JRPG Inspired Detective Game Pixel Noir for PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and PC Gets New Trailer

on March 17, 2017 9:42 AM

Earlier this month, publisher BadLand Games announced it was partnering with SWDTech Games to publish its JRPG-inspired detective game: Pixel Noir. Today, the pair released a new trailer for the game.

As you may know, Pixel Noir first emerged onto the scene via Kickstarter, where it smashed its $30,000 USD goal: raising $61,212 USD. According to the developer, the game combines the great storytelling of film noir with classic Japanese role playing. SWDTech Games says to think of the game as Earthbound meets Sin City.

Here’s an overview via BadLand Games:

Living on the streets of a shithole like Pinnacle City, there’s only two things to keep you going: A pack of cigarettes and the feeling that there’s more than this.

There was something rotten in that rundown place. You were in over your head, but you were too proud to admit it. It was your pride that killed your partner. With the hospital burned to a crisp and nothing to exonerate you, they threw you in jail.

For ten years you were haunted by unanswered questions and unspeakable horror, frightened by what you saw, what you did – and what you could still do. Now you’re scraping by as a private eye, running a business out of a crappy apartment. But a chance comes along to clear your name once and for all. With your sanity at stake, how can you afford not to take it?

Key Features

  • 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. Customize 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 colorful characters.

  • Use your investigation mode to reveal clues and over time unearth new secrets and storylines!

  • Face enemies in turn-based combat: Customize your weapon to give you an edge

Pixel Noir is scheduled to release digitally sometime during Q1 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation Vita. BadLand Games has said physical release details will be announced in the future.

Below, you can check out the new trailer:

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