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Barker and Woo raise hell in Demonik

Author Clive Barker and film director John Woo involved with new horror action title from Majesco

Demonik, a newly announced next-gen videogame title sticking a prong into the horror-action genre, is receiving a heap of kudos courtesy of direct involvement from horror fiction author Clive Barker and more loosely action flick director John Woo.

Barker is penning the storyline for the game, which is in development at Terminal Reality of BloodRayne fame, as well overseeing character design, voice talent and in-game cinematics. Woo's videogame enterprise Tiger Hill Entertainment is to co-publish the title with Majesco.

Details on Demonik are pretty scant, but Majesco has chosen to reveal that the title is a "third-person action game that allows players to control the ultimate bad guy - wreaking havoc with a variety of innovative and spectacular powers and abilities".

And with Barker securing the option to write and direct a movie based on the videogame premise, it looks as though Demonik could well be gracing the silver screen in the near future too.

Clive Barker says of Demonik that it will be "an intense gaming experience. I'm having a lot of fun enriching the game's mythology and polishing the characters till they shine. And, of course, adding a little bit of Barker darkness. Demonik promises to be a game that you will play with clammy palms."

Due late 2006, Demonik is raising hell on next-generation consoles.