Pendulo Studios to follow up The Next BIG Thing with a new thriller

Pendulo Studios is best known for its million-selling trilogy Runaway and its point-and-click adventure The Next BIG Thing, but the Spanish studio is leaving comedy behind for its next game, a dark thriller called Yesterday.

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Here’s more about the game from the developer:

“In New York City, beggars are disappearing one after another, only to be found burnt alive. Meanwhile, a Y-shaped scar forms in the palm of the hands of seemingly unrelated people. With the police and the media giving little attention to these events, Henry White, a young and rich heir dedicated to a charitable organization, and his friend Cooper, are the first to investigate these disappearances. They are two of the three playable characters in Yesterday, the third being none other than the enigmatic John Yesterday, who is dragged into this incredible story after his memory is completely wiped.”

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Yesterday will launch in the second quarter of 2012. The game is being published by Focus Home Interactive, an independent French publisher whose credits include Cities XL, Sherlock Holmes, Pendulo’s previous titles, and A Game of Thrones – Genesis.

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