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Tuesday, September 4, 2001
ECTS: Hitchcock - The Final Cut Preview
9:15 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

GameSpot UK has posted a hands-on preview of the Alfred Hitchcock-inspired adventure game, The Final Cut, from the recent ECTS show. Arxel Tribe is developing the title for Mac and PC, and expects it to be out sometime in October. While the Arxel site is barren of information on the game, the preview uncovered that the game's inspiration is actually from six different Hitchcock films, not just Psycho. Similar to other adventure titles, The Final Cut will have prerendered backgrounds with many puzzles to solve along the way. Here's a clip from the hands-on with more:

Incorporating elements from six Hitchcock films, including Psycho (but not The Birds, Rear Window or Vertigo, unfortunately), Alfred Hitchcock - The Final Cut is an adventure game in which players take control of private eye Joseph Shamley, who is called on to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a film crew. The game is controlled via the keyboard in a manner very much like LucasArts' stunning neo-noir adventure Grim Fandango, and it shares a similar style of play. Shamley spends his time talking to a selection of oddballs and femme fatales in an attempt to discover what's going on and, like all private dicks, poking around in places he really shouldn't be.
Head over and check out the preview now if you're interested. The preview also contains six new screen shots of the game in action as well. The Arxel site notes the game will be available on DVD, though it most likely will also be available on a set of CD-ROMs as well.

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