Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced SAW is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system at retail stores nationwide. Released just before the theatrical release of Lionsgate® and Twisted Picture’s SAW VI, SAW touts its own unique story arch that is both congruent and in-line with the all the horror and suspense that the SAW films have become famous for. To further immerse players into the SAW universe, actor Tobin Bell has reprised his role as Jigsaw, the methodical villain, who is the cornerstone of the SAW franchise, to constantly taunt and tease players as they are tested in Jigsaw’s game set in an abandoned asylum.
“Konami and Lionsgate are going to make October 2009 an epic month for horror fans,” said David Daniels, Director of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “With SAW the game coming out just before the expected release of SAW VI, we are going to make this October an unprecedented month of terror for SAW fans worldwide. ”
“We are excited that the SAW fans get to experience Jigsaw in a virtual way just before the upcoming release of SAW VI,” said producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules of Twisted Pictures.
In SAW, players jump back into the SAW chronology as the game pits you in between SAW I and SAW II, playing as Detective Tapp, seeking out the true identity of Jigsaw. As with the films, SAW is all about choice, and the choices you make will determine how long you survive this sinister game. Puzzles, mini-games, exploration and intense combat keeps players engaged in this suspenseful and maniacal game of survival as Jigsaw tests them. Oh, and then there are the traps, of course. Players will come in contact with iconic traps from the films as well as brand new traps that will force players to make hard decisions as to who lives and who does not.
SAW is rated Mature by the ESRB and is now available in retail stores on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system for the SRP of $59.99. SAW will also be available for PC download later this month for the SRP of $49.99. For more information on SAW, please visit: www.konami.com/saw