The Sinking City Shows Off Investigative Mechanics In New Gameplay Video

Watch 12 minutes of non-linear investigative gameplay in this new clip featuring developer commentary from Frogwares.

Watch 12 minutes of non-linear investigative gameplay in this new clip featuring developer commentary from Frogwares.

A new 12-minute gameplay video just landed for The Sinking City, an open world investigative game set in the 1920s city of Oakmont. It is heavily influenced by Cthulhu mythos stories like The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Publisher Bigben and developer Frogwares Studio just uploaded the clip that covers the in-game mission A Delicate Matter, which showcases how the game’s main investigation mechanics work, as well as a brief snippet of combat.

The clip shows off a signification amount of gameplay with developer commentary, so needless to say, there are some minor spoilers for the storyline and NPCs.

Frogwares commented on the video, saying:

During this mission, Mr. Throgmorthon, head of one of the leading families in Oakmont, asks Charles to look into a delicate matter: a receiver of stolen art has disappeared just before closing the sale of a valuable item, and Throgmorthon wants it back at all costs.

As the investigation unfolds, the player finds out that the story is far more complicated than it first seemed. Without being prompted by the game, the player must question more and more witnesses throughout the town, and use logic to get to the bottom of things.

If you missed it, a previous trailer highlighting more of the game’s detective elements can be found here.

The Sinking City is the latest in a series of cosmic horror games catering to Lovecraft fans. In fact, it’s one that sits among our list of the most anticipated horror games of 2019.

It follows the release of The Call Of Cthulhu last October and ahead of the impending 2D titles Stygian: Reign Of The Old Ones and A Place For The Unwilling, which don’t have established release dates yet.

The Sinking City is due to drop June 27 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can now pre-order physical and digital versions of the game ahead of release, with the digital Necronomicon Edition including the “Worshippers of the Necronomicon” three-quest pack and the “Investigator Pack” DLC.

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