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Lacuna

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
Developer: DigiTales Interactive
Release Date: Dec. 21, 2021

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'Lacuna' Comes To nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S Later This Month - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2021 @ 11:05 a.m. PST

Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.

Another cigarette tumbles into the abyss. The sun is slowly coming up, glistening in the sea of buildings below.

I look up at the stars one last time before they disappear. They don't provide any guidance. They don't give a f*ck.

I have to make this decision on my own, and very soon. Problem is, I don't know how. I've never been able to figure out why I do what I do. Not really.

No more time to think. I have to go.

A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it.

Lacuna is a story-based pixel art adventure in a beautiful 2D sci-fi “noir” universe, which challenges you to utilize extensive dialogue options in order to make decisions with potentially serious consequences.

You are Neil Conrad, CDI agent. Awoken by the news of a murder, you rush into a case that will soon turn your life and the whole solar system upside down. Ask questions, collect evidence, and put the pieces together until the ugly truth reveals itself... or not.

Lacuna will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S for £16.74 / €19.99, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 for £15.99 / €19.99 on December 21st, and Nintendo Switch on December 28th for £17.99 / €19.99. Additionally, there will be a 20% launch discount in both the Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop.

The PC version on Steam can be purchased with Assemble Entertainment’s usual “Save the World” Edition for £20.49 / €25.99, where 10% of the proceeds go to GoGiveOne, an organization founded by the WHO Foundation that collects donations to provide COVID-19 vaccines for countries that cannot procure them.

The story branches and ends based on your actions. There's no going back. Sure, you can rush your way to the end – if you don't mind paying the price. Play your cards right, and you might make it out alive.

Some questions don't have a right answer. Will you sell out a friend to protect your family? Will you endanger a loved one in exchange for public safety? Will you keep the peace or reveal the horrible, world-shattering truth?

While the classics were great in their time, Lacuna does away with the baggage of many adventure game tropes:

  • Pointing & clicking Platformer movement controls (WASD / controller)
  • Selecting all dialog options one by one anyway Non-repeating conversations and choices
  • Inventory management and counter-intuitive puzzles Immersive, story-driven mysteries
  • Pixel hunting Optional outlines on anything interactable
  • Story grinds to a halt at every puzzle can always be driven forward
  • "x will remember this" Real choices and multiple endings

Currently available on PC (Steam), Lacuna is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5 on December 21, 2021 for £15.99 / €19.99, followed by Nintendo Switch on December 28th for £17.99 / €19.99.


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