This is exciting news even for the non-gamer. Geeky director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), aka “He Who Almost Directed The Hobbit,” is working with video game publisher THQ on several entirely new game IPs. Del Toro says that they will be “huge games, huge worlds, [with] long deadlines.”
To drive that last point home, he says that three-year development cycles will be used for each game, so he doesn’t expect the first one to arrive until 2013. He tells MTV News that he can’t say much about this first game, but he describes it as “horror… but a very different type of horror game. It’s not survival horror. It’s truly a strange, geeky mix. It’s a Lovecraftian thing.” Sounds like vintage del Toro to me!
This is not the first time the Latin auteur has attempted to break into the video game industry. Back in 2006, he tried pitching a title he called Sundown, which he says was very similar to Left 4 Dead — one of his favorite games. He’s since abandoned that project, for obvious reasons.