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Bokeh Game Studio Reveals First Gameplay Trailer for Highly Anticipated Horror Game, Slitterhead, at Summer Game Fest, Introducing New Horrors on PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Xbox Series X|S on Nov. 8

Hunt Down Slitterheads Using Blood as a Weapon in Kowlong's Dark, Neon-lit Cityscape; Retail PlayStation®5 Day 1 Edition Confirmed

TOKYO, — June 8, 2024 — Bokeh Game Studio, founded by legendary developer Keiichirō Toyama in 2020, pulled the curtain back on their upcoming horror title, Slitterhead, revealing the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming horror game during the Summer Game Fest livestream. The studio also confirmed that their first title will be released on the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on Nov. 8, 2024 digitally for $49.99, and will feature a physical PS5™ Day 1 Edition in North America distributed by XSEED Games with a MSRP of $59.99, including a physical copy of the game, a CD of original songs from the game composed by Akira Yamaoka, an artbook with over 100 pages filled with gruesome details, and a sticker sheet, all housed within a custom outer box.

Watch the Slitterhead Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mAkn64FQDU

I must eliminate them...ALL… Set in the densely cluttered streets of Kowlong, filled with obscurity and chaos, this battle action-adventure game casts players as the "Hyoki," an entity devoid of memory and physical form. His only motive is to eradicate the monstrous beings known as "Slitterheads" crawling around the city, disguising themselves as humans. Roaming the vibrant neon-lit cityscape, Hyoki must seek out allies among humans known as "Rarities," infiltrate and track dangerous organizations, and engage in battles harnessing the power of blood. As the suspenseful drama unfolds, delve into the mystery behind Hyoki's existence and the appearance of the Slitterheads.

Key Features

  • Bodiless "Hyoki" Exposes the Demons Nesting in the Pleasure District: The entity called "Hyoki" finds himself wandering amidst the chaos of Kowlong, plagued by the enigmatic monsters known as "Slitterheads" which mimic humans. Though bereft of all memories, he holds one resolute intention: to eradicate every last Slitterhead. Infiltrating the city, he sets out on a mission to hunt down the Slitterheads masquerading within human society.
  • Possession-based High Speed Action: Devoid of physical form, Hyoki's ability allows him to possess and control human bodies at will, turning the people wandering the city into his pawns. With this power he can slip through barriers, assume the identity of specific individuals, and infiltrate dangerous areas and organizations. By rapidly switching hosts, he can also traverse the city at high speed.
  • Thrilling Combat Using the Power of Blood: While human bodies are fragile, Hyoki can burn their life force, turning blood into weapons to confront the ferocious Slitterheads. Even when critically wounded, he can continue fighting by switching hosts efficiently. By possessing "Rarities", specific humans who share high sync with Hyoki, he is able to unleash even more powerful attacks and activate various abilities. The cooperative relationship with these "Rarities" holds the key to uncovering the deepening mysteries in the city of Kowlong.

Developed and published digitally on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, PS4™ and PS5™ by Bokeh Game Studio, Slitterhead will be released on Nov. 8, and will feature a retail Day 1 Edition on PS5™ distributed by XSEED Games in North America. Pre-orders for the Day 1 Edition will be available shortly on XSEED Games' website and select retailers. This title has been rated M for “Mature” by the ESRB.

For more information on Bokeh Game Studio, visit their official website and follow them on social media on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Bokeh Game Studio
Named after the “Bokeh” method of expression in photography, Bokeh Game Studio is a Tokyo-based independent game developer founded by Keiichirō Toyama, creator of Silent Hill, the Siren and Gravity Rush series. With addition of new staff joining Toyama's core team, they are currently developing Slitterhead which revealed its teaser trailer at The Game Awards in 2021 and will release on Nov. 8, 2024 release. For more information about Bokeh Game Studio visit https://bokehgamestudio.co.jp/.

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