Story-driven mystery experiences your bag? You’re going to absolutely adore Klabater and Punch Punk Games’ This is the Zodiac Speaking.
Announced for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC release later in 2020, This is the Zodiac Speaking is a new dark single player adventure thriller that promises to combine stealth and detective elements across a stylized world of 1970s California. Following the story of the infamous Zodiac – one of the most famous never-caught serial killers – This is the Zodiac Speaking will see you taking charge of one Robert Hartnell, a San Fran journo who just happens to take a memorable phone call – ‘Hello, this is the Zodiac speaking’…
This is the Zodiac Speaking is a thriller that will bring together the worlds of classic horrors, stealth mechanics, detective modes and multiple endings, with a gloomy atmosphere that has been achieved through the use of original, stylized graphics and epic cinematic music. The co-author of the script to This is the Zodiac Speaking is none other than Lukasz Orbitowski, one of the most accomplished Polish writers, and laureate of the prestigious Paszporty Polityki award and nominated for the Nike award. Together with the head of Punch Punk Games – Krzysztof Grudziński – the two plunged into the dark and dangerous 70s to produce an immersive and mature story.
And further to that, the music for the game was created by A_GIM, restless innovator and experimenter of the polish electronic scene returns in much anticipated solo project.
‘We are very happy to work with Punch Punk Games again! Our last cooperation was Apocalipsis: Harry at the End of the World, a unique medieval-inspired adventure experience. However, With This is The Zodiac Speaking we enter a completely new field.’ – said Michal Gembicki, Joint-CEO in Klabater – ‘We try our best to publish games that somehow relate to human condition in general but also focus on the fate of concrete individuals. 1970’s in USA was a period of radical social unrest and divisions, it is an ideal background for a compelling and mature story.’
This is the Zodiac Speaking will feature:
- Discover the evidence-based story of the America’s most famous never caught serial killer
- Experience the story from the perspective of a person who survived the attack of the psycho killer
- Unravel the details of the murders during psychological sessions and in detective mode
- Listen to the voices of victims and save their souls
- Discover the alternative endings
- Enjoy the atmospheric, film music
- Travel to the vintage 70’s and feel the atmosphere of the past
We’ll be sure to bring you further info as and when we can. For now though, if you’re interested in the upcoming arrival of This is the Zodiac Speaking on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch, it may well be worth you hitting up the Steam page.
Edit: March sees us given a full release date for This is the Zodiac Speaking on Xbox One, PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch and come September 24th 2020 we’ll be getting hands on. We’ve also got a lovely trailer to take in too.