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This is ZODIAC Speaking – An Evidence-based Detective Game

Unravel details of the Zodiac murders in this story-driven thriller coming for PC and consoles on 24th September 2020!

Klabater and Punch Punk Games are pleased to present the new teaser trailer for This is the Zodiac Speaking – a detective video game to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac on 24th September 2020.

This is the Zodiac Speaking is a noir, fact-based single-player psychological thriller. Game offers two different gameplay modes. One blends storytelling with stealth and action gameplay elements while second (Detective mode) put emphasis on storytelling to let you fully immerse in Zodiac investigation. In-game visuals stylishly refer to vintage 70’s and unique atmosphere of California at the time. Game plot is based on the story of Zodiac, one of the most famous never-caught serial killers. Play as Robert Hartnell, a San Francisco journalist, who one day receives a phone call from the mysterious Zodiac, greeting him with the memorable ‘Hello, this is the Zodiac speaking’. This event will inevitably lead Robert to confrontation with American famous criminal. 

“the story of the Zodiac killer is a dark moment in American history. There are many books and TV series on the subject, but we want to let players to really experience this story. We want you to feel chills on your back, and to become, instead of being a passive recipient, a part of these dramatic events.

Krzysztof Grudziński, Head Producer in Punch Punk Games. 

This is the Zodiac Speaking is played from first-person perspective, blending elements of classic horrors, stealth mechanics and detective movies with several endings to discover, all based upon decisions you will make during investigation. The gloomy atmosphere of the game is emphasized by the original, stylized graphics inspired by 60s/70s tv footage and ambient music.

The co-author of This is the Zodiac Speaking script 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 and creator of highly acclaimed Apocalipsis: Harry at the End of the World game, they plunged into the iconic setting of 70s’ California to produce an immersive and mature story for people with nerves of steel!

Play This is the Zodiac Speaking and:

  • Discover the facts and 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 serial killer, face your trauma and run investigation that will lead you to truth about Zodiac.
  • Unravel the details of the murders, visit crime of Zodiac’s murders, experience a real psychological sessions that will help you to manage your traumas.
  • Reveal the 3 alternative endings, all based upon your investigation decisions.
  • Enjoy the atmospheric, film music and original stylized visual style
  • Travel to the vintage 70’s and feel the atmosphere of the past in real California locations

This is the Zodiac Speaking is scheduled for 24th September 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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