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JU-ON: The Grudge

JU-ON: The Grudge
Xseed

October 13th, 2009







Price: $87.79

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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Rating: 2.9 / 5.0 (29 votes)

Released: 2009-10-13

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JU-ON: The Grudge by Xseed

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Brand: Xseed Category: Simulation Platform: Nintendo Wii ESRB: Mature


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Description

It is said that when a person dies with a deep and burning grudge, a curse is born. When an average housewife in Nerima, Japan, was murdered in a grisly fashion, it gave rise to a curse so powerful that it threatens to kill at a pace thought unimaginable before. The curse manifests on those who encounter the curse by any means, such as entering the house or being in contact with somebody who was already cursed. Once Erika Yamada is exposed to the curse while searching for her dog in an abandoned warehouse, the entire Yamada family is put in grave danger as soon as she reunites with them at home. They must now face their individual challenges alone, and only by overcoming the curse together will their family truly be free again. JU-ON: The Grudge is billed as the first “Haunted House Simulator” where accessibility and instant scares are given priority over story and game play depth. Using the Wii Remote as a flashlight, players move forward with the touch of a button and explore haunted areas such as an abandoned warehouse, a dimly-lit hospital, and a mannequin factory. Much like a haunted house, the player must proceed forward even after being frightened.

Features

  • First-person oriented action that always keeps you engaged and ready to be scared.
  • A unique haunted house simulator unlike any other product on Wii, that foregoes deep story elements to offer immediate gratification with scare after scare.
  • Easy controls based around the Wii Remote used as a flashlight move players forward with the press of a single button. It's fun to get scared, but even more fun passing the controller to someone else and watching them jump.
  • While someone is playing the game, grab the second controller and push any button to instantly activate on-screen events to have that player hate you forever.
  • Title is based on JU-ON, the Japanese inspiration for the hit horror film, The Grudge, with the original director, Takashi Shimizu, acting as a consultant on game development.

Editorial Review

The horror genre of movies, as well as video games is all about the fun of scaring yourself, and that's just what players get in Ju-On: The Grudge. Based on the Japanese film “Ju-On,” which was turned into the popular “The Grudge” film series in the west, Ju-On: The Grudge brings this same type of fun to the Wii gaming platform like nothing before it. The first haunted house simulator for Wii, within this fright-fest individual players, and in some cases a second player, explore terrifying game environments with only the light shining off their Wii Remote to guide them as they are compelled to move forward or fall prey themselves to a curse that lingers in the dark.

Ju-On: The Grudge game logo

Story
It is said that when a person dies with a deep and burning grudge, a curse is born. When an average housewife in Nerima, Japan, was murdered in a grisly fashion, it gave rise to a curse so powerful that it threatens to kill at a pace thought unimaginable before. The curse manifests on those who encounter the curse by any means, such as entering the house where the housewife met her violent end or being in contact with somebody who was already cursed. Once Erika Yamada is exposed to the curse while searching for her dog in an abandoned warehouse, the entire Yamada family is put in grave danger as soon as she reunites with them at home. They must now face their individual challenges alone, and only by overcoming the curse together will their family truly be free again.

Gameplay
Ju-On: The Grudge is the Wii’s first “Haunted House Simulator”. Controls are intuitive and accessible, contributing to an immersive, intensely terrifying experience. Using the Wii Remote as a flashlight, players move forward with the touch of a button and explore haunted areas such as an abandoned warehouse, a dimly-lit hospital, and a fashion design studio littered with mannequins. Much like a haunted house, the player must continue forward, pressed on by fear and an overwhelming urge to explore and escape.

A frightening up-clise view of Kayako from Ju-On: The Grudge
The first haunted house simulator for Wii.
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Key Game Features

  • Unique Haunted House Simulator – Unlike any other product on Wii, this game foregoes slow-paced story elements to offer immediate gratification with scare after scare.
  • Easy to Use Controls Allow Anyone to Play – Use the Wii Remote as a flashlight, exploring dark corners and creepy environments. Move forward and take actions with the press of a single button. It’s fun to get scared, but even more fun passing the controller to someone else and watching them jump!
  • Second-Player Functionality to Satisfy the Evil in All of Us – While a friend is playing the game, grab the second controller and push any button to instantly activate terrifying on-screen events to have that player hate you forever.
  • Based on the Hit Horror Movie, The Grudge – This title is based on JU-ON, the Japanese inspiration for the hit horror film, The Grudge, with the original director, Takashi Shimizu, acting as a consultant on game development.

Screenshots:

A first-person gameplay view as you head up stairs in Ju-On: The Grudge
1st-person perspective.
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Finding a key that ensures continued forward movement through the game in Ju-On: The Grudge
Problem solving action.
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An unfortunate discovery in the dark in Ju-On: The Grudge
Limited 2-player support.
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A close encounter with the dangerous spirit Kayako in Ju-On: The Grudge
Haunted house fun.
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More Details

Publisher: Xseed Category: Simulation Binding: Video Game Language: English

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