I can’t be alone in missing horror games, right? We haven’t had a great one come out in quite a while… possibly since Resident Evil 4. Thankfully, it looks like a bunch of potentials are on the way, like the new Alone in the Dark, Fatal Frame 4, and… Sadness?

Emergent Game Technologies announced yesterday that development studio Nibris is working on the new entry into the horror genre for the Wii, which will use Emergent’s Gamebryo development system. For those not familiar with that name, Gamebryo’s the engine behind such titles as Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. So it’s definitely got some power behind it, and could easily help push the boundaries of what we usually expect out of Wii titles.
Sadness will also be the first completely black and white Wii game ever created. Interesting choice.
Sadness is a horror adventure game aimed at adults with strong nerves.
Players will need to confront their greatest fears and protect
themselves in hopes of not getting trapped inside the main character’s
nightmare. The game has eight different extreme endings each with their
own premise, which are assigned to a player based on specific factors
during the game. To compliment the intense gameplay, the Wii-mote and
Wii Nunchuk control the main character’s hands so players feel as
though they are in the psychological thriller.

Let’s hope for the best with this one. Although, considering how much damage people did to themselves and their property with Wii Sports, let’s also hope that this won’t bring previously untold levels of destruction to people’s houses. (Ever see someone throw a Playstation controller in fear after playing the beginning of the first Resident Evil? It ain’t a pretty sight.)