Loco Motive Header image, title of the game in yellow letters as it looks like three characters in game have thrown themselves from the train on the tracks

Loco Motive Release Date Delayed until 2023

August 15, 2022

By: Samantha Plaisance

 
 

Loco Motive will no longer be reaching the station in the summer of 2022, as the developers at Robust Games have announced that the release date will be pushed back into 2023. There is no set-in-stone release date as of yet, but the devs believe this is the best way to allow them to ensure the game reaches its full potential. 

 

 

You have been caught in the middle of a murder mystery aboard the Reuss Express, and by caught in the middle, we mean you are the prime suspect. Get ready to prove your innocence or you'll be headed right to the slammer. 

This point-and-click adventure is all about solving puzzles aboard a 1930s express train, where you will embody three separate characters that all run in tandem with each other throughout the comedic venture. The mystery of who murdered one of the passengers can only be solved through pure wit, and this story is chock-full of twists and turns you will never see coming. 

 
 

Loco Motive In game screenshot, where characters are in an interrogation room within the police station

This game looks like it has quite a lot of potential, and people are living for murder mysteries these days. Sadly, you will need to just hang on and stay aboard a bit longer, as the developers say the game will not be ready for its original 2022 debut. The devs took to Steam with the following message:

 
 

"So, we've made the decision to delay Loco Motive to 2023. There are a number of factors behind this decision, but ultimately we believe this extra development time will allow us to deliver the game we want to make and allow Loco Motive to reach its fullest potential."

With that said, they did post a nifty list of updates and information pertaining to the music within the game, the characters, and an announcement about them taking part in the AdventureX convention. The character they chose to take the spotlight this time around is Diana Osterhagen, who you will be able to take on as your final playable character within the game. Diana is a British super-spy who has gone deep undercover to reveal what secrets the Unterwald family is holding onto. Her latest assignment is to find any form of undeclared assets the family is withholding, but alas, she has been swept up in more than she bargained for, and you must use her problem-solving skills to help her escape from whatever dangers she faces ahead. 

As of right now, there is no set release date for Loco Motive, all we know is that it will arrive in 2023. To read the full list of updates from the developers, head over to the games Steam page