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Deep Silver Reveals Survival Horror Title, Cursed Mountain

by Nick DiMola - July 31, 2008, 9:17 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: IGN

Set to feature gesture based controls, a visual experience that pushes the Wii hardware, and refined gameplay.

Deep Silver, through a feature on IGN, revealed their latest Wii title, Cursed Mountain. The game is a survival horror title and focuses around a particular exploit of a high altitude climber who is on a mission to rescue his brother, another climber, who is lost somewhere on a mountain.

During his rescue attempt, the protagonist encounters an ancient curse. All the people who have died on the mountain had their souls trapped there in limbo, in the Shadow World of Bardo. The course of adventure will bring encounters with villagers, pilgrims, mountaineers, Buddhist monks, ghosts, and demons.

The game will feature both gesture and IR pointing controls, and will be used for things like climbing, balancing, and chasing enemies in the real world. When in Bardo, players will use the IR pointing to sense enemies while praying and then fighting gestures to defeat them.

Additionally, the game will leverage the graphical power of the Wii console. The entire game will be in real-time 3D and the game will "really push the Wii hardware regarding lighting, shaders, geometry, audio, and animation." Though they are pushing the hardware, Deep Six explains that "Cursed Mountain is not about technology, but about the gameplay experience, but many current games really seem to underutilize the [Wii] hardware."

Players looking for an intriguing, "very scary and violent" experience with "ever present danger and very aggressive environments and enemies" can expect Cursed Mountain sometime next year on Wii.


Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJuly 31, 2008

Well it at least sounds cool, I'm interested in seeing it in action.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJuly 31, 2008

This sounds fantastic to me! Im going to raise my hopes high, starting... now!

ShyGuyJuly 31, 2008

It sounds like a great concept. The proof is in the pudding though.

DAaaMan64July 31, 2008

ooh pudding

Quote from: Caterkiller

This sounds fantastic to me! Im going to raise my hopes high, starting... now!

brb crushing hopes

AVJuly 31, 2008

Without RE5 coming to Wii I need to scratch my horror itch and it looks like 3rd parties are really fighting for my dollar. This game and fatal frame makes me happy.

walkingdead2August 02, 2008

Quote from: DAaaMan64

ooh pudding

pudding is good.  im a fan and cant wait to have some.

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