del Toro's inSANE Still Two or Three Years Away
Written Tuesday, August 16, 2011 By Lee Bradley
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Don’t expect to see Insane any time soon, says the game’s creator Guillermo del Toro. The Spanish film-maker’s first title, a horror game published by THQ, is still two or three years off yet.

"We've been working for a year," del Toro told MTV Multiplayer. “We have two or three more years to go. It's huge. I'm learning a lot. I'm going in with a really, really modest 'I'm learning' approach.

“I'm a huge gamer but going into constructing it, you have to be respectful of the medium. I'm learning a lot, talking about the storyline for weeks. We've been designing the creatures, which are obscenely fun and unique. You haven't seen them ever."

Developed in conjunction with Volition, the creators of Saints Row and Red Faction, del Toro describes Insane as sandbox game with a “Lovecraftian” tone.

“It's really weird, but it's Lovecraftian in a very sick way, which I like. It's truly, truly entertaining. Full of action, but also a very shocking game. And Guy Davis and Francisco [Ruis Velasco]. Guy Davis, to me, is one of the best monster designers alive right now."

Despite his enthusiasm, however, del Toro’s work commitments mean we won’t be getting our hands on Insane for some some.

"My life is pretty much 24/7 work,” he said, “but we're giving it the proper attention. We've spent an inordinate amount of time into that project. It's because it's worth it, I think. You learn more, as a narrator, for this medium, than I ever expected."

Will it be any good? Who knows. But a game from the man that dreamed up Pan’s Labyrinth may just be worth hanging around for.


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Comment #1 by gamertag19
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 07:57:38 AM
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wow! devs should just only announce games within 6 months to a year of it's release date.....and not three years before.I think INsane will be similar to alan awake!

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Comment #2 by metalicsnipe
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 09:10:23 AM
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Not quite Alan Wake. More of a Duke Nukem.

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Comment #3 by Maxstuff
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 09:33:10 AM
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Probably not going to be all that good. Being created by a guy that specializes in movies and is being aided by creators of red fraction, which the last game got the series cancelled so not much of a plus having them listed as help, and saints row isn't all that big of a name. Announcing it this early just means they need to make up for how poor of a creating team they've put together.

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Comment #4 by EdEN
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 11:25:25 AM
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Sooooo, still a PS3/360 release or are we looking at a Wii U/PS4/720 launch?

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