Originally released on the Mega CD back in 1994, Digital Pictures' Corpse Killer was, like stablemates Night Trap and Ground Zero: Texas, based on FMV sequences with very limited player interaction – yet it gained a cult following over the years that culminated in a remastered edition for PS4 and PC in 2019.
That version is now getting a release on Switch as Corpse Killer: 25th Anniversary Edition, thanks to developer Screaming Villains. Like Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition, which came packed with behind-the-scenes material, Corpse Killer: 25th Anniversary Edition will feature 6 hours of unseen production footage as well as loads of photos taken at the time of development. It will also include updated visuals and a selection of new zombie actors, filmed especially for this edition of the game.
Limited Run Games has confirmed that physical versions will also be released, and that pre-orders will take place on October 30th at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.
Here's some PR:
You’re stranded on an uncharted island of Death. You’re zombifying from Voodoo poison. A mad scientist is on your trail. Hundreds of rotting stiffs are crawling out of their graves to chew your guys, and you can’t kill ’em. They’re already dead.
You are an unnamed United States marine that is airdropped onto a tropical island on a top secret mission to stop the evil Dr. Hellman, who plans to release his army of zombies on the world. With Winston and Julie, your mission is to infiltrate Hellman’s compound and rescue four of your comrades and stop Dr. Hellman from carrying out his plan.
– Hollywood quality production, cast and entertainment.
– Directed by Jon Lafia.
– Shoot at hundreds of real video zombies.
– Starring Vincent Schiavelli, Jeremiah Birkett, Bridget Butler.
Sounds pretty redundant.
I'm quite partial to a bit of Night Trap, but this is genuinely terrible. It's a light gun shooter with laughably bad digitised enemies running towards you. They're wholly disconnected from the world (which is also a video stream) and even by 90s FMV standards, they just look awful.
And the game I guess might have kept you amused in an arcade for 5 minutes with a big plastic light gun, but now, with a crosshair? Nope.
There is a Cult for this Game?
Never heard of, i think this is not true.
Mother has a Cult, Pokemon, Warcraft and Ultima, but not this
It's 1990's low resolution FMV, so the video will be pixelated.
Games like this have aged terribly.
For some reason i never heard of this game and i bought loads of FMV games since 1991 on multiple systems like PC, CD32, Amiga and CDTV among other things.
I still might get it later depending on price.
I'll consider grabbing the regular edition.
They didn't port the SEGA-CD quality FMV video, this uses original film footage to remaster the game.
Even decades since Sega CD era, graphics still don't get more realistic than this. Are you not entertained, gamers? Is this not why you are here?😛
That gave me some serious Operation Wolf nostalgia!
Remember when the AVGN was going to rip this game a new one in the Sega CD episode, but the disk broke?
I bought Night Trap when it came out on Switch for the novelty of it being on a Nintendo platform and still have yet to play it. That's more than enough FMV games for me.
"Shoot at hundreds of real video zombies."
That statement really sets up expectations, doesn't it?
@BadlyDrawnDedede "Corpse Killer, consider yourself lucky!"
@RupeeClock Okay. That helps a lot on quality.
Oof. Video capture games. That concept sounded fantastic in the 90s as new tech was emerging, but results never matched the aspiration, and that's a massive understatement.
Give me Sewer Shark and take my money!
Looks terribly funny.
Can you use the joy cons as motion guns?
Or can that not be done ,
Seems pointless otherwise
@ramu-chan This game never uses a light gun accessory to play, it's basically a live action digitize on-rail shooter similar to Revolution X for Arcade, Super NES, PS1, and Sega Genesis. The game was awful but the b-movie style FMVs are very entertaining though.
no no ffffffffff no was a pile of garbage then and no it didnt have any cult following just ended up in bargain bins
And just in time for Halloween.
Keep it. The early 90’s FMV genre only has a few standouts and this isn’t one of them.
Would much rather have Ground Zero Texas and Sewer Shark
Man, these just keep getting better and better.
Me too. But I'll probably go ahead and get this if the screen size, visuals and loading times are a little better.
@Gerald Texas ground zero just summed up what I wanted from a movie at that time...alien conspiracy, written by Ed Neumeier, awesome intro.
I’ll buy this! Is it getting an Eshop release? When?
This looks soo bad. I want it. Love FMV.
Can we get a remaster of Night Trap instead?
MEGA CD? LOL WHO WROTE THIS? ITS SEGA CD DUH!!!!!!!!
@BadlyDrawnDedede haha I couldn’t help but think about that either. I was always hoping he would visit it in the future.
This.... this... this is glorious!!
Never heard of this game before, but it looks... Intentionally terrible and therefore absolutely awesome!!
I especially love that zombie that is walking straight towards you while the background is going right. Like...
They even took the time to add in new zombies. This isn't a straight port, this is something special.
I do not know the exact requirements for a cult, so it might be that three fans together can form one, or maybe the original developers are the cult, I do not know, but what I do know is that this is a classic. A classic I never heard of before, but a classic nevertheless. Like a recently discovered van Gogh painting.
It is so bad that I might have to check it out if the digital is cheap enough.
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