Konami is expanding its horror franchise stable, reports Variety, picking up the orphaned video game based on the Saw movie franchise, abandoned by the closure of Brash Entertainment. Do try to contain your enthusiasm.
Variety writes that the Saw video game, developed by Zombie Studios, is expected to ship alongside the sixth (sixth!) Saw movie, which is planned for a fall release. That's per its original schedule, when it was announced in January 2008 for a Halloween 2009 arrival on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
According to Variety's sources on the matter, the game will be a "bloody, violent M that's just as hard as the movies' R" and is also planned for release on the PC. Gameplay is theorized to be built around the traps built by main antagonist Jigsaw, possibly a Western take on Tecmo's bloody Deception series. (We hope.)
Previous reports on the Saw game pegged it for nearly completed, but floating through publisher space when the doomed from the start Brash went belly up.
Saw video game picked up by Konami [The Cut Scene]