Publisher The Irregular Corporation and developer Mediatonic announce Murder
, a "Hollywood whodunit" coming to PC and Switch next year. They offer
this Announcement Trailer
to show what they mean when they call this "quite possibly the only 90s-themed
Hollywood detective game you'll ever need." Here's the
, and here's more on the game:
Devised by game director Ed
Fear (The Swords of Ditto, Heavenstrike Rivals), Murder By Numbers is a
retro-inspired visual novel, injected with a colourful cast designed by the
incomparable imagination of Hato Moa (Hatoful Boyfriend) and music by the
legendary Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Viewtiful Joe, Ghost
Los Angeles, 1996. Honor Mizrahi was just an actress on a hit TV detective show.
But when her boss ends up dead just minutes after he fires her, she finds
herself starring in her own murder mystery. Teaming up with SCOUT, a
reconnaissance robot thrown away after a mysterious incident, she sets out to
clear her name - and a new detective duo is born.
Investigate a range of cases and unearth clues with SCOUT’s sensors, cracking
hidden nonograms and piecing together proof one pixel at a time. Use that
evidence to interrogate weird and wonderful characters across TV studios, glitzy
award shows, drag clubs, and more as you seek to uncover an overarching story of
conspiracy, deception and - of course - MURDER!