“You will shit yourself with fear,” proclaimed the now-infamous trailer. Illbleed’s an irreverent genre piece from Japan, renowned for its bizarre mechanical approach to survival horror and founded on the classic tradition of the B-movie. It comes from Climax Graphics, who’ve previously made waves with Dreamcast launch title Blue Stinger, by swapping antiquated Survival Horror cameras for a less cinematic behind-the-back perspective for the game’s Western release. Illbleed is equally unconventional and remains the most peculiar entry into survival horror since its debut.
[Calvin Kemph, Thunderbolt]