Erica Reed may have the power to see into the past, but gamers who play the demo of Cognition will get an early glimpse of the upcoming first episode.
In this four-part episodic thriller from Phoenix Online Studios and story consultant Jane Jensen, Erica Reed is an FBI agent on the trail of four different serial killers in Boston. Years ago she lost her own brother to a murderer who was never caught, but during the search she developed the post-cognitive ability to see the past by touching affected objects. Now she's being left clues that specifically target this ability, but "who’s leaving the clues? How do they know her secret, and what do they want from her?"
The playable demo is over 700 MB in size and comes with different download links for North American and European gamers. There is still no firm release date for the full version of Episode 1 - Hangman, but it's approaching fast and full-season pre-orders are now available through GamersGate, GameStop, and Rain DG. The game is also available for voting on Steam's Greenlight program.