Pendulo Studios (who we’ve previously seen developing Blacksad: Under The Skin, for example) and Microids have finally given us a closer look at the gamification of Hergé’s legacy.
Here’s Microids overview of the game: “Inspired by an iconic adventure from the series of albums The Adventures of Tintin created by Hergé and sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, this new video game marks the return of the famous reporter with the puffball to the world of interactive entertainment thanks to a dynamic co-production between Tintinimaginatio and Microids. In the game Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh, the famous reporter and his faithful companion Snowy will experience some extraordinary adventures… After meeting Professor Sarcophagus while cruising the Mediterranean Sea, the renowned reporter sets out in search of the tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh. What are the dark secrets hidden in the tomb? From Egypt to India, passing through Arabia, Tintin, and Snowy will investigate a massive drug trafficking network throughout the East.
With all the facets of the Tintin universe and a story full of twists and turns that are part of Herge’s great creative legacy, Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh immerses the player in the heart of a mysterious Egypt and other lands of infinite beauty. Combining all the best elements of adventure and investigation games, Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh invites the player to dress up as an investigator/reporter: search, infiltrate to find clues, and solve enigmas with the help of investigation dialogues enriched with video sequences, infiltration phases or even plane or car chases. Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh offers unique and innovative gameplay to allow everyone to live the adventure like a real reporter!”
Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh (what do his cigars have to do with drug trafficking…?) will be released sometime later this year for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Given Microids’ penchant for embracing Francophone licenses (the Smurfs, Blacksad, and Poirot are all that!), it was only a matter of time before they put something for Tintin together. Hopefully, the English dubbing will not be poor this time compared to the French (Blacksad: Under The Skin fell into this mistake).
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