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By / 12.15.10

Earlier this year, nerd boners (and she-nerd boners) everywhere reacted when they caught wind of an announced secret gaming project that film director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) would be involved with. At first, it all sounded too good to be true, like that time those twins from Sacramento asked if they could hitch a ride with me to Vegas, in exchange for sex. Needless to say, those two concubines robbed the hell out of me that day. Good news is, Guillermo del Toro isn’t a hitchhiking concubine and doesn’t condone false hope, either (The Hobbit excluded).

Guillermo promised fans that his video game project would definitely happen at some point in the future. Back in July, Guillermo spoke with Gamespy saying:

“One of the things we’re announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company. We’re going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting. It’s not a development deal. We’re going to do it. We’re doing them. And we’re going to announce it soon enough.”

And that “big company” Guillermo mentioned would turn out to be developer THQ, you know, that little video game company that nobody has ever heard of? Yeah, well over the weekend, at Maxim Spike Channel’s 2010 Video Game Awards Guillermo officially announced the secret project he’s been working on, a survival horror video game experience unlike anything you’ve ever played before, apparently. A project called InSane, a terrifying game experience that’s apparently just as much genre-bending as it is mysterious. And get this, per Toro, the game will be released as a trilogy set (prepare to wave goodbye to your girlfriend your employer several weeks of your life, no joke).

Teaser trailer after the jump:

“With this new series of video games, I want to take players to a place they have never seen before, where every single action makes them question their own senses of morality and reality,” said del Toro himself. [Pushsquare]

“Today, we have very worthy people doing literary comics. I think the same thing will happen on the Internet-gaming side. In the next 10 years, there will be an earthshaking Citizen Kane of games.” [Gamasutra]

With the first game not even due out until 2013 (after the Mayan calendar? SH*T!!!), it seems a little premature to release a teaser just yet. Like some bastardized version of Kyle Cooper’s opening credits from Se7en, the teaser frustratingly enough doesn’t even show any game footage…and yet I think I’m still terrified after watching it. Then again, it could just be that hoagie I ate. That thing was scary as hell going down.

Special thanks to Rockpapershotgun for the tip (and awesome site name).


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