Ju-On: The Grudge Lets You Terrify A Friend

By Spencer . May 22, 2009 . 11:03am

imageXseed confirmed they will bring Ju-On: The Grudge to North America this October. The announcement came with extra details about the game or “haunted house simulator,” as Xseed describes it.


Players explore creepy locations like a dimly-lit hospital, mannequin factory, and abandoned warehouse. While you’re gripping the Wii remote like a flashlight things try to frighten you.


A neat element in Ju-On: The Grudge is you a friend or mortal enemy can control the scares with another Wii remote. Pushing buttons make in-game events happen. Jun Iwasaki, President of Xseed, says . “Ju-On: The Grudge makes quick scares accessible to anyone with a Wii, players can even hand the Wii Remote to their mother and enjoy watching her play and get scared.” Keep that in mind when Mother’s Day comes around in 2010.


Another tidbit about Ju-On: The Grudge is Feelplus, the studio behind Lost Odyssey and soon Ninety-Nine Nights 2, is the developer. Ju-On: The Grudge will be their first Wii game.

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  • pressstart

    The 2 player “co-op” sounds like a fun addition to the game. Have you guys tried the Japanese version yet? How is it?

    • Nah, it’s not out in Japan yet. The first time I’ll get to play it is at E3.

  • KiySeph

    Awesome! My sister loves playing horror games (like the Fatal Frame or Silent Hill series), glad to see that XSeed is bringing this out here.

  • Malek86

    This might be cool for the first few times, but after a while I guess you’d just get used to it.

    Also, “haunted house simulator” makes me think that the on-rails idea may not be too far off from the mark. Do we at least get a single player with some sort of story?

  • “…mannequin factory…”
    Aaaah, here it goes!

    Cool. This will hold me over till a possible Fatal Frame 4 announcement, or any other horror title coming to the Wii (it’s been pretty slow news on those as of late).

  • lostinblue

    and here’s to Feelplus RPG’s on the Wii!

    props to XSEED for publishing this one.

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