Blacksad: Under the Skin teaser trailer, key artwork

John Blacksad conducts a new investigation in 2019.

Blacksad: Under the Skin

Publisher Microids and developer Pendulo Studios have released the first teaser trailer and key artwork for Blacksad: Under the Skin.

The upcoming game, which is set in 1950s New York, follows private detective John Blacksad as he conducts a new investigation. It is playable at Gamescom 2018 this week from August 21 to 25.

Here is an overview of the story, via Microids:

In 1950s New York, the owner of an unassuming boxing club, Joe Dunn, is found hanged. At the same time, his protégé and best hope, Robert Yale, is declared missing. Devastated by this terrible news, Joe Dunn’s daughter, Sonia, decides to continue her father’s dream regardless. She takes over the reins of the club and hires John Blacksad to investigate the mysterious disappearance. The fight of the year is just around the corner and the club, in dire financial straits, will not survive if Robert Yale doesn’t turn up. During his investigation, John Blacksad will find himself plunged into a world of rampant corruption.

Blacksad: Under the Skin is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mac in 2019.

Watch the teaser trailer below. View the key artwork at the gallery.

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