Blacksad: Under the Skin Announcement

Posted on 26 Jun 2018

Pendulo Studios, YS Interactive, and Microids have announced today that Blacksad, of cult comic fame, will be getting a narrative adventure game. Don’t expect to see it until next year but you can peruse the gallery and press release below for a look at the screens that have already been released.


Official Press Release

Paris, June 26th, 2018 – Microïds is thrilled to reveal the first exclusive images of BLACKSAD: Under the Skin, the narrative adventure game developed jointly by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive. Based on the world of the comic book series Blacksad, created by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido and published by Dargaud, the BLACKSAD: Under the Skin video game will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac in 2019.

For the first time, players will be able to see their hero John Blacksad in 3D, along with some of the game’s settings: the boxing club where his investigation begins or an alley in the city of New York, as imagined by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive.

As part of this novelesque exclusive adventure, players will play the private detective John Blacksad, a cynical, seductive and nonchalant anthropomorphic cat. “We want the player to discover all sides of John Blacksad’s complex personality and choose the one he wants to be.” Declares Josue Monchan – Game Designer at Pendulo Studios.

The story of BLACKSAD: Under the Skin

In 1950s New York, Joe Dunn, the owner of a humble boxing club is found hanged. At the same time, Robert Yale, his protégé and greatest hope, is reported missing. Although overwhelmed by these terrible events, Joe Dunn’s daughter, Sonia, decides to continue working towards her father’s dreams: she takes over the boxing club and calls on John Blacksad to investigate this mysterious disappearance. It’s the eve of the fight of the year and the club, which is in serious financial difficulties, will not survive Robert’s withdrawal. The investigation will lead John Blacksad to the very heart of a world in which corruption reigns supreme.

BLACKSAD: Under the Skin will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac in 2019.


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