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Classic Video Game NIGHT TRAP to be Rereleased for 25th Anniversary!!

If you’ve ever wondered why or how the whole rating systems for video games came to be, you can thank Night Trap for that.

Night Trap was released 25 years ago on the Sega CD and sold close to 1 million units. It was a groundbreaking game at the time for it’s use of full-motion video and surveillance style. Before the Sega CD, games were put on cartridges and couldn’t hold much memory.

Now for you young ones that don’t know about this game, Night Trap is an interactive horror movie spoof about a group of girls having a slumber party and becoming the targets of vampires. You as the player are watching the girls on surveillance and having to set traps to capture the vampires and save the girls from having their blood suck. Players must know when to activate traps, have the correct color codes for them to work and accumulate knowledge of the rapidly unfolding story.

Night Trap

The use of FMV wasn’t the only reason for Night Trap‘s loyal following. The game was released in 1992 and by 1993 there was such an uproar over violence in video games. Former Senator Joseph Lieberman co – chaired the hearings, characterizing the game as ultraviolent, sick and disgusting, and incorrectly claiming the object of the game was to trap and kill the women. That wasn’t what the story was about behind the game. In the end, a lot of retailers pulled Night Trap from their stores and because of the hearings, the formation of the ESRB video game ratings system which we know and love today was placed into effect in 1994.

In honor of it’s 25th anniversary, we will get the chance to play Night Trap all over again. The classic game will be rereleased on August 11 and will be available both in physical form (limited copies) for PlayStation, XBOX, and PC! The digital release for PlayStation and PC will be on August 15 with XBOX following at a later date. This release of Night Trap was rebuilt from scratch and is a completely redeveloped and remastered version of the game. The video footage is near DVD quality and additional features were added. Check out the information below for the physical release of the game.


Standard Edition (PlayStation 4)

– Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.

– Region free.

– Includes full-color manual, large fold-out poster, reversible cover art.

– Available exclusively from Limited Run Games, $29.99.

– On sale Aug. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Standard Edition (PC)

– Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide.

– Region free.

– Includes a large fold-out poster.

– On a DRM-free disc for Windows PCs.

– Packaged in an individually numbered big box.

– Purchase price includes a digital download.

– Available exclusively from Limited Run Games, $34.99.

Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 4)

– Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.

– Region free.

– Includes full-color manual, large fold-out poster, reversible cover art, cassette tape featuring theme song, 4-inch custom embroidered Special Control Attack Team patch on black ballistic fiber.

– Individually numbered shrink-wrapped box specially tailored to be a throwback to the original red box Sega CD release.

– Available exclusively from Limited Run Games, $54.99.

– On sale Aug. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. EDT.


– PlayStation: PlayStation Store; Aug. 15, 2017; $14.99.

– Xbox: Xbox Live; Fall 2017.

These copies are so limited so you’re gonna have to have some fast fingers to get yourself a copy of the game. There will be a bundle for sale which will include one of everything Night Trap that is on sale tomorrow including a shirt and a 7″ vinyl of the theme song.

Be sure to follow Limited Run Games on twitter for more future releases!

(Via: Press Release)

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Gladys Angulo

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