Will the Blacksad game tackle the subject matter of the graphic novels and also... will it be horny?


#1

I am a huge fan of the Blacksad series of graphic novels, and today they showed a few stills from the game. Blacksad: Under The Skin is being released by publisher Microids and developers YS Interactive and Pendulo Studios. I found the info and a press release from this Playstation Lifestyle article. It says that the release is planned for 2019.

After learning about the game, I couldn’t help but be curious about how the game is going to handle the topics that are grappled with throughout the graphic novels. The press release doesn’t go far to explain any involvement of the original creators.

On the surface level, Blacksad is about an anthropomorphic panther named John Blacksad who is a tough n’ suave detective in a noire world. Each novel generally represents a different case with major themes of corruption, class struggle, and racial segregation. The second novel Arctic Nation features a version of the KKK and goes very hard on the topics of race.

(cw:nsfw and horny)

Also, John Blacksad fucks. He is sexy as hell and he fucks. The novels keep it disappointingly tasteful but Blacksad is easily one of the furry fandom’s crushes. The novels can get fairly explicit at certain points. Will the game avoid it completely here as well? I’m waiting until a company starts to commodify furry thirst.

With topics like these I absolutely do not trust a publisher to handle it well–especially in a tell-tale-styled game where you create the version of the character you like. Will they avoid the topic completely or do they actually have a chance at pulling it off? Going over the press-release, they don’t mention the topics whatsoever.

I think the novel handles these topics brilliantly while keeping a unique artstyle (which I think has not translated well into the Switch game’s looks). I’m extremely curious what people think about this.

I’d also love to hear what else people love about the original Blacksad novels! There are so many wonderful aspects about every one of them, making them a great book club audition. If people are interested in more anthropomorphic literature I’d be happy to share more of that as well.


#2

I am going to guess no and no. I assume there will be women for the presumed make audience to look at but the less presumed gay male and female audience will get ignored. As for the race stuff I’m not sure I would want it in the game anyways as the way it was handled in the books was… Not… Very… Um, good? Or tasteful in my opinion? At all? It makes Zootopia look good in comparison and while I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy not Blacksad and Zootopia as pure entertainment I think pherhaps the race metaphors are best left behind and handled by the people who have had to deal with it directly (this is a complicated subject that this statement overs simplifies for sure to be clear but that’s a topic for another time) and not to two Spanish dudes writing stunningly gorgeous, and sometimes kinda porny, furry comics