Crack the case and unearth the conspiracy in this exciting yet pensive pixel-platform adventure!
Ambient rain drizzling outside, plumes of cigarette smoke hanging in the air, and an intense mystery waiting to be solved — all that and more awaits players in the moody and atmospheric noir adventure game, Lacuna. Today, publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer DigiTales Interactive are delighted to announce a December 21st console launch date for Lacuna, with availability coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on December 28th. These upcoming digital releases will allow even more players to experience the title’s melancholy yet intensely gripping mystery. Assume the role of Neil Conrad, veteran agent of the Central Department of Investigation (CDI), and discover the truth behind what at first appears to be “nothing more” than a heinous murder.
Lacuna launched on PC via Steam earlier this year to critical acclaim and immense community praise. Winner of ‘Best Prototype’ at Game Award Saar and second place for “Best Game” at Indie Game Fest 2019, Lacuna’s story is told through gorgeous 2D pixel art, as well as its dulcet, captivating soundtrack — both working in tandem to capture the essence of its futuristic yet dour environment. Navigate a vast amount of dialogue choices, make decisions with crucial outcomes, and reveal the plot that will turn everything Detective Conrad knows upside down.
Lacuna subverts the classic story-driven adventure trope by nixing the tiresome “point-and-click” mechanic. Gone are the days of pixel hunting, and other intrusive mechanics that interrupt the flow of the game. Other improvements on the genre include conversational choices that drive the story, narrative-based puzzles, interactable extras, various distinct endings, and a detective saga that is sure to stay with players long after completion.
Lacuna will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S for £16.74 / €19.99, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 for £15.99 / €19.99 on December 21st, and Nintendo Switch on December 28th for £17.99 / €19.99. Additionally, there will be a 20% launch discount in both the Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop. The PC version on Steam can be purchased with Assemble Entertainment’s usual “Save the World” Edition for £20.49 / €25.99, where 10% of the proceeds go to GoGiveOne, an organisation founded by the WHO Foundation that collects donations to provide COVID-19 vaccines for countries that cannot procure them.