Retro-style detective RPG Pixel Noir launches on February 8 for PC

SWDTech Games has announced that Pixel Noir will launch on February 8 for PC (Steam).

The retro-style detective RPG originally entered Early Access in June 2019. A Kickstarter campaign ran in 2015 (after a failed Kickstarter campaign in 2014), raising more than $60,000 for the project. We covered the game's original unveil nearly a decade ago.

A teaser trailer, description, and screenshots can be found below.

Untangle a gripping conspiracy by searching for clues to expose your city's dark underside with the release of SWDTech Games' new detective JRPG, Pixel Noir.

As a rookie detective, investigate the strange happenings & curious cases of Pinnacle City. Indulge your noir impulses as you put the screws to prime suspects, fight your way through a gangland turf war, and maybe even get double-crossed by a mysterious woman from your past.

"With the launch of Pixel Noir, we're taking our first step to deliver JRPGs tailored to adults while still honoring our roots from games like Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun, & Earthbound," explains SWDTech Games Co-Founder Kunal Majmudar. "We designed the game around the premise of what a SNES JRPG based in Midgar would look like with a gritty, noir twist, and we can't wait for players to experience the story and world we've built."

Take to the streets of Pinnacle City and explore its wretched core, thriving with grifters as you collect clues using your investigation skills to find items and crack cases. 

Meander through dark alleys to discover shops and black markets for helpful items and customizable weapons to fit your play style.

Tune up your gear to confront gangs, thugs, and vile scum in classic turn-based combat using timed hits and timed blocks, or partner with teammates to unleash devastating combo assaults.

Trailing the footsteps of the golden SNES era of RPGs, Pixel Noir combines well-crafted dialogue and storytelling of film noir with classic turn-based elements, packaged with a unique pixel art style any retro or noir enthusiast would appreciate.

Main Features

  • Explore Pinnacle City’s seedy streets, dark alleys, and damp sewers. 
  • Solve a variety of mysteries and cases on the side. 
  • Use your investigation mode to reveal helpful items and important clues.
  • Tune up, upgrade, and customize weapons to fit any strategy or play style.
  • Fight in turn-based combat using timed blocks, hits, and devastating combos.
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