Tails: The Backbone Preludes Coming to Steam February 2

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We finally have a release date for the prequel of Backbone, with Tails: The Backbone Preludes is coming to PC through Steam this February 2. The game is set in a post-noir dystopian vision of Vancouver and introduces a new series of intertwined stories that surrounds four anthropomorphic animals. The game features new gameplay elements, interactions, puzzles, and choices.

The game Backbone was released in 2021 and followed the story of one Howard Lotor. Howard is a raccoon and private detective tasked with solving mysteries. This upcoming game takes place years before the first one, led by these four characters:

  • Howard
    • A photography major experiencing college alongside his roommate, Larry.
  • Clarissa
    • An heiress who is never good enough for her father.
  • Renee
    • Confronting the lack of agency in her life.
  • Eli
    • A scientist that starts to question if what he is really doing is for the greater good.

Players can immerse themselves in a deep and meaningful narrative again and again. The character traits, branching dialogues, and randomized events open up new paths each time the stories are re-lived. To make the most of the game, players need to keep track of all their choices in the new branching tree and explore all scenarios. This new game has twice the word count compared to Backbone and dives deep into the different ways conversations play out.

While the world may be strange and circumstances different, the stories in the game are something that everyone can relate to.

Key features of the game are:

  • A powerful narrative of growth and change
    • Experience key moments in the lives of the main cast.
    • Set them on the path of self-realization or destruction.
    • Experience the growing pains of a world on the cusp of irreversible change.
  • Four stories, united by a common future
    • Explore the intricate backstories of Backbone alums Howard, Clarissa, and Renee, and meet Eli, the scientist who made a shocking discovery that will change the world.
  • Built for replayability
    • A brand new branching tree interface allows players to track their choices not only as they play each story, but also each time they return for another run.
  • Play your way
    • Players return to the world of dystopian Vancouver to learn more about their favorite characters.
  • Gorgeous visuals
    • In the beloved pixel art style, players can revisit iconic locations such as Gastown, and explore new spaces like high-class homes and cozy college dorm rooms.
  • Another banger of a soundtrack
    • Doom jazz makes a triumphant return in a brand-new original soundtrack by Danshin.
    • It perfectly accompanies the themes and characters of each story under a single melodic umbrella.

A demo of Tails: The Backbone Preludes is currently available on Steam.

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