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Check out a new trailer for Liberated, the tech-noir platformer in an interactive graphic novel

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VIDEO: Liberated trailer, also available on YouTube

Liberated (opens in new tab), announced earlier today at the PC Gaming Show, is a tech-noir action game set inside an interactive comic book that looks really cool—so cool that we're going to take a look at it again, courtesy of a new trailer that appeared during the Future Games Show.

The game's use of comic panels and BANG! POW! onomatopoeia sound effects reminds me a bit of XIII (opens in new tab), but it takes a different approach visually, with a monochromatic color scheme that gives it a more obviously noir edge. I think it's going to be a better fit for the story, a near-future cyberpunk adventure that features stealth, puzzles, platforming, and gunfights, all in side-scrolling action across the panels of a "live" digital comic book.

Liberated is coming to Steam (opens in new tab) and other PC storefronts in July.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.