Based off the comic book series, by Dargaud, of the same name, “Blacksad: Under the Skin” is set in a noir 1950’s era New York City. A dark and gritty story of anthripomorphic characters and a crime ridden world, the trailer for this game really seems to follow the same formula as the games produced by Telltale.
With the idea of conducting this investigation however you feel necessary. With an open ended story, the game really puts an emphasis on how character choice directly influences the development of the character and how the story will progress. The game is said to have features such as “an investigative narrative game with gameplay combining investigations, puzzles, quick time events (QTE) and multiple-choice dialog”. While introducing more than 30 characters, this game is supposed to introduce those who may never heard about Blacksad into its world, while also creating a new and immersive story that has never been told before.
Potentially a successor to the development company known as Telltale, Blacksad is developed about Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive, and published by Microids. Although, Telltale is not the only company to produce games told entirely through cutscenes and QTE’s, with developers such as Supermassive Games (creators of Until Dawn), Quantic Dream (creators of Detroit: Become Human), and Dontnod Entertainment (creators of Life is Strange) all doing similar things. This game may fill the void left by the absence of “The Walking Dead” games by Telltale.