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No More Heroes creator Suda (who often goes by the name Suda51) and Deadly Premonition creator Suehiro (often known as Swery65) first announced in 2019 that they wanted to make a horror game called Hotel Barcelona.
Hotel Barcelona is a 2.5D action game that parodies slasher films, written and directed by Suehiro from an original idea by Suda51. It will be released in 2024 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC via Steam.
“Hotel Barcelona, the place where all the action takes place, is an integrated leisure complex, featuring facilities such as a casino and camping ground around the hotel to create a single, living world with seven smaller worlds inside,” Suehiro told Xbox Wire.
“Due to the fact that Suda-san and I are making the game, the worlds each have some twisted tricks, and each of them has a serial killer boss. The objective of the game is to somehow defeat the boss, and clear the seven worlds.”
He also said the bosses in the game are not a tribute to any single movie character.
“They’re more like an embodiment of a subgenre of horror films. For example, there are many subgenres of horror, such as slasher movies, zombie horror, summer camps, babysitters, and so on. We came up with the idea of our bosses through the tropes that each subgenre has built up over their time.”