It was only a week ago that Akapura Games pushed out The Darkside Detective to Xbox players, but already it’s time to get involved in a second adventure as The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark launches on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC and Stadia.
Available today to purchase and download on Xbox one, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC through Steam, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark will see players heading to the mysterious city of Twin Lakes as they once again look to help Detective McQueen and Officer Dooley solve the many mysteries found within.
Retailing at $12.99 USD (or the local equivalent), A Fumble in the Dark picks up off the back of the events of the first game as a new humorous point-and-click adventure plays out. This time around six new cases will be present, allowing the duo to take in the fun and games of a carnival, the more relaxed pace of the local retirement home, over to the ground and pound atmosphere of an amateur wrestling circuit and more.
With music from Thomas O’Boyle, a recap of the events found in The Darkside Detective – for those who haven’t played it – and some made narratives running through the background, A Fumble in the Dark should certainly be on your purchasing list.
- •6 unique cases, the likes of which you’ve never seen before (not a guarantee)
- •Uses both pointing and clicking technology
- •Music from Thomas O’Boyle, a totally-living composer, definitely not undead
- •Photo-Realistic* Pixel Rendering (*Depends on your definition of photo-realism)
- •1 mail-in rebate per customer on exorcism services for hauntings resulting from play
- •A brief recap of the events of “The Darkside Detective” for anyone who hasn’t played it and doesn’t want to
You’ll find it available today on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5 players, the Nintendo eShop for Switch folk, the Stadia store for those preferring Google’s streaming take, and over on PC through Steam. There’s really no reason to not get involved in fact.
Keep an eye out for our full review of The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark on Xbox Series X soon. But as always, if you enjoy the game, let us know about it in the comments.
“Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons are tearing it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say. Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it… That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine, or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind. No, he doesn’t smell of fish – it’s a phrase, come on… Picking up after the events of The Darkside Detective [link], McQueen has to save his usually-present (in body, if not mind) sidekick Officer Dooley from the Darkside, so the two can get back to what they do best – investigating the city’s many strange, often paranormal, always paradoxical goings-on. Join them in this frighteningly funny point-and-click adventure as they investigate six more standalone cases bringing them to a carnival, the local retirement home, an amateur wrestling circuit and even as far away as Ireland as they do what they can to keep the Darkside at bay.”