Pixel Noir: Earthbound Meets Sin City in This JRPG Coming to Switch

Nintendo and Great Pixel Stories Seem to Go Well Together

Pixel Noir, the retro-inspired crime game that began on Kickstarter, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to enough funding, this version of the title will launch simultaneously with the PS4, PC, and Xbox One versions.

For those who haven’t heard news of this mobile murder mystery, Pixel Noir takes after old detective stories where the main character is tasked with solving a series of murders. Like most such premises, you start off in a crap city only compelled by the desire to leave and, perhaps, do the right thing? Of course, there are twists, turns, and plenty of smoking bullets on the path to doing your job. But there’s something else deep, eating its way at your psyche. Pixel Noir is very much a story-driven adventure that will have you questioning the detective’s sanity.

As detailed in a press release, Pixel Noir is the kind of JRPG you would obtain if you combined Earthbound and Sin City. In this case, you’re stuck in a rotten realm called Pinnacle City. Surrounded by an urban environment of sin and mystery, the promise of something better might be enough to pull you into the next corner. And to keep you further enticed, the environment is scored by Hiroki Kikuta, composer of the Secret of Mana soundtrack. Thus, Pixel Noir delivers a true retro rewind.

Fortunately, you can question the detective’s sanity on the go, thanks to the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, there’s no exact release date for Pixel Noir. Check back for that news when it arrives. For now, you can learn more about the experience on Kickstarter.

Pixel Noir Key Features:

  • Solve a variety of mysteries as Pinnacle City’s cheapest Private Eye! From missing pets to murder investigations, your detective skills will earn you either fortune or face punches.
  • Fight enemies in turn-based combat. Unleash devastating combo attacks by teaming up with other heroes in your team!
  • Explore Pinnacle City–a wretched hive of scum and villainy harboring black market trade & hawked by colorful characters.
  • Use your investigation mode to reveal clues. Level it up over time to unearth new secrets and storylines!
  • Overkill mechanic: if you do too much damage, instead of knocking your enemy out, you can kill them. This will affect what type of spoils you get from battle!
  • New timed hit mechanics for skills including button sequences and d-pad rotation!
  • CRDTech card game… can you find Phil, the Dust Master?

SOURCE: Press Release