Ok, that's not funny.  Turn the lights back on.

Who doesn’t love having the pants scared off of them? There's nothing more exhilarating than the feeling! That’s why it’s welcome news that Takashi Shimizu is working on a new horror game for the Wii, which is tentatively called 'Feel'. It’s based on his hit horror films of the Ju-On series that included the Grudge and its two sequels, as well as remakes made for the US that were also directed by Shimizu.

This bodes well for the game, though little is known so far, besides some elements that we could have guessed on our own: creepy dark mansion, flashlight with limited battery life for optimum pants wetting, and 1 or 2 player options. What's interesting is that rumour has it that the flashlight will be directly tied-in to the player's health bar -- exactly how remains unconfirmed.

As reported by Famitsu the game is about 60% complete and slated for a 2009 Summer release (Japan) from publisher AQ interactive (responsible for Bullet Witch and Vampire Rain). But then based on other recent news it’s anyone's guess how long it’ll be before the rest of the world sees it.

[source joystiq.com]