Closed Nightmare, a new type of horror game developed by Nippon Ichi Software, has made its way to consoles. The game released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but thus far only in Japan. If you’re a fan of horror and still would like some information about the game, we have some for you.
The game follows the female protagonist Maria Kamishiro as she wakes in a room with one of her arms paralyzed. She wakes up with no memories or recollection on how she got there. Kamishiro receives a call from a woman who says she is part of an experiment and must complete it if she wants to leave. Her very first challenge is to find a way out of the room she wakes up in.
Closed Nightmare incorporates live-action footage, but is fairly simple to play. Players must make their way through the building by exploring different rooms filled with clues they find to solve puzzles they come across. The more puzzles you solve, the closer you get to making your escape.
The immersion of live action TV into video games is not unheard of, but it is not often used. While the game has no official announcement on if it will launch in the west, it would be interesting to see the reception of a Japanese horror game and how the live-action elements contribute to the scare factor.