Microids has released an extended gameplay video of Blacksad: Under the Skin ahead of its release next week.
The game is a spin-off from Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido’s beloved ongoing French comic, and will cast players as the titular John Blacksad. It’s an adventure game, but it will not feature an inventory or a point-and-click interface. Instead, Blacksad: Under the Skin will give you direct control over the character and focus on observation and conversational choices, as well as your success or failure in quick time events.
The trailer below is an extended gameplay sequence, although it’s not clear whether this is from the final version of the game, due to release digitally on November 5 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One–there’s a distinct lack of sound effects throughout the footage.
John Blacksad will be able to use his heightened senses to hunt down clues in the game, which will be integral to forming conclusions and working through the game’s mysteries.
The story is set between the second and third books in the series, and will see John Blacksad investigating the death of a boxing club owner who died under mysterious circumstances. And, yes, the entire cast is made up of anthropomorphic animals.
In his preview of the game earlier this year, Jordan Ramée said that the game will have a heavy focus on morality, and examining the reasoning behind your own choices.