Bigben and Frogwares are pleased to present a new video that reveals the investigative system of waiting The Sinking City. The video allows players to dive into the mysterious universe of the game:
Charles Reed the detective, is patrolling the streets of Oakmont investigating the causes of the supernatural events and rampant madness that are devastating the city. In his shoes, players will have complete freedom in the investigation, being able to rely on their observation skills and the trusted notebook. They will have to explore crime scenes, gather information, ask questions to the inhabitants of the city, all without suggestions or help. While some challenges will be easily solved, for others the player will have to use Reed's unique abilities, including the Retrocognition which allows him to relive past scenes.
To succeed in the investigation, the players will have to collect clues, understand what these clues have in common, and try to refute their theories using one of the essential tools of the game, called Palazzo Mentale . The Palace will allow players to build their own hypotheses and find potential culprits, but will never make it clear to the player whether it is on the right track or not. We must accept the consequences of our choices.
Set in the 1920s, The Sinking City is an adventure and investigation game with an open world structure inspired by the works of the famous American writer H.P. Lovecraft . The player will play the role of a private investigator just arrived in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city that is suffering from a series of unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. The player will have to discover the source of what took possession of the city and the mind of its inhabitants. All the answers will be given very soon on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.