When the latest trailer for The Sinking City was released without a street date attached, we theorized it might be suffering a delay. We were correct as developer Frogwares Studios assigned a new release date for the game as of today: June 27. In the words of Frogwares, “Too many games came out now so we prefer to get out the way.”
In The Sinking City, you play a PI trying to make sense of the case he’s wound up trapped in. The setting is New England in the 1920s — the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts. Oakmont has had some flooding issues lately…but that’s not the least of it. All that water is supernatural in origin, a by-product of the Lovecraftian monsters invading the city. A private investigator arrives to determine what’s up. Our fearless detective must explore the city, gather clues and figure out how to end the invasion.
As Charles Reed — the PI’s name — you’ll be completely alone in your investigation, with no allies or partnerships — it’s just you, the rainy streets, and the clues. You play the game by exploring crime scenes, gathering information, and questioning residents while listening for inconsistencies in their stories. Fortunately Reed has some unique abilities that make this one-man task more surmountable, such as his power of Retrocognition, which allows him to replay scenes he’s experienced already.
Here’s a re-post of the game’s latest trailer. The Sinking City is coming this June to Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.