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Volition, Del Toro Confirm Partnership On  inSane  For 2013
Volition, Del Toro Confirm Partnership On inSane For 2013
December 11, 2010 | By Staff

December 11, 2010 | By Staff
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Noted film director Guillermo Del Toro's project with publisher THQ has been confirmed: Volition (Red Faction franchise) will develop horror title inSane for a 2013 release.

A brief trailer for the title, now available online, debuted at Spike TV's Video Game Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. The teaser revealed a 2013 release for the title, which is early in development and comes as part of THQ's move to focus on marquee AAA franchises.

THQ's Danny Bilson added a little detail via Twitter, commenting that the publisher has been working with Del Toro for the past 6 months, and the "story beats" on the game were just finished up yesterday.

Bilson called the title "an horrific adventure for 2013", perhaps indicating the mix of moods intended for the game, which teams Hellboy director Del Toro with THQ standout developer Volition, creators of the Saints Row and Red Faction franchises.

Teasing the title in an earlier interview, del Toro described his project as a game that's "horror... but it's a very different type of horror game. It's not survival horror. It's truly a strange, geeky mix. It's a Lovecraftian thing, let's leave it at that."

UPDATE: Following the VGAs, THQ further revealed that the project would be a trilogy on which del Toro, Volition and THQ execs would work closely. inSane also leaves room for "potential transmedia projects", the company added.

THQ also clarified it will own the intellectual property rights to the inSane games, while del Toro will own rights to any filmed entertainment products.


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Chris Remo
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Let's just cut it out with the cutesy mixed-caps title treatments, shall we, video games?

Kris Graft
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May I suggest "BioShock inFinite"?

Leonardo Ferreira
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I have high hopes for this game, but the title make it sound like a shooter for the Nintendo 64.

Grace Aust
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Agreed. It's rather bland, especially for Del Toro.

Grace Aust
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I don't get why they showed a trailer for a game coming out in 2013. The game could change so much from now.

Randy D
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Exactly my thoughts.

Doug Poston
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It wasn't a gameplay trailer, just a general hype/mood trailer.



It's a good bet that the final game will be dark and scary. :)

Tim Carter
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Does this mean you have to become a film director first before you get to demand top-billing, name-on-the-box, as a game designer?

Mark Harris
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Didn't seem to stop American McGee....

Doug Poston
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With a first name like "American", you can't avoid being on the box. :)



Sid Meier also gets top billing, but he's the exception to the rule (in many ways).

Chris Remo
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There's also Tim Schafer.



It's worth noting that this happens in film, too. Guys like Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, and Steven Spielberg often get higher billing as producers or executive producers than the actual directors of the films in question. Games are undoubtedly leagues behind, though.

Michael Scala
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i remember when dark sector was first showed at e3 2006 and it was something along the lines of a sci fi splinter cell type game, fast forward to 2009, and the game was 180* the opposite.



the only person/ company that can get away with showing a trailer 2+ yrs in the future is ken levine/ irrational.


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