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Sega CD Classic ‘Night Trap’ is Coming to PS4

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Night Trap, the infamous cult classic Sega CD game, is being released on PS4 for its 25th Anniversary this Spring.

You read that right. This is no joke. Don’t believe me? Well, check out Twitter Page of Limited Run, a small company that is responsible for this madness.

If you follow that YouTube link in the tweet, you may be pleasantly surprised as to what you see… or you could just watch the video below of footage from the game, cleaned up and restored as best as possible. For those of you that aren’t familiar with these old FMV games, they were about a fourth of the size of the actual screen you were playing on, pixelated and muddy looking, so you never really got a clear look at what you were supposed to be seeing. Let me tell ya, actually being able to see Night Trap after 25 years, is like being able to see when I put my glasses on every morning.

Ah, so many memories are rushing back. Even the box art is paying homage the Sega CD and Sega CD/32X releases of the game. Limited Run also tweeted that there is a third cover in the works and will reveal it when the times comes. Night Trap will also include a little bonus interview with co-creator and director James Riley, from My Life in Gaming.

For those of you unaware of what Night Trap is, it was an FMV (Full Motion Video) game for the Sega CD and later the Panasonic 3DO that stars the late Dana Plato (Diff’rent Strokes) and was considered extremely controversial due to its graphic nature of violence and nudity by people who have never played the game. Had they actually played it, they would have discovered there is not only no gore, but no nudity either and that the whole thing is about as campy and goofy as a Chuck-E-Cheese. This game was one of the games (along with Mortal Kombat) to usher in that ESRB rating system we all love today.

As an added bonus, for those of you that can’t get enough of that hip Night Trap theme, you can download it here.