Arc System Works has teamed up with Japanese game director and writer Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro for a new project in 2018. From the mind that brought Deadly Premonition to life comes an ambiguous announcement for The Missing.
Our first look at the title in the video above doesn’t say much. We weren’t given any clear hints as to what the title’s true premise is or what kind of platforms we’ll see it on. All we know, from the Arc System Works website, is that it is expected to launch sometime this year.
“The title, The Missing, has many meanings,” Swery said. “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.”
This is the first game for Swery’s studio, White Owl, to be be developed in house. Swery has confirmed on Twitter that the team is still devoted to its work on his other title The Good Life, an RPG about a village that turns into cats at night. That title will be going through another round of crowdfunding in March.
“Frankly, this title will blow your mind,” Swery said. “I think it’s sick. I’m confident it will exceed your expectations, so please stay tuned.”