Blacksad Release Date Pushed Back a Week to Early November 2019

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Blacksad Release Date Pushed Back a Week to Early November 2019

July 23, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

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Pendulo Studios
Release Date
November 14, 2019 (Calendar)
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The Blacksad release date has been pushed back to early November just a few short days after the first release date of September 26, 2019, was announced. Blacksad: Under the Skin is an upcoming original story set in the unique world of this French comic.

Blacksad: Under the Skin was originally slated to come out on September 26, 2019, but the developers have since seen fit to push things back and announced a new release date of November 5, 2019.

A news post on the game's Steam Community page explains that the developers are going to be using the extra few days to do a bit more polish on this upcoming title prior to the new Blacksad release date. Ultimately, their core goal is to "deliver the best possible experience for players".

Set in a version of 1950s America with anthropomorphic animals, this comic tells a classic hard-boiled detective story. The series originally kicked off in 2000 with Juan Diaz Canales handling the writing, Juanjo Guarnido providing the art, and French publisher Dargaud publishing the physical books. Five volumes of the comic have been published in total with Dark Horse collecting the first three in a single book simply titled Blacksad.


Blacksad: Under the Skin is set in the same world as these comics, although it's a new original story. A boxing club owner named Joe Dunn is found dead and future boxing star Bobby Yale has disappeared. Joe's daughter has taken over the gym and hired private detective John Blacksad to investigate her father's disappearance. The game will include puzzles, investigations, quick-time events, and choices made throughout the narrative.

You can watch the special "Making Of" trailer released alongside this announcement below and get a peek behind the scenes along with a healthy amount of in-game footage. If you want to grab this game, you'll be able to get your hands on it in just a few short months: the Blacksad release date is November 5, 2019. You'll be able to get it for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. In the meantime, you can add the game to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of the delay in the Blacksad release date? Are you going to pick it up when it launches? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!