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Watch the creepy new trailer for The Sinking City

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Third-person action detective game The Sinking City (opens in new tab) made an appearance at The PC Gaming Show today with an ultra-creepy new cinematic trailer—watch that above.

The Sinking City is a Lovecraft-inspired adventure set in '20s America. It's got an open world, but the devs are most excited for their open investigation system, which'll see us hunting down clues without checklists or quest markers. There are monsters, too, so while "the game is not about fighting monsters," and is focused on investigation, you'll still have to defend yourself.

The Sinking City doesn't yet have a release date. It comes from developer Frogware, which has a history of detective games, most recently Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter. We'll have the full segment from the PC Gaming Show posted here soon.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.