It was back in 2020 that we told you a new Tintin game would be coming. At the time, all we knew is that it would be a collaboration between Microids and Moulinsart – details were very sketchy. Today though the blanks can be filled, as Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh is confirmed.
Revealed with the first screens and trailer, Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh is the Tintin game you need in your life. And it’ll be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023.
It comes from those Moulinsart and Microids teams, developed by the Spanish studio Pendulo Studios who have gained renown for their adventure games spanning over three decades.
Inspired by an iconic adventure from the comic book series “The Adventures of Tintin” created by Hergé and selling more than 275 million units worldwide, Cigars of the Pharoah will signal the return of the famous reporter to the interactive medium thanks to a dynamic co-production by Moulinsart and Microids.
As you’d expect, it focuses on Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy as they set sail for incredible adventures. After meeting with the Egyptologist Sophocles Sarcophagus during a Mediterranean cruise, the famous reporter decides to investigate the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh’s tomb. But what terrible secret does the tomb hide? From Egypt to India and Arabia, Tintin and Snowy will follow a lead on narcotics trafficking all the way to the far east.
Expect to be immersed into the captivating comic book’s universe as you make heroes of an epic action adventure masterpiece. With an art direction faithful to Hergé’s drawings, this is lining up to be a jubilant adaptation.
For Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids: “Being able to work on an adaptation of the famous Belgian reporter’s adventure is a delight. We started working on the game a few years ago and we cannot wait to show more to our players worldwide. If I had one thing to add, I’d say that we’ll do everything in our power to pay tribute to Hergé’s work and offer the fans the adaptation of their dreams”.
Nick Rodwell: Director of Moulinsart adds “The production of a new immersive video game for PC and consoles carries the adventure legacy of the most famous reporter. Our ambition is first and foremost entertaining and friendly to please the whole family. Microids is the perfect partner to accompany Tintin for this new adventure!”
Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.