The Creator of Clock Tower Isn’t Involved With the Remaster

Director Hifumi Kouno is not working on the game’s impending rerelease!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 07/20/2023 11:16 Comment on this     ShareThis

Cult-classic point-and-click horror game Clock Tower is finally officially coming to the west, courtesy of developer WayForward. The Super Famicom game has never had an official localization, although fans online have found the time to translate it into English of their own accord. As a result. some have heard of the original game, but few have had the chance to play it. That will change when Clock Tower comes to Nintendo Switch in early 2024.

Among those who will be experiencing this new version of Clock Tower for the first time will be, well, the original director. Hifumi Kouno, who has helmed other titles like Steel Battalion and Infinite Space, has apparently not been invited to participate in the production of this remaster. According to the folks at Time Extension (which is a wonderful website dedicated to all things retro gaming), after getting in touch with him about the project, Kouno sent an email their way establishing his lack of involvement:

Thanks for your email. Glad to hear you are doing well. Regarding the Clock Tower remake, I have not heard anything about this project and am not involved in it. I also do not know what it will be like. So I cannot comment on this project. Because I think it would be strange for a completely unrelated person to comment on another company’s game, without having been asked to do so by that company. I’m sorry I’m not able to meet your expectations.

That seems pretty strange given what a big deal publisher Limited Run Games and WayForward are making of the project. Why not include Kouno when the game is the man’s creation? It’s an odd omission, to say the least, but if nothing else Kouno is apparently good natured about not being part of the game’s creation. If you’d like to learn more, be sure to hit up the link right here or down below.

What do you think about Clock Tower not involving the original creator? Let us know in the comments and on social media!

Source: Time Extension

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