Guillermo Del Toro's 'Lovecraftian' THQ game to be revealed during VGAs

During his keynote that concluded the IGDA Leadership Forum, THQ's executive VP of core games Danny Bilson revealed fresh details on his company's upcoming project with director Guillermo del Toro.

"You've heard rumors of us working with a big film director who is actually a big gamer," Bilson told the crowd [via Joystiq], ignoring the fact that del Toro already announced the partnership in September. The new information Bilson did provide, however, was that the title of del Toro's project--along with the team developing the game--will be revealed "on the [Spike] VGA awards" next month.

Initial speculation during the THQ Montreal grand opening was that the publisher's new development house would also handle the del Toro project, along with a new game from former Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets.

When describing his video game project during the Septemeber slip-up, del Toro called it as "a really big, revolutionary, very difficult game that I've been trying to do for the last three or four years now." The director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy also referred to the title as "Lovecraftian" in nature. Nerd heads esplode.

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    November 8, 2010 2:29 PM

    I'm excited even just to see what Del Toro does when he's not tied to practical, or even CGI, visual effects. He can just go crazy.

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      November 8, 2010 3:59 PM

      and its lovecraftian :D, expect madness of the highest order.

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      November 9, 2010 8:45 AM

      Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have put out two books so far in a trilogy of Vampire novels that have turned out to be awesome. The only visual effects and CGI is in what the mind gives it. The books take vampires back to their horror roots, and get rid of all the silly romantic bullshit that has been placed upon them by Twilight and such. I'm eagerly awaiting the third book and the eventual movie trilogy I'm sure will be put out after its completion.