Developer Tapioca Games and publisher Hound Picked Games have announced that Welcome to Empyreum, a co-op party game, is planned for release on Switch in early 2023. Check out the latest trailer above and more details below via the official press release.

Welcome to Empyreum is a local co-op party game for up to 4 players and can, of course, be played by a single player. Conversely playing as a group the better the coordination and communication of the team, the cleaner the rooms will be and, therefore, the happier the guests will be during their stay. More hands make light work as the old saying goes. Remember: the guest is always right! (even if they are lazy sloths or gluttonous gummy bears…).

Cast for character redefining include Tommy, a narcissistic influencer; Miriam, a desperate mother; Elisabeth, a lucky girl, and Apolo, a depressed musician, who arrive at the Empyreum Hotel, an enchanted place that takes away what they love most.

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Intuitively the game opens up in the first section of the hotel, the Nursery, which acts as the tutorial and progression is fun as you learn and achieve many goals. It may be simple but be warned it’s hard work and perhaps a labour or love as you clean floors, charging around the room with your handy mop. Using conveyor belts to send items to the other side of the room, and pressing buttons to make the floor spin, so much to do and so little time……..

To complete a level and unlock the next, players must achieve at least 60% of the tasks, but if they clean more, they get better rewards (hats for the characters) and achievements or trophies. Reaching a 100% in all levels and unlocking all the hats are additional objectives, as well as unravelling the hotel’s story. There are so many challenges on offer and the incentive to progress is always a big motivational factor on wanting more, WtE will appeal to many gamers


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