An employee of the game developer Wormwood Studios, the company behind adventure games like Strangeland and Primordia, took to Twitter recently to ask fans whether they should make a licensed Elvira game.
The "hostess with the mostess" is a horror legend, having appeared in countless films and television shows over the decades. However, in the early 90s, she also starred in two horror/adventure RPGs from the British developer Horror Soft, titled Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus. And now it seems that Wormwood is at the very least considering developing a sequel.
According to the Wormwood musician and artist Victor Pflug on Twitter, Elvira's manager communicated to the studio "a while back" that they would need to pay a license fee of 150k in order to create the game. And Pflug has subsequently taken to Twitter to gauge interest and jokingly ask fans whether they should try to Kickstart the project.
The chances of this seem pretty slim at the moment, with Wormwood preoccupied with its next title Hibernaculum, a survival horror RPG, which you can support over on the studios' Patreon. Nevertheless, we can't help but wonder what a Wormwood 'Elvira' game would look like.
Luckily for us, Pflug gave some indication in the comments beneath his tweet: "I basically have already made the whole game as a spiritual sequel in my head at this point regardless. I'll just cast a spooky girl and have her actually play the protagonist this time. Probly be more interesting that route anyway."
Count us in!