New Swery Game ‘The Missing’ Coming To Consoles and PC 2018

The Missing

Most horror fans will recognize game designer Hidetaka Suehiro, better known by his nickname Swery, as the mad genius behind Deadly Premonition and the surreal detective game D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. While those games were divisive for some, (I wholeheartedly believe Deadly Premonition is one of the finest experiences ever made), there’s no question Swery has made a name for himself as a purveyor of surreal mysteries and absurdist horror, and according to a new teaser site, he’s got one more game coming.

Titled The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, there’s not much to go on yet aside from a few screenshots and the fact that it has an expected 2018 due date on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The Missing appears to be a 2D story-driven game, and a few of the screenshots show various mounted animal heads and owls; both of which are common Swery motifs. The game is being published by Arc System Works, creators of the venerable Guilty Gear fighting game series, and is described on the game’s website as a one-player “action-adventure” title.

For the last year or so, Swery’s studio White Owls Inc. have been working hard to raise funds for another game, The Good Life, which was successfully funded earlier this year. The Good Life is another mystery story, though this one revolves around people turning into cats. Or something. You can check out the game’s initial reveal trailer right here.

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