Check Out The Trailer For “Blacksad: Under The Skin” Game

One of my favorite comics is “Blacksad”, a noir detective story starring John Blacksad, a black cat private investigator. The books are written by Juan Diaz Canales and filled with beautiful illustrations by Juanjo Guarnido, and I highly recommend checking them out. I was very surprised today to see this trailer drop for the first ever video game with this iconic comic, “Blacksad: Under the Skin”.

The game is being developed by Pendulo Studios and published by Microids.

Watch the video below:

The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance.

With its anthropomorphic characters and its incredible 1950s feel, Blacksad: Under the Skin delivers all the eerily dark adventure of a detective novel, just like the eponymous comic book series. While embodying detective John Blacksad, players will have to conduct this adventure in their own way. Depending on their decisions, players will influence the relationships between Blacksad and the other characters as well as the very end of the investigation.

The game seems to have elements of the first Blacksad book, “Somewhere Within The Shadows”, which was my entry point for the series.

It seems this will be like a story-based choose your own adventure type game, akin to the Life is Strange or Telltale Games’ Walking Dead series.

“Blacksad: Under The Skin” comes out on September 26 for the PC, PS4, XBOX One, and Nintendo Switch. A Collector’s Edition including a copy of the game, Blacksad resin statue, and portfolio will also be available.

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