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Billed as a neo-noir adventure, here’s the just revealed Nobody Wants to Die

Unveiled late yesterday by PLAION and developer Critical Hit Games, Nobody Wants to Die is looking like a cyberpunk/noir mashup.

Sounds like nobody does die

So here’s one out of left field, and Nobody Wants to Die is looking like a surprise of the nicest kind. From PLAION and Critical Hit Games, this upcoming “neo-noir” adventure is set in a retrofuturistic/cyberpunk New York City, where immortality is commonplace.

Humans can transfer their consciousness from body to body in this future time, as long as their subscription is active and paid for. So with that in mind, you can imagine that a serial killer who’s offing the effectively-immortal would be a terrifying proposition.

Well that’s just the plot behind Nobody Wants to Die, as players step into the gumshoes of “Mortality Department” Detective James Karra. It’s up to Karra, along with police liaison Sara Kai, to solve the case and bring the one responsible for the killings to justice.

As you’ll see in the first trailer below too, that’s going to take some serious sleuthing, and a bit of high-technology. Namely, time-manipulation technology.

Lose yourself in the world of New York, 2329, where immortality is possible – for a price. Following a near-death experience, Detective James Karra takes an off-the-books case from his chief, with only the help of a young police liaison, Sara Kai, to assist him. Time reveals all as they risk everything in pursuit of a killer, uncovering the dark secrets of the city’s elite. 

PLAION press release

Look good? We thought so, but we’re kind of suckers for anything with a noir tinge to it. Plus the far-future setting, time travel elements, and promised exploration of transhumanism are only helping to amp us up for this one. So yeah, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of Nobody Wants to Die, which is looking to hit the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC some time this year.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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