Pendulo and Microids announce the happy news about Blacksad


Superstitious people may want to avoid black cats, but criminals should beware crossing John Blacksad, the anthropomorphic feline detective and titular star of the upcoming adventure game from Pendulo Studios. 

Blacksad is set in the early 1950s, when corruption is rampant in the the money-obsessed sports world, particularly boxing. When the owner of a boxing club is murdered and his star fighter disappears on the way to the ring for his next big match, it's up to John Blacksad to delve the seedy underbelly of New York City to investigate the crime(s). 

Based on the comic series by Spanish creators Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad is the latest game from Pendulo (Runaway, Yesterday series), this time co-produced with Ys Interactive and published by Microïds. While we know little about the game so far beyond its basic plot, we do know it will be in 3D, and based on the single image revealed so far, looks to have a more realistic visual design than the studio's previous games – "realistic" except for the pointy-eared, whiskered detective, that is. 

With the game still early in development, Blacksad remains a fair way off, with release on Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch due in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Adventure games by Pendulo Studios

Blacksad  2018

In the early 1950s, corruption, money and fame plague the world of sport, especially boxing. The owner of a boxing club is found dead and his star boxer, who must soon fight an important match, is missing. To solve this case, anthropomorphic feline detective John Blacksad will have to investigate th...

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Adventure games by Ys Interactive

Blacksad  2018

In the early 1950s, corruption, money and fame plague the world of sport, especially boxing. The owner of a boxing club is found dead and his star boxer, who must soon fight an important match, is missing. To solve this case, anthropomorphic feline detective John Blacksad will have to investigate th...

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