When you have the former head of Nintendo of America talking about your game on Twitter, you should take notice. That’s what Reggie Fils-Aimé did with developer Plot Twist’s upcoming Lovecraftian Metroidvania, The Last Case of Benedict Fox. The game was announced during the Summer Game Fest for the Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, with a Spring 2023 release.
Per publisher Rogue Games, The Last Case of Benedict Fox “immerses players in an atmospheric gothic world filled with exploration, puzzles, platforming, and intense combat”. The story takes place in 1925 Boston, where self-proclaimed detective Benedict Fox must uncover the fate of a family while traversing a dark, eerie world of emotions made manifest while battling the demon trapped inside his own body. You’ll be facing an occult order and demons in tactical and rewarding combat, exploring the realm of the arcane, and unravelling the disturbing secrets of a tragic family.
One of the game’s mechanics involves Fox’s bond with his demon allowing him to descend into the consciousness of a deceased person known as the world of Limbo in order to search for clues. However, as Fox discovers more clues, Limbo will shift and become progressively dangerous. The Last Case of Benedict Fox will also feature freeform combat, where players can use a combination of various objects, environmental surroundings, weapons, and traversal abilities in order to combat their foes.