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First episode of Cognition now hanging out in online stores

We all knew it was coming (hey, we have cognitive powers too!), but the lengthy build-up to the first episode of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller comes to an end today with the release of Episode 1: Hangman.

With help from acclaimed designer Jane Jensen as story consultant, Cognition marks the first commercial adventure from Phoenix Online Studios, the team behind the King's Quest fan sequel The Silver Lining. In this planned four-part series, players control the titular FBI agent in Boston who's still plagued by the unsolved murder of her brother. Since his death, Erica has developed post-cognitive abilities such as "seeing an object’s past with a touch" which she must put to good use when it becomes clear that different killers on the loose are leaving clues that only her special powers can perceive.

Offered exclusively for download, the first episode of Cognition is available worldwide today as either a single episode or full-season pass from GamersGate.  Rain Digital Games also offers both single episode and full season options worldwide except in Europe, while GameStop is selling only the season pass, again worldwide except for Europe.

Adventure Gamers will have our Episode 1 review posted soon, but in the meantime, be sure to check out our preview of the game and our interview with the game's designer, César Bittar.

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