It’ll be bringing a highly stylised noir aesthetic, and has been heavily inspired by Japanese classics like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger – today it has been confirmed that BadLand Games and SWDTech Games will be joining forces to make Pixel Noir a reality.

Due for arrival in Q1 2018 on Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita and Steam, Pixel Noir puts you in the shoes of a cop-turned-private-eye after a 10-year prison stint. An investigation gone awry at an abandoned hospital has left your partner dead, the hospital in ashes, and you behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit. Chasing down lost pets and beating the scum of Pinnacle City is just enough to stir the voices and visions that plague you every night… With your sanity at stake, how can you afford not to take the opportunity to clear your name?

Pixel Noir will be dropping digitally and physically, bringing a colourful cast of characters to accompany you through Pinnacle City’s world, all as you search out the truth. You’ll be left to battle the criminal underground, mustering the courage to face those well beyond even your wildest imaginations.

“We’ve been building Pixel Noir for quite a long time — six years to be exact!” says Kunal Majmudar, co-owner at SWDTech Games. “We’ve gone from old, proof-of-concept builds to UX (User Experience) test builds to the current pre-alpha state. We’re hugely excited to not only to announce our deal with BadLand Games, but to also announce the availability of the closed alpha demo to our amazing backers!”

“BadLand Games was forged in the fire that drives indie development, and our sole goal is to bring these incredible works of art to every gamer on the planet,” says BadLand Games CEO Luis Quintans. “Pixel Noir transcends genres to deliver something surprisingly new. Finding a gem like Pixel Noir is more than a mission; it’s in our blood.”

Key features include:

  • Solve a variety of mysteries as Pinnacle City’s cheapest Private Eye! From missing pets to murder investigations, your detective skills will earn you either fortune or face punches.
  • Fight enemies in turn-based combat. Customise your weapon to give you the edge in battle.
  • Unleash devastating combo attacks by teaming up with other heroes in your team!
  • Explore Pinnacle City — a wretched hive of scum and villainy harboring black market trade and hawked by colourful characters.
  • Use your investigation mode to reveal clues and over time unearth new secrets and storylines!

With a soundtrack written and performed by in-house composer Kunal Majmudar and famed Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta and crossovers with renowned indie darlings in Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight and Alonso Martin’s Heart Forth, Alicia in the plans as well, Pixel Noir is most certainly one we should be keeping an eye on.

We’ll therefore bring you further details as and when we have it.

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eternaldragonx
eternaldragonx
5 years ago

Looks interesting, hope it’s good.