Back in 1992 Night Trap was released for the Sega CD console, bringing a 90s horror movie aesthetic to gamers. Now the full-motion video classic is getting re-released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
In case you missed it the first time around, the game was developed by Digital Pictures and was set in the Martin family home. As a member of the Sega Control Attack Team players had to watch the house – and the gang of girls staying there – with a collection of cameras, and then trap any "augers" that strayed into view. The cast included the late Dana Plato who was known at the time for her appearances on Growing Pains and Diff'rent Strokes. She played the undercover Sega Control Attack Team agent Kelly. William Jones, who more recently has appeared in Modern Family and The West Wing, played Lt. Simms.
The game won a lot of headlines for its adult content (mainly women being attacked by vampiric bad guys) and the controversy led to the game being briefly pulled from stores. It even got a mention in a 1993 joint Senate Judiciary and Government Affairs Committee hearing on violence in video games.
Screaming Villains are developing the 25th Anniversary Edition and the release date is currently set for Spring 2017.