Hidetaka Suehiro, better known by the alias Swery65, has seen increasing popularity as a game director over the last few years. While he started back on the PS2, the a few cult classic hits have really put him on the map. As a director he’s known for crafting absolutely eccentric characters and plot lines, along with a unique sense of style and storytelling entirely his own. The oddity in his stories is only matched by the man himself, who recently became a certified Buddhist monk and is currently writing a murder mystery novel told from the perspective of a cat. No, neither or those things are a joke.
Unfortunately, a couple years ago Suehiro was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. This led to him announcing a hiatus from gaming in November 2015. The next year in October 2016 he announced his departure from Access Games. However, he did go on to form his own studio known as White Owls Inc. The studio was revealed to the public at the start of 2017, and now we finally have news that Swery will be announcing his new game during PAX West on Sept. 2. Keeping with his trademark style Swery’s panel called “Coffee Time With Swery65,” sounds to be just as quirky as ever.
Here’s the official description for it:
“I will have a cup of coffee at the talk, so please bring your cup of coffee as well. When you first come up to ask me a question, I’ll ask you about what kind of coffee you like. I don’t care who you are, if you don’t love coffee like I love coffee, I’ll ask you to leave. (Pending policy approval from PAX management).”
Ahead of whatever Swery plans to announce at PAX West, we’re going to take a look at his most memorable projects so far. Basically what’s required playing before we all move onto what he brings to us next.