If you purchase Blacksad: Under the Skin on GOG, then you’ll get another game from the same studio totally free.
Blacksad: Under the Skin arrives on November 14th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and GOG. The Nintendo Switch version is also coming but it’ll be a few weeks late. It’s a noir-style detective game where you play as a 6-foot black cat private investigator searching for a missing person who could be linked to a murder. Or rather, is almost definitely linked to murder because otherwise this game won’t have much of a plot. Or maybe that’s the twist? We don’t know as review copies haven’t been sent out yet.
Anyway, Blacksad is based on the comic book series of the same name. It takes place in a '50s-era New York City, except everyone is replaced by anthropomorphic animals. A boxing club owner is dead, and the owner's daughter thinks that a missing boxing star might know something about it. It's up to you to guide John Blacksad, private investigator, as he tries to unravel the mystery that might blow the lid off this two-bit town.
Expect classic adventure game tropes like puzzles, multiple-choice dialog, and quick-time events. There will be over 30 characters, a unique jazz soundtrack, and a compelling story.
And if you order it on GOG, you get a free game to go along with it.
Purchase Blacksad: Under the Skin between now and November 21st and you’ll get another game from Spain-based Pendulo Studios absolutely free. That game is Yesterday Origins, another graphic adventure game that is both a prequel AND a sequel to Pendulo's earlier game, Yesterday. It’s also another game centered around detective work and discovering the secrets behind mysterious deaths in New York.
Reviews are average-to-good, so this tells us if you like detective adventure games then both Blacksad and Yesterday Origins are likely to tickle your fancy. If not, then what the hell, free games are great, right?