Nerd Monkeys presented the sequel to Murder in the Hotel Lisbon, available on July 19th.
Portuguese indie developer studio Nerd Monkeys announced during this year’s E3 conference the release of their sequel to Murder in the Hotel Lisbon, Detective Case and Clown Bot in: The Express Killer. This pixel art Point & Click adventure puts players in the shoes of Detective Justin Case who, together with Clown Bot and the annoying kid Billy, will be the only one’s able to solve a series of murders aboard a train.
These goofy characters will be responsible of conduting an investigation on the go, questioning passengers and finally solving this mystery. “Together, they will board on the express train, bother everyone by asking annoying questions, pick up everyone’s belongings and call them clues, drink and eat for free at the bar (because they are working after all!) and if all goes well, find and stop the express killer.”, reads the latest press release on The Express Killer.
As Nerd Mokeys explained, the game runs at a native resolution of 256×192, the same resolution used by the old ZX Spectrum 48k and the Nintendo DS. “Time for you to board on a brand new adventure filled with humor, cases (this time many cases!), mysteries, and even more characters now than ever before! Will you be able to gather clues, solve the puzzles, succeed the trials, and find the culprit before reaching the final station?!”, added the presser.
The Express Killer is a direct sequel to Murder in the Hotel Lisbon, released back in 2013, although it has been developed for new users to the franchise. The latest trailer defines the original game as “the sequel from the game you didn’t know existed”. With a price of 14.99€ / £12.99 / $14.99, The Express Killer will be available internationally both in Portuguese and English languages on Steam, Valve’s digital store from July 19th.