[E3 2009] SouthPeak, Renegade Kid Spook Up Dementium Sequel

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I guess SouthPeak had an E3 surprise up its sleeves after all! The publisher has announced today that a sequel to Renegade Kid’s DS first-person horror thriller, Dementium: The Ward is in the works and is scheduled for release in Q1 2010.

Dementium II will continue the storyline from the original and be even more gripping and immersive thanks to “better visuals, more haunting audio, and sharper scares than its predecessor.” The first Dementium was by no means perfect, but for me it’s one of those DS gems that hasn’t garnered as much appreciation as it deserves, and I’m thrilled to see Renegade Kid taking a stab at a sequel.

“We were extremely satisfied with what we accomplished with the original Dementium, but knew we could do even more given the chance to develop a sequel,” said Jools Watsham, Owner and Creative Director of Renegade Kid. “With Dementium II, we’re upping the ante in a major way. Be prepared to be too frightened to power on your Nintendo DS.”

“Regardless of what some say about ‘M’ rated games on Nintendo DS, the original Dementium proved there is an audience hungry for a top notch handheld horror title; we aim to feed this bloodthirsty crowd with Dementium II,” said Richard Iggo, VP of Marketing at SouthPeak. “Our aim isn’t for this title to be the best horror game on Nintendo DS; we want Dementium II to be regarded as one of the best horror titles in video games, on any platform.”

Debut teaser trailer is below, though be warned, it doesn’t show even a split-second of the actual game.

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