Earlier this month it was announced that Marvelous would be bringing a horror game to the Wii that utilises the Wii Balance Board. With the peripheral predominantly used for health and fitness games, the idea of using the board for something as unrelated as the horror genre was both interesting and puzzling. Well, Famitsu has now shed some light on how the board will be utilised in Ikenie no Yoru, or Night of the Sacrifice, as well as other game details.
The game follows a group of college students who think it's a good idea to take a trip down to a ravine, where legends tell of sacrificial rituals having once been performed. The characters have a distinctly separate art-style to the game's backgrounds, with each one flat-shaded in a different colour. However, it appears that two of them won't be controllable.
As players explore the mansion that they are staying in and the nearby ravine, the Wii Remote will be used as a torch to light up the way. Aside from meeting a mysterious girl that forms a bond with one of the students, strange creatures will attack you but unfortunately they can't be defeated, as such. Instead, players will have to run away to avoid being hurt, which brings us onto the implementation of the Wii Balance Board. Players will tread on the board to make their in-game characters walk. A second player can join in on the action by using a Wii Remote to stop attacking enemies.
With a Japanese release scheduled for 24th March 2011, why not check out the trailer and tell us if you think it will/should get a western release?