‘Paper Cut Mansion’ Cuts Some Roguelite Mystery Into Paper Mario X Luigi’s Mansion

Thunderful Games has revealed a new game coming to Switch and other consoles this year — Paper Cut Mansion. Coming from UK-based Space Lizard Studio, the game is described as a roguelite horror and sees you navigate your way through a cardboard mansion as police detective Toby, solving escape room-style puzzles and scaling the building floor by floor, run by procedurally-generated run.

The developer says that the game “draws inspiration from the classic 80s and 90s works of Tim Burton and Jim Henson”, and from the trailer above it looks a little like Double Fine were given the keys to a Paper Mario X Luigi’s Mansion mash up… which actually sounds like a truly excellent idea now we’ve typed it out.

In addition to procedural generation, the press release also mentions a “dimension-hopping mechanic” and “musical story interludes”, so there seems to be no shortage of ideas going on here to accompany the handmade cardboard aesthetic here, which is apparently achieved through each texture being hand-drawn, scanned and added to the 3D model.

Here’s some more info on Paper Cut Mansion’s premise, plus some screenshots to accompany the gameplay trailer above:

In Paper Cut Mansion you play as Toby, a police detective who awakens on the road leading to the eponymous old mansion. You will put those detective skills to the test as you seek to unravel the story behind this bizarre place, with each run giving you the opportunity to collect another piece of evidence to be tacked on the Evidence Board. The intriguing cast of characters you will meet as you explore may help or hinder you: some will offer quests that can earn you helpful rewards, some will try to hide and some are out to get you.

The game has only a ‘2022’ release date attached at the moment, although given the spooky nature of the game, it doesn’t take a detective to divine the time of year they might be aiming for with this one.

Let us know below if you’re intrigued to unfold this one whenever it arrives on Switch.

Related Posts

This Week on Xbox: New Games, Upcoming Releases, and Events

Summary Related:This Week on Xbox: New Releases, Events, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Three New Xbox Game Pass Launches, New DLC, and UpdatesThis Week on Xbox: Day …

Read more

The Body Bugs are Coming for You – Free Today on Xbox

The team at Redstart Interactive recently launched two new games: grapple-heavy platformer Get-A-Grip Chip and its edutainment successor Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs, on the Xbox …

Read more

Xbox, Dolmen, Multiplayer, and You

In the days leading up to Dolmen‘s release today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, we had the opportunity to talk in more detail with the …

Read more

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Glutton’s Gamble is Out Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

It takes a strong stomach to face the monster in Vesper’s second Mirror of Mystery, available now in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands! Trouble is brewing as Imelda, the …

Read more

Farm the Dead to Stay Alive in Deadcraft

Summary Take on the apocalypse today with Deadcraft on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! If you’re not sure whether you’re ready to face the full zombie …

Read more

Rabbids: Party of Legends Brings The Rabbids Back to Xbox

Rabbids: Party of Legends brings the Rabbids back in a new multiplayer party game, coming to Xbox One on June 30. After an accidental spin in their …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.