Suda51 and Swery65 Team Up for Indie Horror Game

Published: October 23, 2019 9:20 PM /


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Today weird Japanese directors Suda51 and Swery65 have announced that they're teaming up to create a horror game. It's probably going to be weird stuff.

There wasn't really much to be said about their game yet, other than it's a horror game called Hotel Barcelona. They said the biggest inspiration to the game was the Siren series, with Swery also mentioning that Twin Peaks was also a major inspiration. In fact, Siren inspired them so much that both directors texted Siren creator Keiichrio Toyama in the middle of their announcement to ask him to help with the game, and he said yes. One small mistranslation came out of the announcement, with it originally being reported that Devolver Digital was publishing the game. Devolver took to Twitter to say they hadn't actually signed up to do that, but then said that they wanted the duo to pitch the game to them so they could get behind it. There's a good chance that will happen, given the reason Devolver Digital's name came up in the first place is that they apparently have plans to do just that.

If you're not aware of them, both Suda and Swery are prolific video game directors. Goichi Suda, better known as Suda51, has been a director behind several projects, including the No More Heroes series, Killer7, Lollipop Chainsaw, Shadows of the Damned, and more. He's currently working on No More Heroes III. Hidetaka Suehiro, better known as Swery65, is also a director behind weird cult hits, including Deadly Premonition, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, and The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories. He's currently working on both The Good Life and Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise.

Currently, Hotel Barcelona has no release date, window, or consoles. However, we'll undoubtedly be hearing more about it in the future.

How do you feel about this team-up? Do you like Suda51 or Swery65 more? Is it actually possible to pick one to like more, because they both seem pretty fantastic. Let us know in the comments below!

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