Codemasters and Clive Barker team up for horror game

Codemasters has snared the talents of famed horror writer Clive Barker for a new supernatural horror concept and story built into the upcoming next-gen game, “Clive Barker’s Jericho”. The title is described as being aimed at mature gamers, fans of Clive Barker and horror fiction enthusiasts.

In “Clive Barker’s Jericho”, gamers will take control of a special forces squad tasked with investigating the disappearance of an ancient lost city in a remote desert. Upon arrival, evil is unleashed and action horror survival instincts kick into gear.

“It’s incredible when a company as admired as Codemasters embraces your vision the way they have embraced Jericho,” said Clive Barker. “This project is very close to my heart and I don’t believe there’s ever been anything like it. It promises to be the most spectacular, creative, and unflinching realization of a Clive Barker nightmare that will drag players in kicking and screaming.”

“Players will constantly be given new challenges, new environments, and yes, new horrors and abominations to face every step of the way,” continues Barker. “However, unlike a conventional game in which the characters are attempting to escape at the end of their ride through Hell, our protagonists have a much more difficult task. The closer they come to the end of their trek into darkness, the nearer they get to the source of that darkness: Evil Incarnate, we’ll call it for now””

“Clive Barker’s Jericho” will appear on next-gen consoles – presumably including at least Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and the PC sometime in the Fall of 2007.

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