming Villains are the people responsible for the return of the cheesy horror, interactive game. The game will be released both a digital and physical release. Limited Run Games will be handling the PlayStation 4 physical copy. It will be released with two different inserts, one with the Sega CD box art and the other with the 32x version. It’s currently unknown if these will be two different versions, or if it will feature both covers on each side of the inserts.

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