Developed over three years by Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works, The Sexy Brutale is set during a single, endlessly-looping day in which a ball is held within a stately English mansion converted into a bizarre casino.
Players take on the role of elderly priest Lafcadio Boone. To progress, Boone must hide, watch and learn the colorful stories of the other guests at the ball in order to save them from grisly deaths at the hands of the mansion’s staff. If this is not done by midnight, a Groundhog Day scenario will replay until all of the mansion's dark secrets are revealed and the truth hidden at the heart of The Sexy Brutale is uncovered.
Luis Quintans CEO, BadLand Games: The Sexy Brutale is one of the most remarkable games we have seen, and we’re absolutely delighted to be bringing it to physical retail. Solving murders by reliving an unending cycle of death is a great concept on its own — and a worthy addition to the adventure genre.
Raúl Rubio, CEO and creative director, Tequila Works: The joy of The Sexy Brutale is experiencing each individual story and death and learning how to prevent each murder before it happens every day. Such a special occasion demands the appropriate dress code — a fancy physical release in partnership with BadLand Games!
Those who pre-order the game on PS4 will receive an exclusive six-page comic book penned by renowned comic artist Enrique Fernandez or an exclusive artbook featuring unseen images and concepts from the game’s development. These items will be retailer-dependent; further details are to be announced.
The physical version of the game will also include a CD of the official soundtrack and a full colour manual on the game and development background.
It appears that The Sexy Brutale will also be released on Windows (Steam) April 12th and Xbox One later this year. It's not clear what will be included with these editions, and I have no further information at this time. We've been told that more will be revealed...