Again in 2019, iconoclastic Japanese indie creators Goichi “Suda51” Suda (No Extra Heroes, Killer 7, Let it Die) and Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro (Lethal Premonition, The Good Life) introduced they might be teaming up on a horror-flavored recreation named Lodge Barcelona. Within the years since we’ve heard little or no about this crew up, however when pressed, Suda and Swery have continued to insist it was occurring. Nicely, throughout this 12 months’s Tokyo Recreation Present Lodge Barcelona was lastly revealed, and it appears each bit as unusual as you’d anticipate.
Described a “2.5D slasher movie parodic motion,” Lodge Barcelona takes within the titular resort, which appears to be a vacation spot for serial killers (the sport takes some inspiration from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining). Gamers will tackle a number of weird bosses, starting from a robotic shark to a large evil doll, and the trailer appears to trace at some form of roguelite components. Try the weirdness for your self, under.
At TGS, we heard a bit extra concerning the origins of Lodge Barcelona – it was Suda who determined to announce the sport to the world, despite the fact that solely the vaguest concept of what it could be existed on the time. That stated, it was Swery who finally pushed to complete the sport, doing numerous work on it “impulsively.” Right here’s a bit extra element on what the sport is definitely about…
“Lodge Barcelona is the long-awaited collaboration between recreation design legends Swery65 and Suda51, and our Xbox Digital Broadcast introduced us a never-before-seen gameplay trailer from the self-styled “2.5D slasher movie parodic motion” recreation. Drawing influences from throughout horror’s historical past, you’ll be pitted towards every little thing from alien entities to AI-enhanced sharks, all whereas caught in an limitless time loop stuffed with serial killers – and solely your deceased previous selves that will help you.”
Lodge Barcelona is coming to PC, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PS5 someday in 2024. What do you assume? Prepared for an additional slice of weirdness from Suda and Swery? Or does this not look as much as the requirements of a few of their previous tasks?