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New trailer heralds release of Cognition: Episode 3

In most murder mysteries, the best you can hope for is to reveal the killer at the end. But most games aren't Cognition, as the third episode in the four-part series released today lets players actually step into the shoes of the killer him/herself.

The new episode, subtitled The Oracle, picks up right where the previous installment left off, with "a body hurtling down the Enthon Towers' 33 stories to smash onto a parked police cruiser." This latest crime scene floods Erica Reed's psychic perception with "powerful visions of past murders and betrayals that occurred in this mysterious luxury apartment building. As Erica discovers more about the serial killer who's baiting her, she realizes that she's not the only one having visions. Now the only way to stop the Oracle is to step into the killer's shoes."

Unlike in the first two games of the series, this time players will alternate control between Erica and the Oracle. In doing do, the FBI agent will uncover the murderer's identity, along with "a series of gruesome discoveries regarding the case Erica most wants to solve: the murder of her own brother".

Available exclusively for download, the official website has several launch day-only deals. For those who have been buying episodes individually, the final two episodes can be purchased together for only $9.99, or if you're just starting now, the full-season pass can be bought for $19.99.  After May 17th, the prices will increase to $14.99 and $29.99, respectively (or Episode 3 alone for $9.99).

To learn more about Cognition, check out our review of the debut episode or play the demo yourself. You can also vote for the game on Steam Greenlight if you'd like the game to release there as well.

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