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Tails: The Backbone Preludes Launches February 2nd

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Raw Fury, alongside developer Eggnut, has announced that Tails: The Backbone Preludes will release on PC via Steam on February 2nd! The title is a prequel to Backbone, the studio’s post-noir adventure game that was released back in 2021.

Tails: The Backbone Preludes | Release Date Announcement:

Tails: The Backbone Preludes is a post-noir narrative adventure with branching choices,
focused on an intertwined series of vignettes about change, circumstance, and consequence.
Guide four different characters through formative moments in their lives, all set to the
backdrop of a gorgeously pixelized dystopian Vancouver inhabited by anthropomorphic
animals.

Tails: The Backbone Preludes – Key Features

In a press release, Raw Fury has outlined some of the key features of the title:

  • 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 even destruction, and 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 you to track your
    choices, not only as you play each story, but every time you return for another run.
  • Play your way – Return to the world of dystopian Vancouver to learn more about your favorite characters, or start at the beginning – you can play Backbone and Tails in either
    order.
  • 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, perfectly accompanying the themes and characters
    of each story under a single melodic umbrella.

Tails: The Backbone Preludes is set to release on PC next week, on February 2nd. If you’re yet to give the first game in this post-noir series a go, make sure to give RPGFan’s review, written by Caitlin Argyros, a read.

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Tom Cox

Tom Cox

Tom is a news editor for RPGFan with a love of RPGs, Pokémon, and Zelda! When not playing games or writing, he can usually be found hiking with his dog, Otto.

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