Developer Simogo and publisher Annapurna Interactive have promised to deliver a “chilling tale” and a modern take on puzzle adventure games with Lorelei and The Laser Eyes, a bizarre non-linear title that’s heading to the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in 2023. The game was part of the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase reveal yesterday.
The description of Lorelei and The Laser Eyes is cryptic in terms of the story. You play as a woman wandering an old baroque manor (or is it a hotel or a museum?) somewhere in central Europe, searching for answers. Those answers involve puzzle-solving in the mansion, as well as several bizarre characters. An international author with strange motivations. A murdered artist. A mysterious drifter and illusionist.
And just what drives your character? Why are you here in this place? And how does this all fit together? Is it all part of a macabre game, some grand conspiracy, or is it all just a simple treasure hunt?
If you were expecting answers from the trailer, you’re going to be left disappointed, as it’s as cryptic and surreal as the game’s description. But hey, that’s all part of the fun. Steam users can wishlist Lorelei and The Laser Eyes today.