A few days after revealing the creepy coundown clock over at PlayStation Japan, a trailer for Siren New Translation has slunk from the creepy dark places of the internet and landed on GameTrailers. A re-envisioning of the PS2 stealth-based survival game Siren due out in Japan on the PS3 in July, the trailer is loaded with atmosphere, distortion and shadows, and is enough to give even a seasoned horror game player a serious case of the heebie-jeebies. Its editing style, minimal lighting and mix of video and gameplay make the whole thing feel like the evil video from the Ring had a zombie baby with the Blair Witch Project, topped off with a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack that eventually breaks off into a choked wail.
The game itself revolves around a group of people trapped in a remote Japanese village filled with residents ranging from semi-dead to full-blown demonic dead, and for those of you who can’t get over the eerie resemblance to Silent Hill, pat yourselves on the back. The original Siren was directed by Keiichiro Toyama, director of the original Silent Hill, and the production team featured several key figures from the original Team Silent.
Although the original Siren received mediocre reviews at best, this new trailer has already begun to generate buzz, especially among those who played the original and were sorely disappointed. Let’s hope New Translation delivers to be as chilling as the trailer promises, and that the development team has learned from its previous mistakes.