Probably old news for most CPC users, but here is something definitely shocking for the rest of us: Elvira is actually being remade for the classic Amstrad 8-bit computer by Devilmarkus. Impressively, said remake will allegedly be based on the Amiga version, feature all locations from the original game, a full point-and-click interface, mouse and joystick support, Digiblaster music and some fantastic mode 0 graphics. All it will ask for in return are a humble 128k of RAM. Or an emulator. It will of course be freely available.
Though far from finished, you can happily watch a video of Elvira CPC here and even try an online demo (or would that be a preview?) of the thing over at CPC-Live. Oh, and do visit the game's webpage. It's full of photos of lovely Elvira being all mistressy and quite a bit dark, you know.
As for the original Elvira: Mistress of the Dark game, well, it was a tough and excellent first-person RPG/adventure hybrid developed by the aptly named Horrorsoft and published by Accolade back in 1990. Its major selling points were some brilliantly gory graphics and a rather odd but tension building real-time combat system. Find out more about it here and here and -if feeling particularly wealthy- spend some money here. Elvira can be enjoyed via ScummVM too, mind!
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