Publisher Zodiac Interactive and developer Palm Pioneer have released a 14-minute gameplay preview of Tales of the Neon Sea.
The footage shows the protagonist Mr. Mist helping out the police with a crime scene investigation and follows on from the gameplay found in the Steam demo.
“We love the idea of a detective / crime type story within a cyberpunk setting,” said producer Tian Chao in a press release. “Like those classics, we’ll be looking at the relationship between humans and AI / robots, with the player solving crimes as part of the core gameplay. Of course, how we differentiate our narrative from those that have come before us will ultimately characterize Tales of the Neon Sea, and in this regard we’re taking a more light-hearted, humorous, and quirky approach to the genre.”
Chao continued, “Creating detailed and attractive pixel-art and lighting it in unique ways is one of our skills. Cyberpunk and pixel-art tend to be a good match, so it made sense for us to proceed in this direction with Tales of the Neon Sea.”
Tales of the Neon Sea is due out for PC via Steam on April 30, followed by PlayStation 4 and Switch at a later date.
Watch the gameplay below.