Frogwares has published a new trailer for its upcoming Lovecraftian game The Sinking City.
The new trailer shows off the game’s detailed investigative gameplay, demonstrating how players will solve crimes and uncover mysteries.
The trailer reveals that the developer aims to “put the detective experience first,” omitting any form of hand-holding to the player. The game will never tell the player how to approach or advance a quest, including which locations and suspects to follow.
Players are also able to use the police records to solve cases, including a newspaper archive. Evidence is pieced together in the player’s “mind palace”—a gameplay feature borrowed from Frogwares’s Sherlock Holmes games. However, unlike the Sherlock Holmes titles, The Sinking City does not feature a right or wrong answer, so players may potentially blame the wrong suspect.
The Sinking City was originally scheduled to release on March 21, 2019. However, a recent rumour indicates that the game’s release date has been pushed back until at least May. The omission of a release date from the gameplay trailer supports this delay, but the developer is yet to comment.