Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has confirmed speculation regarding which big name publisher would be releasing his various unannounced titles by announcing that he is currently collaborating with THQ on a number of super secret projects.
Del Toro couldn’t reveal any substantial details, other than, "It's horror...but it's a very different type of horror game. It's not survival horror. It's truly a strange, geeky mix. It's a Lovecraftian thing. Let's leave it at that,” the director told MTV.
The fact that del Toro references H.P. Lovecraft in his description is particularly telling considering it was announced back in July that he was teaming up with Avatar director James Cameron to adapt Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. Perhaps the del Toro/Cameron collaboration will extend into a video game tie-in as well.
Del Toro goes on to say in the interview that while details about his games are scant at the moment, answers would be coming shortly. "Hopefully everything will come together in the next few days and we can formally announce it and so forth. But we are talking about huge games, huge world creation and long deadlines.”
While we might be finding out soon about what del Toro and THQ are brewing up, don’t expect to see any finished projects for some time.
"With THQ we're looking at around a three year developing deadline for each game. Big games. More details forthcoming, but we are truly exploring them in a serious manner. Expect the first game, best case scenario, 2013."
And I thought having to wait around until 2012 for BioShock Infinite was going to be painful. I want my Lovecraftian del Toro game now!