Arc System Works and Swery Announce New Mystery Game “The Missing”

Arc System Works has announced The Missing, a new mystery game with Deadly Premonition creator and director Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro as the director.

The game is being developed by Swery’s White Owls studio, and will be released for consoles sometime this year. That’s basically all we know for now, however the above video has Swery talking up the game, as well as leaving small teases of what to expect.

Here’s a transcript of the message from Swery:

The title, “The Missing,” has many meanings. 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.

Congratulations, Arc System Works on your North American branch. And hello, everyone! I’m Swery, director of The Missing.

This is an exciting collaboration between Arc System Works and White Owls. It also marks White Owl’s first game developed in-house. That makes The Missing a thoroughbred project. Developed by my own team in my own studio. Arc System Works has given me an opportunity to create something entirely new. Of course, this comes with its fair share of challenges, but we’re tackling them one at a time. But I’m definitely enjoying my creative freedom. Arc System Works has been very supportive. And they let me pursue my vision.

We can’t reveal too much today, can we? Okay, yeah… that’s what I thought. Frankly, this title will blow your mind. I think it’s sick. I’m confident it will exceed your expectations. So, please stay tuned.

Brandon Orselli


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