Indie studio Tequila Works has announced their debut game for the Xbox Live Arcade, and it's right on par with what you'd expect from a company comprised of former Diablo III, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Heavy Rain, and Overlord II developers.
Entitled Deadlight, the downloadable title is being touted as a “cinematic puzzle platformer” which will document the journey of one Randall Wayne as he travels the American West coast in hopes of finding salvation from the zombi—er, “killer automatons” that have replaced the human population.
The title will be published by Microsoft Studios this summer, and appears to have some good talent behind its development. Though relatively new to the scene itself, Tequila Works consists of experienced founders Raúl Rubio Munárriz and Luz Sancho Rodríguez, and other industry vets from notable studios like Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, MercurySteam Entertainment, Pyro Studios, and Triumph studios.
“Tequila Works is born from deep traditions, and is created with sufficient time to let it reach its perfect maturity,” reads the bio on Tequila Works webpage. “In this way we have obtained an independent studio which combines, under the watchful eye of our silicon kegs, craftwork and modernity.”
Deadlight will arrive on XBLA this summer. See what horrors await in the first batch of screenshots below.