WISBECH, UK (6th APRIL 2021) — Indie developer D’Avekki Studios is thrilled to announce critically-acclaimed FMV game Dark Nights with Poe and Munro will release on May 4th 2021 for PS4 and Xbox One, with backwards compatibility for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. A release date for the Switch version is still to be announced.
Dark Nights with Poe and Munro tasks players with keeping small-town radio hosts John ‘Poe’ Pope and Ellis Munro together and alive through six TV-like episodes of supernatural mystery. A standalone prequel to 2018’s The Shapeshifting Detective, Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is the third game from the studio but the first to be ported to consoles in-house. The game released on Steam in May 2020 to praise from players and reviewers alike and the studio hopes console players will take to it just as warmly.
“Releasing on consoles ourselves is a huge step for us as developers but also an exciting moment for this game which was really designed to be played on a TV screen,” says D’Avekki Studios producer Lynda Cowles. “Unlike an interactive movie, which delivers a single story over a long time, we’ve created six different stories to give players more fun, encounter more mysteries, and discover more about Poe and Munro and the town of August. It’s a box of chocolates in FMV form.”
The game features almost five hours of full screen HD video and interactive hotspots which can be frozen to give unlimited time for making decisions. Player choices open up different paths through each mystery leading to two or more endings for each episode. Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard reprise their roles as Poe and Munro respectively, and FMV fan favourite Aislinn De’Ath cameos as guesthouse owner Violet. There are also guest voiceovers from Justin McElroy (The Adventure Zone, My Brother My Brother and Me), Jesse Cox (Monster Prom), David Homb (1995’s Phantasmagoria), and many more.
A press kit including trailers, screenshots and capsule art can be found at:
About D’Avekki Studios
Husband-and-wife team D’Avekki Studios have been making best-selling murder mystery dinner party games since 2004 but are better known for crafting critically acclaimed FMV titles. Their debut game The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (2017) earned a Guinness World Record for Most Full Motion Video in a Videogame, and The Shapeshifting Detective, published by Wales Interactive in 2018, received a TIGA nomination for Best Game by a Small Studio.