The writer and director of Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro signed a multi-year agreement with THQ to produce inSANE. This trilogy of triple-A games hopes to create a new level of cinematic quality and better storytelling in gaming. Launch is expected for 2013.
While Del Toro will be external creative director for the games, THQ’s Executive Vice President, Core Games Danny Bilson, Director of Fiction Development Paul DeMeo and Volition, Inc. studio will develop the trilogy. All teams hope to also work together to create transmedia projects surrounding the inSANE games.
“THQ is committed to creating great games by identifying the world’s most talented artists and providing them with the creative support to design innovative game play experiences,” said Bilson. “Guillermo is not only an incredibly gifted writer and film director, but also an avid gamer, and we are excited to bring his talents to our medium. We are confident his unique point of view will create visually stunning adventures, filled with rich and rewarding game play.”
“With this new series of video games, I want to take players to a place they have never seen before, where every single action makes them question their own senses of morality and reality,” said del Toro. “THQ and Volition, Inc. are equally excited to make this vision of a completely new game universe into a reality.”