Following on the heels of the Silent Hill re-imagining, a new survival horror game is on the line for Wii – Welcome to Calling.
Drawing on a number of tropes from such J-horror movies as One Missed Call, Kairo (Pulse) and anime like Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl), players find themselves entangled with supernatural forces after an encounter with a mysterious website known as the “Black Page”. Sporting a hit counter supposedly detailing the number of visitors that have died, the “Black Page” serves as the catalyst after which the player begins to receive phone calls from beyond the veil.
And that’s where the controller factors in; much like in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the Wiimote serves not only as the protagonist’s flashlight, but also their cell phone. The built-in speaker will serve to pass on ghostly messages from spirits caught in the “Border” – a limbo-like plane existing between life and death. Will you be able to solve the mysteries of Calling? I guess you’ll have to wait until spring of 2010 to find out, because that’s when Hudson Soft will be placing the call to North American gamers.
Will you answer? While you ponder the question, enjoy the screens after the jump.