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Swery's grisly platformer, The Missing, is coming next month

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The latest game from Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro (no, not that one (opens in new tab)) is a bizarre platforming mystery full of grisly near-death experiences. Don’t worry, though; even seemingly fatal encounters won’t hold you back in The Missing’s ominous Island of Memories. Today Swery announced a release date, and it’s coming to Steam in just under a month: October 10.

Here's the game's premise: J.J. Macfield is on the hunt for her missing friend, and it’s a hunt that will fling her into harms way over and over again. But on the Island of Memories, you can’t die. You might be immolated, electrocuted or have your body torn apart, but none of that is fatal. Of course this just makes it all the more grim, as J.J. is repeatedly not-quite-killed in a variety of nasty ways, leaving her in increasingly bad shape. 

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.