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But actor Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films, said videogames gave horror-seekers a different experience.
“Halloween gives fans the chance to dress up in costumes and celebrate horror, but videogames are the best way for fans to actually participate in these worlds,” he told Reuters.
“The game, itself, is very ”Saw“-like because you get to make a bunch of different choices,” explained actor Tobin Bell, who plays Jigsaw in the new game and the six films in the series.
“Of course, the choices have consequences, which is very much like the films.
Michael Pachter, video-game analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities, said about 7 million worth of horror videogames have sold in the United States alone this year through September compared to 1 million in total for all of 2008.The publisher recently shipped “Dead Space: Extraction” for Wii, which is a prequel to last fall’s Xbox 360, Play Station 3 and PC hit. This sci-fi horror franchise pits players against lethal aliens that come in all different monstrous shapes and sizes.EA and Valve Software release “Left 4 Dead 2” on Xbox 360 and PC on November 17.“Resident Evil 5” is a survival horror videogame where players fight off zombie-like enemies.“Individual games like Capcom’s ”Devil May Cry“ and Atari’s ”Alone in the Dark“ have been big, and there are a few new games that hit the genre like Electronic Arts’ ”Dead Space“ and ”Dante’s Inferno“ which will do pretty well, but to date, the ”Resident Evil“ brand is exactly half of all sales,” said Pachter.