Game Designers Suda51, Swery65 Collaborate on New Hotel Barcelona Horror Game
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Game designers Goichi "Suda51" Suda and Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro announced on IGN Japan's live stream of "Travis Monday Nightro 2" on Tuesday that they are collaborating on a new horror game titled Hotel Barcelona.
Suda51 and Swery decided several aspects about the game a half hour before the live stream, such as the title and genre. The two are interested in making it an indie game tentatively through game publisher Devolver Digital with a budget of 100 million yen (about US$900,000). The two discussed a tentative story about a journalist visiting and writing about a hotel, though not necessarily one in Barcelona. They are interested in making the game light and easy to play, and they mentioned platforms like the Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and mobile devices. Suda51, after expressing his interest in the Siren game series, sent a text message during the live stream to game designer Keiichirō Toyama (Siren, Silent Hill) asking if he would like to work together on Hotel Barcelona. Toyama replied that he would be interested.
Suda51 and Suehiro first teased the game as a "secret project" before the live stream on Tuesday.
Suda51's games include Killer7, No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, The Silver Case, Killer is Dead, and Let It Die. Suda51's studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. The studio released Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes for Nintendo Switch in January.
Swery was a founding member of Access Games, where he began his career directing games with Spy Fiction. He went on to work on Deadly Premonition, Lord of Arcana, Lord of Apocalypse, and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. The developer resigned from Access Games and launched the game development company White Owls in 2016.