If you’ve been thinking of creating a JRPG inspired by these detective stories, developer SWDTech has already got you covered. Pixel Noirthe turn-based role-playing game, which combines crime investigation with elements of a classic role-playing game, is coming to Switch next April.
The game has been in Steam Early Access since 2019 and has intrigued many with its isometric viewpoint and a different take on JRPG history. Instead of playing as brave young teenagers who are going to save the world, you will become a Grizzly detective – even the cheapest one in town! So not a story about the power of friendship. Now, publisher BadLand has announced that the game will be leaving early access next spring.
As an available private investigator, you are assigned a case that gives you a chance to clear your name after an event that kills your partner and others in the hospital. You take on all sorts of detective cases, trying to find out the truth, but from time to time you will have to engage in strange turn-based battles. And one more thing The secret of mana composer Hiroki Kikuta also contributes to the game’s soundtrack/
Here’s what publisher BadLand has to say about the game:
Pixel Noir is a detective role-playing game set in a sprawling metropolis where gangs roam free and coffee cures everything. Uncover the Truth – Regain your sanity as you unravel Pinnacle City’s darkest mysteries.
Something happened that night in the hospital that cost you your career as a police detective, your sanity, and your partner’s life. In ten years, you have a chance to set things right. Are the hallucinations that haunt you a clue to what happened that fateful night?
• Solve mysteries as Pinnacle City’s cheapest private observer! From missing pets to murder investigations, your detective skills will make you rich or get you busted.
• Explore Pinnacle City, a hideous hive of scum and crime, littered with black market trades, con artists and a variety of players.
• Fight enemies in turn-based battles and unleash devastating combo attacks by teaming up with others around you!
• Customize your gear! Upgrade your weapons with modifications to suit your play style
We love twists on the RPG genre, so we’re excited to get our hands on this next year. Perhaps a good drink will delight us until April 2023. We’ll let you know as soon as we get a more concrete release date for Pixel Noir.
Have you been following Pixel Noir since its early access release? Are you thinking of picking it up on Switch? Let us know in the comments!