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Night Trap 'will come back,' says creator

Infamous 90s FMV title to come back "in better resolution"

The notorious Mega CD title Night Trap will be re-released in the future, its co-creator has confirmed.

James Riley, who holds the rights to the game, told the closed Night Trap Facebook community the news earlier today.

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The community has been trying to persuade Riley to re-release a remastered version of the game or sell the rights to someone who will, in the hope that they can play an improved version with better quality video no longer affected by the heavy compression used in mid-90s FMV games.

"I appreciate your on-going interest," Riley replied, "but please understand I do plan to re-release Night Trap and have been talking with a number of interested parties to do so. However, the specific platform(s) have not been confirmed (including online) and I will let you know once we have a definite plan and release schedule.

"Night Trap will come back, in better resolution and game play than before, we just want to be sure it's the best strategy for all involved."

Night Trap gained notoriety in 1993 due to its full-motion video graphics and its premise of a group of teenagers in a house being stalked by vampire-like creatures called Augers.

It was one of the main games that led to congressional hearings on violent video games, and the subsequent creation of the ESRB.

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