Japan has produced plenty of quirky video game developers, but one of my personal favorites is Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro. The last generation’s Deadly Premonition was a pretty unique adventure despite its jank, while D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die was a very fun adventure game for the modern era. Now Swery is about to release his first game since forming his own studio, White Owls Inc., and it’ll be the first of his games to hit a Nintendo system.

The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories is a fittingly weird blend of action-adventure gameplay, with the titular J.J. trying to find her lost friend Emily while facing the constant threat of death. It’s no end for her, though, as you can rise from the ashes or even use your dismembered body parts to solve puzzles.

You can check out Swery’s message about the port below, courtesy of publisher Arc System Works.


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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.