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Sobering trailers spreading for upcoming adventures

It's trailer time again, as new videos have recently been released for not one, but three very different upcoming action-spiced adventures.

For those who like their adventures horror-tinged and heavily interactive, the 18 MB gameplay footage of Penumbra: Black Plague should cause ripples of excitement, if not chills down your spine. The second installment of the series following last year's Penumbra: Overture, Black Plague continues the playable character's search for his dead father through a dark and dangerous underground Arctic complex. The trailer demonstrates the game's focus on physics and gesture-based interaction which set the game apart from traditional adventures but will be very familiar to those who played Overture.

If creeping around in the dark isn't your thing, there's always Insecticide, a stylish noir detective title that casts players in the many shoes of humanoid bugs Chrys Liszt and Roachy Caruthers of the Insecticide Squad. The debut action-adventure from Crackpot Entertainment combines both light combat and story-based detective investigation, as a murder at the Nectarola soft drink company sends the two heroes to the city's seedy underbelly in pursuit of justice. The newest 24 MB gameplay trailer focuses largely on the game's action elements.

Meanwhile, far away from any bug-infested metropolis is The Bad, The Ugly, and the Sober. The old west adventure puts players in the spur-heeled boots of a former sharpshooter named Jack. When Jack's farm is burned down, he is forced to enter a bandit tournament for money, and to win he'll need to succeed in a variety of challenging activities. The 34 MB trailer can be found at Akella's website.

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