June 4, 2013 by Paul Curtin
Square Enix is jumping the gun and not waiting until E3 next week to reveal their latest current-gen game Murdered: Soul Suspect that will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out the official synopsis for the intriguing new game below, but I’d recommend watching the trailer first so that it doesn’t give away the first big twist:
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT sees players take the role of Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a checkered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Unable to move on and stuck in the limbo world of Dusk, he won’t find peace until he can bring his killer to justice from the afterlife.
Using his new-found supernatural abilities, Ronan is free to explore the town of Salem, Massachusetts, from his shadowy afterlife. Unable to communicate with the detectives on his case, Ronan must read the minds of the living, influencing their thoughts and actions. As part of his investigation, he must interrogate the ghosts of Salem’s past citizens to piece together the puzzle, while battling demonic spirits to save his soul and uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for his death.
The trailer looks absolutely amazing, and the extra bit of gameplay shown at the end looks almost just as good as the CGI parts. It’s very surprising that a brand new IP would be introduced this late into the current console generation and at the same time as new games for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are going to be announced, but it looks like Tomb Raider developer Eidos still has yet one more trick up its sleeve.
One has to also wonder if this is another case of a game that will be releasing on both current and next-gen and how many other games will be making the same announcement come next week at E3. Guess we’ll find out next week…