Formerly seen on Xbox and PC, horror-metroidvania The Last Case of Benedict Fox is officially coming to Sony’s console.
Complete with improvements
If you missed The Last Case of Benedict Fox, then you missed out on what was one of the better looking and playing metroidvanias in recent years. You’re also quite forgiven, because as great as it was, it was also pretty muted in terms of launch (and post-launch) hype.
The game centered on Lovecraftian cosmic-horror, specifically on the titular Benedict Fox, and his supernatural… issues. A private investigator (natch’), Fox is bound together with what’s more or less a demon, and the two find themselves mixed up in something terrifying. Yes, the two. Even the demon is a little freaked by the case.
It’s a good thing Fox has him on board too, as the demon enhances his combat abilities, and in the case of the PS5 edition it’s also getting little kick in the pants. According to Publisher Rogue Games and developer Plot Twist Studio, this new PS5 revision of the original title will be the definitive edition.
Fans can expect a faster-paced experience when it comes to combat, and it sounds like the game will be tweaked overall too. Look for new gameplay altogether, as well as “enhancements to visuals, UI, enemy AI, puzzles, and more”.
Winner of the Gamescom 2022 Award for “Most Wanted Microsoft Xbox Game,” The Last Case of Benedict Fox will run at full 4K and 60 frames per second to bring the nightmarish realm of trauma and tribulations to life. Step into gothic-era Boston as the eponymous self-proclaimed detective to experience the deep mauve haze, sinister spires, foreboding footpaths, and unnerving reverberations of Limbo. As Benedict you will delve further into oblivion, in a journey to uncover the truth behind a mystifying family tragedy while answering to the whims of a demon that possesses his soul. Delve into memories of the dead through a chilling narrative interwoven with exhilarating combat and mind-bending puzzle design. Explore the arcane realms of life and death in the universe of Limbo as far as your psyche will allow, but beware, this case can easily consume you… leaving behind a never-ending and nightmarish comatose in its wake. Will this case be solved or will you succumb to insanity?Rogue Games press release
There’s no release date just yet for The Last Case of Benedict Fox for the PS5, or word on whether the enhancements will filter down to the Xbox and PC versions, but we’ll keep you posted.