Nearly three years have gone by since it was announced that Fantastico Studio was teaming up with filmmaker Ruggero Deodato for a video game that would serve as a follow-up of sorts to Deodato’s infamous 1980 movie Cannibal Holocaust. Deodato was serving as a script director on the project, which was originally going by the title Cannibal and was later renamed Borneo: A Jungle Nightmare. Sadly, Deodato has passed away and won’t have a chance to see the finished game for himself – but our friends at Bloody Disgusting report that Fantastico Studio is still working on Borneo: A Jungle Nightmare, with their aim being to release the game on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile sometime in 2024.
Here’s a description of the game:
Borneo: A Jungle Nightmare is a 3D horror adventure game, with the direction and the original script by Ruggero Deodato. Take control of different characters in a desperate expedition to the virgin jungles of Borneo.
Chicago, 1999: A newspaper editor waits for a reporter to deliver a documentary about an expedition in Borneo to find the last cannibals. The man does not show up, but an envelope is delivered to his office. It contains a bloodstained videotape and a concise message: “It is not the video you were expecting, but I think you will be satisfied anyway. Try to enjoy your last night.”
Who is threatening you? What happened to the reporter? And why do the members of the expedition seem to have mysteriously disappeared? You only have one night to find the answers, relying solely on the information in the video.
Borneo is a horror thriller, containing stories of necrophilia, murders, metropolitan cannibals, and psychopathic embalmers. WARNING: This game contains strong language, extreme violence and some naked corpses!
Borneo: A Jungle Nightmare was originally set for a summer 2021 release, but the game has obviously proven to be more difficult to perfect than the developers thought it would be.
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