Swery Announced New Game, ‘The Missing,’ With Arc System Works

What's "missing" right now is more info.
What's "missing" right now is more info. Arc System Works/White Owls

Despite financial difficulties and a failed Kickstarter for his previous project, The Good Life, developer Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro is hard at work on a new game. The latest title is called The Missing and it's created in tandem with Arc System Works and developed by Swery's White Owls studio.

Swery himself announced the game via a short trailer by way of Arc System Works. In the live-action clip, Swery introduces himself and explains the collaboration between ASW and White Owls, and also announced the game is the first project for White Owls to be developed in-house.

"A missing person, someone who’s lost, or even something lost. Maybe it’s your loved one… or a place you belong. Do you ever feel lost in your everyday life? The Missing is for someone like you." It sounds like a mysterious, albeit interesting release. Swery is being intentionally vague in the announcement video.

"Frankly, this title will blow your mind," raves Swery. "I think it's sick." There isn't a whole lot to go off of when it comes to the trailer's content, but Swery describes The Missing as something with "many meanings." It's not clear what kind of game it is, nor which consoles it will debut on, but it's targeting a 2018 release at the moment.

Swery previously put up his game The Good Life for crowdfunding via Fig, but unfortunately, the campaign ended up failing. This March, he's bringing the game back to Kickstarter for another round, so we'll have to see how it performs on the other crowdfunding service. It remains to be seen if the game will be made even if it’s not funded, seeing as Swery is using resources for another project at the same time, but hopefully so, as it looked like an intriguing title from the always-creative game developer.

Hopefully, there's more to come about what to expect from The Missing, as Swery remains pretty tight-lipped about what it will feature. In the meantime, you can enjoy one of the various games Swery has created in the past, including Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, both extremely quirky and bizarre departures worth spending time with. If you're a weird game lover, diving into Swery’s work is highly recommended.

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