We've seen little snippets of the intriguing Backbone over the past few months, but now publisher Raw Fury has confirmed it's coming to Xbox in 2021, and will launch as part of Xbox Game Pass.

The game is a "noir roleplaying detective adventure" in which you play as raccoon private eye Howard Lotor as you interrogate a diverse cast of characters, collect evidence, and choose which leads to follow.

Backbone's Prologue is already available on Steam for PC if you fancy trying it for yourself, and boasts an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating on the platform based on over 3000 reviews!

You can check out the brand-new [email protected] trailer for the game above.

Backbone's gameplay is a new take on point-and-click adventure, featuring stealth, exploration and extensive branching dialogues inspired by classic CRPGs. As Howard, you must traverse the different districts of a now walled-off Vancouver, sniff out clues, collect evidence, interrogate witnesses, and choose which leads to follow.

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