Curve Digital have today announced that we’ll soon be taken back to the 1970s, cleaning up crime scenes, disposing of crucial incriminating evidence, covering up bloodstains and hiding murder weapons from the police. Sounds delightful!

Serial Cleaner has today been confirmed for Xbox One and PS4 alongside the already available (albeit in Early Access form) PC version, with a due date of this summer. Set in the ’70s, Serial Cleaner is all about cleaning up various murder scenes in order to stop the police from ever finding out what happened. To succeed you must explore, experiment and make swift decisions in order to avoid detection by police. Get caught and a black mark will forever be left hanging over your career.

Whilst doing so you’ll need to be extremely wary of the environment around you as Serial Cleaner uses real-world data to modify levels accordingly with the current time of day in a player’s whereabouts. Noise detection and “sneakability” will vary between night and day, and that could well mean the difference between freedom…and jail.

“Serial Cleaner was inspired by lose-fast/reload-fast games that demand players retry a level several times to learn how enemies react and figure out which zones of the map are the safest,” said Krzysztof Zięba, designer and writer at iFun4all. “If caught, the level generates the crime scene with the bodies moved, ensuring that players can’t rely on just muscle memory to get through a stage. The game is tough, but fair, so players need to plan their moves accordingly, or just get in there and improvise: both approaches work.”

If you’re attending either PAX East or EGX Rezzed, then you’ll be able to check out Serial Cleaner then. Otherwise stay tuned as we’ll bring you further details as we have it.

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