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The Low Road

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Adventure
Developer: XGen Studios
Release Date: Aug. 23, 2018

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'The Low Road' (ALL) Gets Nintendo Switch Date

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2018 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT

The Low Road is a point and click adventure which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets.

Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry,Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry, lie, blackmail, and steal your way down The Low Road.

Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating rock and roll score, "The Low Road" will captivate players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.

1976.Noomi Kovacs—an overeager graduate of the LeCarre Institute for Exceptional Spies (L.I.E.S)—has just landed her first job at Penderbrook Motors’ Division of Outside Intelligence. Confined to an office and underestimated by her gruff supervisor—a disgraced former government agent named Turn—Noomi will have to exploit her colleagues and surroundings to help further her dream of becoming a globetrotting secret agent. Once in the field, Noomi and Turn begin to realize that their company’s dogged pursuit of their rivals extend to something far more sinister than “healthy competition” and the two will be forced to reconsider the paths they’ve chosen. Lying, blackmail, and emotional manipulation will become Noomi and Turn’s greatest assets as they make their way through…The Low Road.

The Nintendo Switch version of The Low Road features enhanced gameplay mechanics that take advantage of both the JoyCon and Pro Controller, allowing players to dig in with whichever controller they prefer.

Alongside this new control scheme, improvements ranging from background saving, to reworked voice acting have been added to offer up a smoother gameplay experience.

Key Features:

  • A unique digitally hand painted 2D illustration style with 1970s television influences.
  • A fully-voiced cast of characters
  • Play from the perspective of two corporate espionage agents
  • Over 32000 words of dark comedic dialogue written by award-winning playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack
  • A mergence of traditional storytelling and engaging game play
  • An original score of swirling psychedelia and dusty Americana by Eric Cheng, featuring songs performed by Win Well.
  • Nostalgic point-and-click style gameplay influenced by LucasArts and Sierra classics
  • Branching conversation puzzles that will challenge your deductive and intuitive abilities
  • Over 15+ first person puzzle sequences

Currently available on PC (Steam), The Low Road will be coming to Nintendo Switch on August 23, 2018.


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