The Nintendo Switch is making a name for itself as a new home for indie games, and The Sexy Brutale is the newest big title to join the fray. The murder-mystery adventure-puzzle game, reminiscent of Groundhog Day, is set for a digital release on December 7 on the Nintendo eShop.
Developed and published by Tequila Works, The Sexy Brutale follows the story of Lafcadio Boone, who lives the same day in a loop. The game takes place in a fancy mansion-turned-casino, which is hosting a masked ball with many guests. Staff members serve drinks, run games, and occasionally find roundabout ways to kill these unsuspecting patrons.
It’s up to Boone to explore the peculiar gambling hall, named after the title of the game, and try to uncover the truth behind all the deaths. By living the same day repeatedly, players can explore the different rooms to gather clues and piece the scenario together. How did this person die? What weapon was used? What can be changed to save the potential victim’s life? Only Boone and the player can answer these questions.
"We are very glad to bring The Sexy Brutale to Nintendo Switch as we think this title will please a lot of the Switch owners,” said Raúl Rubio, CEO and creative director at Tequila Works. “This is a great adventure to see that our first published title has been so well received and can now be played on Switch.”
If you’re itching to play the game now, you don’t need to wait. The Sexy Brutale launched in April on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This isn’t the first of Tequila Works’ projects to find its way to the Switch months after release. RiME, a game inspired by the likes of Journey and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, released earlier this year before it hit the Switch in November.
In TechRaptor’s review of The Sexy Brutale, we gave it a 7/10, praising its macabre tone and sense of humor.
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