Thunderful and Space Lizard Studio have announced Paper Cut Mansion. Coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Paper Cut Mansion is a roguelite horror set in a unique handcrafted world made of cardboard. Players will explore the titular mansion floor by floor, solving puzzles, battling enemies and completing quests. As you do, you can unlock new abilities to aid you on each run and seek to solve the mystery behind the mansion.

In Paper Cut Mansion you play as Toby, a police detective. Arriving at the road leading to the eponymous old mansion, you soon discover not all is as it seems. You will put your detective skills to the test as you seek to unravel the story behind this bizarre place. Each run gives you the opportunity to collect another piece of evidence to be tacked on the Evidence Board. The 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.

Paper Cut Mansion screenshot

Run by run, Paper Cut Mansion promises to offer the opportunity to define your own playstyle. You can unlock new abilities and discover new equipment. These will give you a better chance of overcoming the challenges each procedurally generated run throws at you. Intrigue is further added through a dimension-hopping mechanic. This lets you leap between alternate versions of the same location, switching up the aesthetics and gameplay. 

Paper Cut Mansion Reveal Trailer

The game’s aesthetics are rendered using both traditional and digital means. Each texture is hand-drawn on paper, then scanned into a computer, to be modelled into 3D paper crafts. The combination of unique visuals, multi-layered gameplay and musical story interludes make Paper Cut Mansion a roguelite horror experience unlike anything currently in development. 

“I’m really excited to give people a first look at this intricate paper world we’ve been crafting. We wanted to create something unique, but that draws inspiration from the classic 80s and 90s works of Tim Burton and Jim Henson,

“The team has worked really hard to create a mysterious and visually appealing world that’s going to draw players in, and provide them with a compelling roguelite loop that’s going to keep them coming back. I can’t wait to tell you more about the game as we get closer to release!”

Gabriele Caruso, Space Lizard Studios

Paper Cut Mansion is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The game is schedule for release later this year, though no official launch date has yet been given. Are you ready to tackle the unique paper-based horror of Paper Cut Mansion? Let us know in the comments below!

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