Some time ago, we heard that film director Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy," "Pan's Labyrinth") was working with Volition and THQ on a video game.

It was officially unveiled at the 2011 Video Game Awards but even so, inSANE isn't scheduled to release for quite some time. That's why we really haven't heard many details, but the MTV Multiplayer Blog talked to del Toro about the project.

"We've been working for a year. 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."

The game itself will be set in a "large, sandbox world," and that's usually an encouraging concept. Del Toro added that his "life is pretty much 24/7 work" right now, but this long-term project is definitely worth the time. As one final hint, he compared the game's atmosphere and theme to a very recognizable author:

"It's Lovecraftian, it's really weird, but it's Lovecraftian in a very sick way, which I like. It's truely, truely 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."

So are you feeling positive about inSANE ? Are you buying del Toro's "I'm a huge gamer" claim? Personally, as "Pan's Labyrinth" is one of my favorite movies, I'd like to give this guy the benefit of the doubt.

Related Game(s): inSANE

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mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

i like del toro. curious to see how this turns out

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I am feeling that the way inSANE has been spelled, it reminds me of inFamous.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Anything that reminds anyone of inFamous couldn't possibly be bad.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Anybody with respect for Master Lovecraft gets my respect, I just wish his treatment of At the Mountains of Madness hadn't been cancelled.

I just finished Saint's Row 2 and despite the fact that the game is for wild kicks I can see how talented Volition is and how they could succeed with another sandbox game.

Too bad it's so far off because that would put it into the next generation of consoles and I'd love to have a look at it sooner rather than later.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/15/2011 10:27:26 PM

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

At the mere mention of Lovecraft style I am extremely interested. Del Toro is probably the only person who could possibly pull off a Lovecraft anything so I am very interested in a game with that style.

Plus the creatures in his work are so incredibly cool looking.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

Del Toro + Lovecraft + Video games = a very happy pineapple ūüėÄ

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

even though it's probably not coming till 2013, i'm all excited for it.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

HELL YEAH Day 1! 'nuff said.
>.>
Is that overly optimistic?

___________
___________
9 years ago

sooooooooooooo cant wait for this!
THQ always delivers on the quality!
in fact, THQ have become my new favourite pulbisher!
even though they just closed down the 2 aussie studios they have here…….. bastards!
come on, bluetounge studio did some fantastic work!
deblob 2 has gotta be one of my favorite games of the year!

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Directors usually want everything in a movie to happen just how they invision it, – that can be hard to replicate in game, even more a sand-box. Wonder how it will turn out..

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Great film maker
Hope it all comes together nicely & we the gamers get to crap our pants on release day!

Kingharris
Kingharris
9 years ago

Pan's labyrinth is brilliant, this should be promising.

ElectricTiTAN
ElectricTiTAN
9 years ago

This better be awesome; sounds that way. I love Lovecraft and I agree with World about AtMoM, he would have mad it a great film for sure