The Last Case Of Benedict Fox Revealed With New Trailer At Xbox And Bethesda Showcase

This metroidvania is looking a little souls-like.


The Last Case of Benedict Fox may sound like the name of a new Wes Anderson movie, but you won't find any perfectly symmetrical shots or custom pastel stationery here. The latest title from Rogue Games and Plot Twist is a metroidvania with gothic flair, and it looks like it will appeal to both classic 2D Metroid fans and anyone adept at the Souls games' challenging combat.

Rather than start out in a fantasy world, The Last Case of Benedict Fox starts in 1925 Boston, where a missing family sends the titular detective on a journey within himself--literally--as he battles demons and uncovers the truth.

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The 2.5 visual style is stunning, resembling the works of Tim Burton or Laika, and it gives the whole thing an Arkham Horror feel. Enemies also show the clear influence Lovecraft had on the game, and the snappy combat looks like it will reward careful timing and precision above all-out aggression. As Fox explores other people's minds, things will get increasingly dangerous.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023. It'll also be available on Xbox Game Pass, as revealed during the Xbox & Bethesda showcase.

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