Check out the first Blacksad: Under the Skin trailer

I’m all about noir video games and while this is a bit more colorful than the norm, the first Blacksad: Under the Skin trailer definitely caught my interest.

Basically it looks like a vintage 1950s detective story featuring animals instead of humans. The trick will be determining whose is more vicious.

Here’s the synopsis

Microïds and Pendulo Studios are delighted to unveil the first teaser for BLACKSAD: Under the Skin. It will give players a chance to discover the unique 1950s New York ambiance created by Pendulo Studios, where private detective John Blacksad will conduct a new investigation. The game will be available to play at Gamescom only in the fair’s business section.



In 1950s New York, the owner of an unassuming boxing club, Joe Dunn, is found hanged. At the same time, his protégé and best hope, Robert Yale, is declared missing. Devastated by this terrible news, Joe Dunn’s daughter, Sonia, decides to continue her father’s dream regardless.

She takes over the reins of the club and hires John Blacksad to investigate the mysterious disappearance. The fight of the year is just around the corner and the club, in dire financial straits, will not survive if Robert Yale doesn’t turn up. During his investigation, John Blacksad will find himself plunged into a world of rampant corruption.

Blacksad: Under the Skin will be released next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

So what do you think? Did the Blacksad: Under the Skin pique your interest too?

Photo Credit: Microïds Studios