Clock Tower Series Could Be Making A Comeback
Sunoft’s survival horror point-and-click adventure game series, Clock Tower, may soon be making a major comeback.
Dusk Golem (aka AestheticGamer), who is known for his contacts in the game industry, took to Twitter to hint at the possibility of a Clock Tower series revival. According to him, old school horror fans are going to want to tune in to Sunsoft’s forthcoming official live event, as there’s something there for them to look forward to.
The aforementioned live stream, which is titled Sunsoft is Back 2, will air on YouTube on April 19, 2020 at 11 PM PT, April 20, 2023 at 2 AM ET, and April 20, 2023 at 7 AM BST. The first stream’s host, Sunsoft-Nosuke, a computer-generated persona, stated that there were a few announcements that they were unable to present. They then mentioned not being able to unveil a certain remake.
Sunsoft acquired the Clock Tower intellectual property from Developer Human Entertainment back in the year 2000, when the latter went out of business. As such, the horror game Golem appears to be hinting at is most likely Clock Tower. Given that the virtual host of the first stream specifically mentioned a remake, it’s likely that the new entry isn’t a sequel. Remakes of horror titles have been a lot of success lately, and it appear that Sunsoft is looking to replicate the same success for its own horror IP.
The original Clock Tower was is a survival horror point-and-click adventure game series created by Hifumi Kono. There are a total of four games in the series. Clock Tower, the first game, was developed by Human Entertainment and released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1995. Two additional games, Clock Tower (1996) and Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within (1998), were also developed by Human Entertainment and released outside of Japan on PS1. Clock Tower 3 (2002), the fourth and most recent game, was co-created for the PS2 by Capcom and Sunsoft. The series’ gameplay typically involves hiding from enemy pursuers and running away from them without using any weapons to defeat them. Scissorman frequently serves as the game’s only enemy and is a recurring antagonist.