Calling, Hudson’s take on J-horror for Wii, will get a domestic release. We’ve confirmed with Hudson that Calling on target for a release in spring 2010.
The game centers around a mysterious website known as “The Black Page”. Some say it’s a gateway to something evil. Others say it’s a prank. The only thing on the page is a simple counter with the number of people that died after visiting the site.
You play as different people who visited the Black Page and are now trapped in limbo. Souls in the Calling are fighting to live, but they won’t be armed with rocket launchers. Hudson says Calling will be a traditional survival horror game. So, you have access to everyday items like a flashlight, radio, and a note pad. The remote primarily acts like a flashlight similar to Lit, but Hudson also plans to use the remote as a phone by playing sounds out of the speaker.
Each chapter of the Calling focuses on a different person and is set in the memories of the dead. You’ll visit locations like a schools, hospitals, and homes with lots of creepy dolls. As players progress through the game a “horrifying” truth to why the characters are drawn to the space between the living and the dead will be revealed.
While Calling does not have an official ESRB rating, we’ve been told this could be a “M” rated game.