EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - April 13, 2009
- Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced SAW
is being developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. SAW
will invite players to engage in a horrific game inside the treacherous corridors of an abandoned insane asylum that has been transformed into a gauntlet of terrors by Jigsaw, SAW'
s maniacal antagonist. SAW
will expand the survival horror genre by allowing players, for the first time to experience the terror of SAW
on the game console, by pitting them against Jigsaw, his brutal traps and the mind bending puzzles that have become synonymous with the film franchise.
"Konami, partnering with Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures to create SAW
was a very organic synergy," said David Daniels, Director of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "As the leader in the survival horror genre, it only made sense to align with one of cinema's most iconic horror franchises to create an entirely new survival horror experience."
"We are always looking for exciting opportunities to extend the SAW
experience beyond the theater. Partnering with Konami, the creators of the survival horror genre, to bring Jigsaw to the video game console was great way to accomplish that." says Aubrey McClure, Vice President, Promotions and Licensing for Lionsgate.
Producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules of Twisted Pictures added, "Through the years, it has been important to us to consistently find new ways to engage and thrill horror audiences, this game is the next step, transporting fans directly into Jigsaw's labyrinth."
Developed by Zombie Studios and based on the incredibly successful film franchise from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, SAW
uses the incredible graphic capabilities of the next generation consoles, to create a terrifying experience that offers truly unique gameplay features that will allow players to pit their wits against Jigsaw and make their choice...live or die.
SAW will be released in North America this fall. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com/saw