Noir Detective Game Backbone Out June 8, Stars A Hard-Boiled Raccoon Detective

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Fans of the detective game genre can look forward to the release of Backbone on June 8, which puts players in the boots of world-weary private investigator Howard Lotor. Rendered in a high-resolution pixel art style, Howard has to investigate a version of Vancouver that has gone to the dogs, as well as several other breeds of anthropomorphic animals who inhabit a city that can best be described as a dystopian Zootopia.

And in case you’re wondering, yes Howard is also part of this animal kingdom as he happens to be nature’s favorite trash panda, the raccoon.

Howard’s hunt for the truth seems to contain all the hallmarks that you’d expect from a noir mystery game, as well as a few extra special effects such as dynamic lighting to enhance the game’s visuals. The moody jazz soundtrack’s not too bad either.

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