The project is being developed by GameTomo. Superhot’s original developers, Superhot Team, will lend support and guidance but are likely still engrossed in development of their standalone expansion, Superhot: Mind Control Delete.
GameTomo states that Superhot JP won’t be a full-fledged sequel, but instead “an alternate story campaign with a bunch of new levels and some cool new gameplay.” The title will utilize Japanese environments that include samurai castles, karaoke bars, hot springs, seedy Tokyo alleyways and bullet trains.
The game won’t be officially titled Superhot JP. GameTomo confirmed that the moniker is just a temporary title and that they are “kicking around names right now.” The will be another standalone expansion on PC and PlayStation 4 “at least” and will be “priced very reasonably.”
The developers confirmed that the expansion will feature between 15 to 18 regular levels in addition to 3 to 4 endless ones. There will be new weapons which include a bow and arrow. And all the game modes from the original Superhot will make a return.
The title is only confirmed for a Japanese release at this point, but there’s little doubt that the game will be making its way over to the west as well. GameTomo also stated that the title is “non-VR for now”, seemingly indicating that Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR support could be included down the line. Superhot VR was a fantastic adaptation designed for VR devices.
Superhot was a surprise hit when it released a few years ago. Hopefully the team at GameTomo can incorporate all of the elements that made the original such a blast to play, and with some Japanese-inspired flair, deliver something unique to the budding franchise.