Thursday, September 10, 2009

Silent Hill Artist Signs on To Salome Game

From Offworld comes the badass news that Takayoshi Sato, lead artist for the Silent Hill series, is in fact the "extremely talented and very well known game artist" previously hinted at to be working on Fatale, a game retelling of Oscar Wilde's Salome. The story follows the young girl Salome, who is ordered by her mother to seduce her step-father with 'the dance of seven veils' to convince him to behead John the Baptist.

From creators Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn:
We're interested in the idea of a love story that ends in death, but we also want to include other elements of the tale. The fact, for instance, that Salomé may have been just an insecure girl who was manipulated by her mother, Queen Herodias - who then ends up becoming the real "femme fatale". We're also very sensitive to the political tension that underlies the tale: a Middle Eastern country -Judea- occupied by Westerners -Romans- at a time of religious unrest -the birth of Christianity. And this girl, Salomé, just has the head chopped off of one of the most important figures of the time. On a whim, apparently, or for unrequited love, changing the course of history.

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