European independent game design studio Lexis Numérique has revealed new information about Red Johnson’s Chronicles, the upcoming downloadable PlayStation Network game which will be available by the end of the month. In a press release about the investigation/adventure game, which is said to mix noir with dark humor, the company explains its premise and some of its characters:
A corpse has been found in Metropolis City. Finding suspects and possible motivations won’t be the hard part. But sometimes, murders are more complex than what first appears. This won’t stop Red Johnson, who is no rookie nor one of those crook private investigators who thrive in the most violent town in the country.
As Red, a private eye, you will have to investigate a crime that could have been committed by almost anyone in Metropolis City. Finding suspects won’t be that tough as the victim seems to be the most hated man in town. The player’s job is to gather clues, find witnesses and make them cough up the goods. Lure them, threaten them, do whatever it takes but make them talk. With this information and pieces of physical evidence you will gather, nail the real murderer and put him away for good.
In Red Johnson’s Chronicles, you will meet many characters, such as Theresa and Sonia. Theresa is to grace and human warmth what Adolf is to tolerance and democracy. In short, she’s the perfect wife for an absent husband. And what a piece of luck, her husband is out for quite some time… This middle aged woman is quite a character; she may well know something about this murder. Sonia may not speak with the most eloquent manner, but those who know her well will tell you she is some kind of an artist. And art does matter in her job, the oldest in the world. This beautiful young woman could have seen something.
If you want to get more information directly from the studio on this title, visit the official website.