Videogame publisher Hudson Entertainment appears to be about to announce a new horror title for Wii. The name will be ´The Calling´ or something similar, an open directory on a server suggests, which belongs to a U.S. PR company working for the publisher.
Said directory contains three trailers showing in-game footage but no slates or superimposed text. The title can only be guessed by the directory they are in. The platform is evident only by the on-screen control scheme (showing the Wii's ´A´ and ´B´ buttons). Thanks to HereticPB from Nintendo Centrum for exclusively digging this up and alerting me to it.
The game's style appears to be more in the vein of a ´Fatal Frame´ rather than an action-oriented survival horror like ´Resident Evil´. Either way, this would bring the count of horror games on Wii up to 14. Of course, whether it's a Wii exclusive remains to be seen.
EDIT The directory has been removed from the server. I will probably have another update on this soon.
EDIT I had to reupload the three videos. Also, the entire directory http://www.clevercomm.com/Hudson/ has been purged. Other directories relating to Hudson still bear content but there is a chance that the publisher has cancelled its involvement with the PR company. I have contacted them and will have more on this soon.
EDIT Allegations have arisen that the videos may be fake. GoNintendo claims so in an update to their post:
The video and links to the video posted earlier have been removed due some potentially stolen and/or misleading information, which is not the kind of thing we condone, and not the kind of coverage we want to bring our audience.
The supposed link to a Hudson FTP or asset hub was faked, meaning the information was not hosted by them, their PR firm, etc. but instead by some devious third-party, making any videos and the rumour itself very suspect indeed. While the rumour parts remain, the video and related materials will not be available on our site, and we apologise for inadvertently participating in someone else’s mischievous online activities.
Now, I am unconvinced. The PR company is indeed working for Hudson and their other directories are just as accessible. Perhaps GoNintendo wanted to find an excuse for taking the content down or were even asked to discredit the content. Perhaps, though, their claims are true. Again, I will update this very soon and should be able to clear it all up.
EDIT GoNintendo has since retracted their above speculation. And Nintendo-Centrum has posted a clarification. I myself have been asked to remove the content but have requested more background information before any such action. Please stay tuned.
EDIT In yet another update to this story, YouTube has deleted the clips and, surprisingly, it seems that no videos remain available on the net. I still have access to copies stored locally but will not upload them again. If Hudson does not want them shown, I respect their decision. There is no reason to delete any other content in this article, since everyone else and their dog is writing about it.
Source: Nintendo Centrum, Clever Communications
Thanks to: Jason Alexander