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Blacksad Starts Their Investigation Dec 10th on Nintendo Switch in North America!

Paris – December 6, 2019 – MicroidsPendulo Studios and YS Interactive are unveiling today the North American launch trailer for Blacksad: Under the Skin! Already available on Steam, the hunt for clues is about to begin on consoles as Blacksad: Under the Skin will release on December 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Let the launch trailer take you back to the 50s and discover some of the main characters as well as an introduction to the consequences of player’s choices during the investigation.

Will you be a tough investigator using violence to get what you want? Or will you be more subtle to get your questions answered? Grab your notebook and let this investigation begin!

Game features

Investigation phases and deduction

As the story progresses, players will be able to explore the game areas (with more or less freedom depending on the situation), in order to find clues and question potential witnesses.  Blacksad must analyze the clues gathered to draw conclusions. This deduction system enables players to link up various elements (clues, observations, etc.) in order to come up with theories and open up new leads. If the association work matches up, the detective will come to a conclusion. If the deduction fails, the clues will remain available for a new attempt.

Multiple choice dialogue

Dialogue scenes offer players the chance to move the conversation in different directions. They will need to choose the options they think will be the most useful to their investigation. These choices will decide Blacksad’s development and relationships, as well as future opportunities. Players will have the option to remain silent during certain exchanges, directly affecting his profile, unique to each player.

Cat senses

Being a cat gives Blacksad several significant advantages. His sharp feline senses like his vision, smell and hearing will help analyze certain situations with more depth. By doing so, players will be able to identify previously inaccessible details.

Quick Time Events

QTEs can be related to various actions or action scenes and must be completed in order to progress through the game (all failed attempts will have to be replayed). Players will face two types of QTE: pressing a given button at the right time or filling a bar by repeatedly pressing a button.

The story

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. The highly anticipated boxing match of the year is drawing closer and the club’s finances would not survive a no show from Bobby Yale. During its investigation, John Blacksad will find himself swimming with sharks in a universe where corruption is everywhere.

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Microids Unveils a Gameplay Video for Blacksad: Under the Skin!

Paris – October 28, 2019 – Microids, Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive are delighted to unveil gameplay footage for Blacksad: Under the Skin. Discover the incredible film-noir mood and the variety of gameplay mechanics in this exciting 25 minute video.

In Blacksad: Under the Skin, questioning suspects and searching for clues is just the beginning! Check-out the full list of game features below.

Game features

Investigation phases and deduction
As the story progresses, players will be able to explore the game areas (with more or less freedom depending on the situation), in order to find clues and question potential witnesses.  Blacksad must analyze the clues gathered to draw conclusions. This deduction system enables players to link up various elements (clues, observations, etc.) in order to come up with theories and open up new leads. If the association work matches up, the detective will come to a conclusion. If the deduction fails, the clues will remain available for a new attempt.

Multiple choice dialogue
Dialogue scenes offer players the chance to move the conversation in different directions. They will need to choose the options they think will be the most useful to their investigation. These choices will decide Blacksad’s development and relationships, as well as future opportunities. Players will have the option to remain silent during certain exchanges, directly affecting his profile, unique to each player.

Cat senses
Being a cat gives Blacksad several significant advantages. His sharp feline senses like his vision, smell and hearing will help analyze certain situations with more depth. By doing so, players will be able to identify previously inaccessible details.

Quick Time Events
QTEs can be related to various actions or action scenes and must be completed in order to progress through the game (all failed attempts will have to be replayed). Players will face two types of QTE: pressing a given button at the right time or filling a bar by repeatedly pressing a button.

The story

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. The highly anticipated boxing match of the year is drawing closer and the club’s finances would not survive a no show from Bobby Yale. During its investigation, John Blacksad will find himself swimming with sharks in a universe where corruption is everywhere.

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Unveiling Blacksad: Under the Skin making-of part 1!

Paris – July 22nd 2019 – Microids and Pendulo Studios unveil today the first part of Blacksad: Under the Skin making of, a video dedicated to the transition from comic book to video game.

This video series shot during the development of the game will introduce viewers to the team behind the video game but also both the writer and the artist behind the original Blacksad comic book: Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido.

Dive head first in the Blacksad 50’s film noir universe to learn how Pendulo Studios managed to give birth to this comic book masterpiece and how this original adventure came to fruition.

Discover unreleased documents, exclusive interviews and meet the international crew working on the project.

We hope that fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this sneak peak behind the curtain bringing them at the center of Blacksad: Under the Skin’s creative process!

The second episode will be released in a few weeks so stay tuned!

John Blacksad’s investigation is now set to start on the 5th of November 2019. The team will use this extra time to polish the game with only one goal in mind: deliver the best possible experience to our players!

Blacksad: Under the Skin will be released on the 5th of November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

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Blacksad: Under the Skin to be Released on September 26th 2019!

Paris, April 25th, 2019 – Blacksad: Under the Skin, the narrative-adventure video game developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive unveils itself in a story trailer. Discover more information about this thrilling investigation, encounter some of the astonishing characters and, for the first time, listen to the official voice of John Blacksad!

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.

Alongside this story trailer, Microids disclose the details of Blacksad: Under the Skin’s collector edition which includes a Blacksad resin statue, a portfolio and of course, the game!

Blacksad: Under the Skin will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac on September 26th, 2019. The game will be fully dubbed in English, French and Spanish. Blacksad: Under the Skin will also includes subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

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