Ever wondered what it’s like to be like one of the ‘cleaners’ from John Wick? Now you can experience it in Serial Cleaner, with an added ’70s flavour.
Publisher Curve Digital has released a new trailer for Serial Cleaner, a stealth game that involves sneaking about a crime scene and cleaning up blood, bodies and items. The game’s protagonist Bob gets hired by a mysterious client in the game’s Story Mode, an event that changes his life. Apart from cleaning up after massacres, the Story Mode will also look at the protagonist’s life in his spare time.
The trailer focuses on showing off the game’s story mode, and introduces the game’s other ‘challenge’ modes, which include a black-and-white mode, a drunk mode that makes things appropriately groovy and a super hardcore mode, which turns off helpful aids like vision cones.
Serial Cleaner is unabashedly set in the 1970s, an era that developer Jacek Głowacki describes as the “perfect decade for serial killers”. The style adds a lot to Serial Killer’s sense of humour and aesthetic, despite not having any direct 1970s influences.
Gameplay is described as being all about “exploring, experimenting and fast paced decision making”. The rhythm is supposedly not unlike Hotline Miami, where you are expected to fail often before getting it right. I can’t help but also think of the original Thief games, however, and how they gave players several tasks to stealthily complete in an open level.
Serial Cleaner is under development for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One and is currently available in Early Access form on Steam. There is no release date just yet, but the developers think they can get it done sometime this Summer. Furthermore, thanks to their partnership with Curve Digital, the developers expect a simultaneously PC-console release when it does come out.