BLACKSAD: Under the Skin revealed in images
Paris, June 26th, 2018 – Microïds is thrilled to reveal the first exclusive images of BLACKSAD: Under the Skin, the narrative adventure game developed jointly by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive. Based on the world of the comic book series Blacksad, created by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido and published by Dargaud, the BLACKSAD: Under the Skin video game will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac in 2019.
For the first time, players will be able to see their hero John Blacksad in 3D, along with some of the game’s settings: the boxing club where his investigation begins or an alley in the city of New York, as imagined by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive.
As part of this novelesque exclusive adventure, players will play the private detective John Blacksad, a cynical, seductive and nonchalant anthropomorphic cat. “We want the player to discover all sides of John Blacksad's complex personality and choose the one he wants to be." Declares Josue Monchan – Game Designer at Pendulo Studios.
The story of BLACKSAD: Under the Skin
In 1950s New York, Joe Dunn, the owner of a humble boxing club is found hanged. At the same time, Robert Yale, his protégé and greatest hope, is reported missing. Although overwhelmed by these terrible events, Joe Dunn’s daughter, Sonia, decides to continue working towards her father’s dreams: she takes over the boxing club and calls on John Blacksad to investigate this mysterious disappearance. It’s the eve of the fight of the year and the club, which is in serious financial difficulties, will not survive Robert’s withdrawal. The investigation will lead John Blacksad to the very heart of a world in which corruption reigns supreme.
BLACKSAD: Under the Skin will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac in 2019.
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Over the last few years, Microïds has built up a solid catalogue of games for PC and next-generation consoles. Its work with well-known studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Games, Paul Cuisset, Benoit Sokal...) and its adaptations of famous licences (Asterix, Blacksad, Vertigo, Garfield....) have enabled it to reach a wide audience.
Always at the cutting edge, Microïds is plunging into new territory by developing several titles for the Nintendo Switch (Gear.Club Unlimited, Super Chariot, Flashback…).
About Pendulo Studios:
Founded in 1994 Pendulo Studios revitalized the adventure game genre with the million-selling, multi-awarded series Runaway in the early 2000s. Later on, they turned to the genre of interactive thriller and gathered a huge amount of praise with the Yesterday saga. Currently, they are also developing the video game adaptation of noir comic Blacksad.