Microids, the developer behind the Syberia series, is flexing their publishing skills lately. They’re set to release the XIII remake this fall and were planning to put out an adaptation of the popular graphic novel Blacksad in September. Unfortunately, the team announced today that the release of Blacksad: Under the Skin is being pushed back a few months.
John Blacksad’s investigation is now set to start on the 5th of November 2019. The team will use this extra time to polish the game with only one goal in mind: deliver the best possible experience to our players!
— Microids (@Microids_off) July 22, 2019
Thankfully the delay isn’t too long. It will hopefully give the team enough time to polish the game up and give players the best possible product. This delay isn’t too concerning. In all the material they’ve released so far, the game has looked very good.
To assuage any fears, the team also put out the first part of their “making of” feature series. This short video gives a quick look at some of the thought processes behind how they translated the fan-favorite graphic novel to a 3D world. It’s clear that the team at Pendulo Studios has a reverence for the source material. Which leaves me confident that they can make a product that will delight both old and new fans.
Personally, I’m hoping that Blacksad takes notes from TellTale’s The Wolf Among Us. Unfortunately, that franchise will (likely) never get a second release, so it would be great if this could scratch a similar itch. The noir-style detective game is something I will always support.
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