Codemasters, has signed a new supernatural horror story devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker.
The deal will see Codemasters work with Barker, who is famous for the Hellraiser series, to realise his concept as an original paranormal/horror gaming experience. Titled "Clive Barker’s Jericho", the game will launch exclusively for next-generation console platforms and PC, late in 2007.
Clive Barker’s Jericho promises to mingle the darkest elements of Barker’s horror fiction and films with an ambitious, age-spanning story.
Those worried that any horror elements will be watered down to appeal to all ages should, Codemasters has said "the title will be aimed at mature gamers, fans of Clive Barker and horror fiction enthusiasts".
Clive Barker’s Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. When a form of evil that goes right back to the dawn of days resurfaces from there, a Special Forces squad, trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, is sent in. Their mission: Hunt down and destroy the evil that lurks at the heart of the city before it destroys humanity.
“However, unlike a conventional game in which the characters are attempting to escape at the end of their ride through Hell, our protagonists have a much more difficult task. The closer they come to the end of their trek into darkness, the nearer they get to the source of that darkness: Evil Incarnate, we’ll call it for now...” says Baker.