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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.

Details on Blacksad: Under the Skin

Adventure games by Pendulo Studios

Blacksad: Under the Skin  2019

A new mystery from Pendulo based on the Spanish comic of the same name. » Full game details
Yesterday (Series)

Yesterday (Series) 2016

Follow John Yesterday and Pauline Petit, a couple of immortals who own an antiquities shop in Paris, in an adventure through time and around the world.

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The Next BIG Thing  2011

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Runaway (Series)

Runaway (Series) 2010

Some say that Brian has gone totally crazy and sees little green men.

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Vertigo (working title)

Loosely based on Hitchcock's masterpiece with licensed elements from the film. » Full game details

Day One

Ethan Grant is a cynical journalist who discovers he has just one day to live due a terminal illness.

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Adventure games by Ys Interactive

Blacksad: Under the Skin  2019

A new mystery from Pendulo based on the Spanish comic of the same name. » Full game details