Tale of Tales, the Belgian indie developer behind controversial horror game The Path, announced that Salome, the biblical heroine of its next project Fatale, was designed, modeled, and textured by former Silent Hill CGI director Takayoshi Sato.

Sato managed characted design, CGI sequences, and environment for the first two titles from Konami's survival horror series before jumping to Electronic Arts to work on GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and canceled Command & Conquer first-person shooter Tiberium. He now serves as art director of defense contractor Applied Research Associates's Virtual Heroes Division.

Tale of Tales believes that Sato's talents help capture the many interpretations of the woman who would demand the head of John the Baptist, from the "teenager who falls in love with the wrong man at the wrong time", to Oscare Wilde's depiction of "a mad woman, lurking in the shadows of our souls, a selfish, passionate, willful creature who will stop at nothing to get what she wants."

"We've always admired Mr. Sato's work," says Fatale's designers and Tale of Tales's founders Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn. "In fact, if it wasn't for his masterful work in Silent Hill 1 and 2, we would probably never have started making videogames. Takayoshi Sato designs characters the way a novelist describes them or a sculptor carves them: their personality is expressed in their appearance and they are covered with very recognizable details.

"He does not design superheroes or puppets, but real people, people you want to know, people you want to be close to. The style we are aiming for with Fatale is more naturalistic than anything we have made so far. But we want to retain the magical quality and openness to interpretation that is characteristic of our work. Takayoshi is one of the few designers in the world capable of pulling this off. We asked him. And he said yes. We couldn't be happier!"

Tale of Tales is three months into the Fatale's production, and the game is scheduled to release October 5th. You can see the studio's first preview of Salome below: