The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Lovecraft-vania The Last Case of Benedict Fox arrives in April

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If you’ve wished that action-platformers would lean a little more in the horror side, then Plot Twist’s new game might be up your alley. The Last Case of Benedict Fox is due to arrive on April 27 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and it’s coming to Game Pass.

Playing as the titular Benedict Fox, your goal is to uncover your father’s secrets following his untimely demise. Benedict isn’t alone, however; he’s accompanied by a strange, intimidating demon companion, and as he delves deeper into his father’s memories, he’ll also peer deeper into the abyss.

It’s easy enough to sum up Benedict Fox by describing it as “Lovecraft meets Metroidvania,” but seeing it play out, the blend works. Developer Plot Twist put out a new guided gameplay look today, showing how investigation and mystery are in store for Benedict alongside the action.

Defeating enemies lets Benedict build up ink, which he can then use to tattoo himself for more power. I dig the way these intersecting systems feed into the darker side of the story. It seems like The Last Case of Benedict Fox might be a good pick-up for those who want some more horror in their Metroidvanias.

Joining the pass

Benedict Fox is one of four games highlighted as coming to Xbox Game Pass today over on the Xbox Wire. The other games included are space-sim Everspace 2, side-scrolling narrative adventure Planet of Lana, and co-op mech-farming game Lightyear Frontier.

It’s a pretty wide array of video game styles, and it’s always nice to see a good variety of games headed to the Pass alongside the big Microsoft titles. Even though some big games are going to be swallowing up the oxygen for the foreseeable future, it’s nice to get a spotlight on cool and interesting new games like The Last Case of Benedict Fox.

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