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One of the most controversial games of the ’90s is getting a 25th anniversary rerelease

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Way back in the early ’90s, a game called Night Trap joined Mortal Kombat and other releases at the center of the controversy that led to the creation of the ESRB, the industry’s age-rating organization. Naturally, the media fervor brought way more attention to this bizarre Sega title about a slumber party terrorized by hunchbacked vampires in ill-fitting black jumpsuits than it would have gotten otherwise. And so, as terrible of a game as it is, it became something of a cult classic and an accidental landmark of ’90s gaming.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Night Trap’s release, and a developer called Screaming Villains has just announced that it’s readying a special remastered rerelease for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to celebrate the occasion.

In addition to the digital release coming this spring, Limited Run Games is producing a boxed version of the rerelease. It’ll come in three different covers, each recreating a different box from the game’s various Sega CD releases. And for an extra cheeky touch, it appears none of the boxes will carry an ESRB rating.


For the record, this new version of the game has been rated T for Teen, citing “blood, violence, and sexual content,” compared to the highly controversial original, which was retroactively rated M for Mature after the foundation of the ESRB.

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