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Blacksad: Under the Skin just released, but didn’t get a purrr-fect start due to a technical malfunction.

After 2 years of development and delays, Blacksad: Under the Skin has finally been released. Well, not without some confusion. On the official Microids twitter, they state the game was to come out on the 14th of November in the EU on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. However, due to an unforeseen glitch, the game has already gone on sale on digital stores. The game is now available to purchase as of November 5th on PS4 and Xbox One.

Earlier today the Microids team issued a press release on its Twitter regarding the matter, stating:

“Originally planned for November 14th release, Blacksad: Under the Skin is available as of today on the PlayStation Store and the Xbox market due to a technical malfunction.”

They go into further details that several patches are on their way and will sort out a variety of issues. These include major bugs, performance optimization and various gameplay fixes, along with framerate and sound improvements.

While playing the game in its current form, these issues are frequent and prominent. We would highly suggest that gamers wait for these issues to be rectified before playing the game.

Anyone not familiar with the source material, Blacksad is a comic album series. The story revolves around John Blacksad, a private investigator who is an anthropomorphic cat. The story takes place in the United States in the late 1950s. Blacksad is told in a noir film style. Anthropomorphic animals adapt and appropriate humanoid traits.

However, the game is an original story, so you don’t have to have ever read any of the comics albums to pick up and enjoy the game. Of course, faithful fans of the Blacksad will also enjoy the story as it unfolds. Blacksad: Under the Skin will also be arriving on Switch on November 28th in the EU and December 10th in North America.

Stay tuned on Fiction Talk for a full in-depth review of Blacksad: Under the Skin.