Deadly Premonition Creator SWERY Introduces The Missing

Swery delivers a premonition that hopefully won’t die

Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, creator of the brilliantly bizarre Deadly Premonition, has today announced his next game, entitled The Missing. Swery announced this along other details surrounding the game, in a new video to fans.

In the video, Swery teases that “The title, ‘The Missing‘, has many meanings,” and “Do you ever feel lost in your everyday life? The Missing is for someone like you.” The video doesn’t reveal much about the game other than it appears to be set across America, and involves the moon. And blood. Sounds right up Swery’s street so far, then.

The Missing will be the first title to come from White Owl, Swery’s new studio. White Owl was founded after Swery left Access Games in 2016. The teaser trailer came via Arc System Works, the fighting game specialist, who will act as publisher.

Swery will be hoping for better success than previous Kickstarter project The Good Life. It fell short of it’s ambitious $1.5 million target. It was certainly an intriguing prospect – set in Hertfordshire, England, about a town where people transform into cats and dogs when the sun goes down.

The Good Life did raise $700,000 in funding but it’s ambitious target of $1.5 million always did seem to be asking a bit much, for a weird-looking game about a town where people turn into cats and dogs at night. A new Kickstarter campaign for The Good Life is due to begin sometime in March. With the right amount of support that could mean two Swery titles in quick succession. And there’s definitely no harm in that.

There’s not much to go on in the teaser above, although there are shots of what looks like US locations, spliced with footage of the Moon landing and drops of blood. As normal as ever, then.

Check out the reveal below. Are you ready for more Swery? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Kevin Kissane
Like the games he grew up with, Kevin has been around for a fair old time. Fond memories of his first game Pitfall on the Atari through to current PS4 pleasures seer in his mind. He is also a sucker for a good narrative. In whatever spare time is left, Kevin is also an anime, movie and football/soccer enthusiast. Kevin's previous work can be seen at The Average Gamer. Favourite games: Bayonetta series, The Walking Dead series, God of War series, Chrono Trigger.

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