Source - press release
Computer Artworks (of "Evolva" and "Organic Art" fame) have announced that they are producing a cross-platform game based on John Carpenter's gory sci-fi movie "The Thing", almost twenty years after the film was first released. With a plot involving a team of scientists stranded in Antarctica fighting a hideous alien organism capable of absorbing and then imitating other life-forms, it should come as no surprise that the result will be a horror survival game in the vein of "Resident Evil". As Creative Director William Latham exclaims, "if ever there was a franchise with fantastic games potential, this is it! The Thing has arrived and it is crueler, more intelligent and more terrifying than any other previous opponent!"
Due to be released by Konami some time early next year, the game should appear on all of the major platforms - PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and even GameBoy Advance. Expect plenty of gore, bizarrely malformed monsters, and a dirty big flamethrower. Interestingly Computer Artworks are describing their game as a sequel, "picking up where the film left off", with the two survivors sitting in a burnt out shed, each unsure of whether the other is even human anymore. Hopefully we should know more soon, but this certainly has the potential to be a shot in the arm for the rather tired survival horror genre.