You might not remember, but the original developers behind Night Trap launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2014 to produce a “ReVamped” version of the pioneering FMV game for modern consoles. Unfortunately, that campaign failed, and most of us assumed the project was dead. But even if you forgot, the developers didn’t, and they’re preparing to release a remake of Night Trap for the PS4 and Xbox One later this Spring to commemorate the game’s 25th anniversary.
Night Trap was originally released in 1992 for the Sega Genesis’s Sega CD add-on. Players were given control of a futuristic security system and tasked with protecting a slumber party from a gang of vampires. The hook was that players could see the action play out in “full motion video,” and acted out by a Hollywood cast lead by Dana Plato (Kimmy from Diff’rent Strokes).
Neither the Sega CD nor Night Trap made much of an impact on audiences, but the game was rather controversial at the time because its story frequently focused on “lurid content” like teenage girls in bikinis.
The first trailer for the Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition, which will also receive a physical PS4 release thanks to Limited Run Games, has been embedded above.