BROK the InvestiGator, a beat ’em up RPG adventure from indie developer and publisher COWCAT, has just revealed that it will be released on PlayStation on March 1st, 2023. The game originally launched in 2022, and it is available on PC now. However, BROK the InvestiGator is also expected to be ported to other platforms sometime this year, according to COWCAT’s official website.
You can watch the new announcement trailer on PlayStation’s official YouTube channel here:
Although the announcement trailer suggested that pre-orders were available immediately, COWCAT promptly commented that pre-orders would be delayed an hour due to a “small timing mistake”. So, be sure to check in an hour after the trailer was published.
BROK the InvestiGator may have the art design of early 90’s cartoons akin to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Darkwing Duck, but its thematic material is surprisingly grim. It’s some kind of strange blend of dense Noir storytelling, point-and-click mechanics, tough decisions and fighting. And it is absolutely all the better for it, a standout indie that just doesn’t feel like anything else.
It’s always a delight when nostalgia isn’t the purpose of a title, and the developer understands how to use it as a tool for something meaningful.
Now that BROK the InvestiGator is joining PlayStation, hopefully release windows for other consoles will be revealed soon. Ideally, the game will be added to all of the various subscription services too, because it absolutely deserves a larger audience.
It’s moody but exhilarating, and also unusually flexible. According to BROK the InvestiGator’s Steam page, easy mode will let players skip the fights altogether for a more casual and somber tone. There are in-game hints, and the PC version already supports controller gameplay.
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