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This Is The Zodiac Speaking

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Klabater
Developer: Punch Punk Games
Release Date: Oct. 15, 2020

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'This Is The Zodiac Speaking' (ALL) Comes to PS4, Switch, Xbox One and PC - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2020 @ 3:16 p.m. PST

This Is The Zodiac Speaking is a dark, fact-based single player FPP adventure thriller, combining stealth & detective modes in a stylized world of California 1970s.

This Is The Zodiac Speaking is based on facts from one of the world-famous crime cases of the Zodiac, a never-caught serial killers admitting to 7 killings but suspected of around 35 murders around the area of San Francisco, California in 1960s and 1970s. The story of the psycho killer sparks the imagination of people all around the world with legends growing around the killer’s identity and his murders while the case remains unsolved.

Dare to risk you life and sanity on a journey between past and present, between memories and dream visions of the Zodiac’s victims to collect clues and re-enact murders in order to save the victims, including yourself, from what the psycho has in plans and try to deal with your own trauma in a hostile world where Zodiac follows your every step.

Play as Robert Hartnell, a San Francisco journalist, who receives a phone call from the Zodiac, greeting him with the memorable ‘Hello, this is the Zodiac speaking’. Visit stunning stylized world based on the real locations where the Zodiac killings took place in and around the area of San Francisco, California of 1970s. Collect clues, solve riddles and set the right chronology of events to solve Zodiac’s murder cases.

Re-enact the killings to save the souls of his victims. Avoid the Zodiac at all cost as he follows your every step. Try to discover Zodiac’s identity collecting hints that will help you solve his cipher. Attend therapy session to learn more about the suppressed memories from your own childhood and try to heal your trauma. Travel between past and present in dreams, memories and vision to understand and learn more about the killer and about yourself.  And whatever you decide remember – this story does not have only one ending. 

This Is The Zodiac Speaking is a thriller with elements of classic horrors, stealth mechanics, detective mode and several endings to discover. The gloomy atmosphere of the game is achieved through the original, stylized graphics and epic cinematic music. The co-author of the script to This is the Zodiac Speaking is Lukasz Orbitowski, one of the best Polish writers, laureate of the prestigious Paszporty Polityki award and nominated for the Nike award. Together with Krzysztof Grudziński, Head of Punch Punk Games, they plunged into the dark and dangerous 70s to produce an immersive and mature story.

Music for the game was created by A_GIM, restless innovator and experimenter of the polish electronic scene returns in much anticipated solo project.

‘We are very happy to work with Punch Punk Games again! Our last cooperation was Apocalipsis: Harry at the End of the World, a unique medieval-inspired adventure experience. However, With This Is The Zodiac Speaking we enter a completely new field,’ said Michal Gembicki, Joint-CEO in Klabater. ‘We try our best to publish games that somehow relate to human condition in general but also focus on the fate of concrete individuals. 1970’s in USA was a period of radical social unrest and divisions, it is an ideal background for a compelling and mature story.’

Key Features:

  • Discover the evidence-based story of the America's most famous never caught serial killer
  • Experience the story from the perspective of a person who survived the attack of the psycho killer
  • Unravel the details of the murders during psychological sessions and in detective mode
  • Listen to the voices of victims and save their souls
  • Discover the alternative endings
  • Enjoy the atmospheric, film music
  • Travel to the vintage 70's and feel the atmosphere of the past

This Is The Zodiac Speaking is coming to PC (Steam), PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

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