The new installment for the episodic game Blues and Bullets was released today on Steam for PC. If you’ve not played the first episode, here’s the scoop on his noir game. It’s about Eliot Ness, the real-life detective who put Al Capone away behind bars and worked the beat of the Torso Murders in Cleveland in the 1930’s.
Eliot Ness, former leader of the legendary Untouchables, only wished to spend the rest of his life working in his diner Blues and Bullets and not thinking much of the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into.
Of course things rarely go as planned. When one day children start to disappear and the police just turns a blind eye to this, Eliot decides to take justice into his own hands and find, by any means necessary, the culprit and bring him to justice. Even if it means burning his peaceful life to the ground and getting involved in gunfights with assassins and thugs alike.
Aided by some unexpected characters, the player will control Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios to find the clues needed to solve the cases in the 5 episodes that this season of Blues and Bullets brings.
The first episode released July 23, 2015, so players are no doubt anxious to play this new one! Episodes are $4.99 each, or $19.99 for Blues and Bullets’ episodes 1 through 5 on Steam. There’s also a deal to get the original soundtrack, a digital comic, and the complete season for $24.99. The season pass for episodes 2 to 5 is available for $16.99.
As a noir fan, I can’t wait to play this game. The visuals have been described as cinematic and a vital part of the narrative, and the game appears to have replicated all of the classic noir films’ look. If you look at the images below, you’ll see how some have splashes of red, for a gritty feel. Blues and Bullets lets “players investigate crime scenes, coming up with his own deductions.” There’s different scenarios, which keeps games interesting, to the say the least. The decision-making process means that whatever decisions a player makes, he gets a perspective change on the case.
Here’s the trailer if you want to see if it’s something you might enjoy. The developers describe the new installment as where “we get to know gruesome stories from Eliot’s past, advance in the investigation and face challenges of all kinds and moral dilemmas.”
Developed by A Crowd of Monsters, Blues and Bullets currently is available on Windows, Mac OS, and SteamPlay. Episode two, Shaking the Hive, is currently only for PC but the Mac and Linux versions will come along next week. The soundtrack, for those who bought the package with the OST, has also been updated. The game has full controller support. Developers also shared that the first two episodes of Blues and Bullets should be available for Xbox One later this spring.