Yet another Switch announcement out of Gamescom was made: the game adaptation of the award-winning comic Blacksad, called Blacksad: Under the Skin, is getting a Switch release.

Blacksad is a Spanish comic intended for a French audience based in a fictionalized 1950s New York City where the inhabitants are anthropomorphized animals. The titular Blacksad is a black cat private investigator. The books are beautifully drawn, with plenty of sex and violence to make for a true noir experience.

The game, from developer Microids, looks to be an adventure game that lets players take on a case as Blacksad. A new trailer from Gamescom shows some of the game in action:


Not much is known about the game at this time, other than it has a 2019 release date. An official synopsis lends some background to the story:

The early 50s: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Robert Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the club and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance and to find the missing man. This sinister case will take our investigator to the darkest, most dismal depths of New York.

We’ll keep an eye out for any more exciting Nintendo Switch news out of Gamescom 2018!


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A video editor by trade, Bryan Finch is a lifetime Nintendo fan, and he loves writing about his passions. He also spends too much time playing and watching fighting games. Bryan enjoys​​ movies, comics, cooking with his wife, and the idea of Elite Beat Agents 2.