Fear Effect: Inferno

Fear Effect made a name for itself on PSone with its cocktail of supernatural Asian horror, futuristic ultra-violence and gratuitous sexual themes. The 2002 trailer for PS2's Inferno certainly looked to live up to that B-movie pedigree, featuring heroine Hana squaring off against raw-faced demon surgeons. But over the course of the next year, the game's 2D/3D style-jumping approach led to problems with publisher Eidos, and the game quietly vanished.

Comeback chance?
Inferno has long burned out, but Eidos does still own the Fear Effect licence, even though the series' original creator Kronos has closed down.