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Gothic Metroidvania The Last Case of Benedict Fox Announced for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC

Gothic Metroidvania The Last Case of Benedict Fox Announced for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 June 2022 / 1,950 Views

Publisher Rogue Games and developer Plot Twist have announced 2D side-scrolling gothic Metroidvania, The Last Case of Benedict Fox, for the Xbox Series X|SXbox One, PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, and Xbox Game Pass. It will launch in Spring 2023.

View the announcement trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game:

The Last Case of Benedict Fox immerses players in an atmospheric gothic world filled with exploration, puzzles, platforming, and intense combat, all with genre-best visuals running in full 4K at 60 frames per second.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a 2D side-scrolling mystery, combining classic feel of Metroidvanias with challenging combat from Souls-likes. Fans of tough action-adventure games as well as engaging, emotional storytelling will be right at home in the twisted world of Limbo as they uncover the grim fate of the family that once occupied the house and their missing child. Players will need to make use of their weapons, traversal abilities, and even the environment around them in combat against demonic forces, and an occult order that preys upon them as they venture into Limbo and the depths of the mansion.

In 1925 Boston, self-proclaimed detective Benedict Fox must uncover the fate of a family while traversing a dark, eerie world of emotions made manifest while battling the demon trapped inside his own body. Face an occult order and filthy demons in tactical and rewarding combat, explore the realm of the arcane, and unravel the disturbing secrets of a tragic family. The Last Case of Benedict Fox will immerse players in a rich story with engaging Metroidvania style combat and exploration, all in a breathtaking high fidelity art style.

Descend into Limbo

Benedict’s bond with his demon companion allows him to descend into the consciousness of a deceased person, the world of Limbo. However the mind can be a dangerous place, with emotions and painful memories. As Benedict discovers more clues, Limbo will shift and more danger awaits.

Freeform Combat System

You will encounter ruthless and extremely dangerous enemies in your journey, luckily you can use a combination of various objects, environmental surroundings, weapons, and traversal abilities to overcome all foes in your path.

Uncover a Grim Mystery

A rich and tragic story will unfold during Benedict’s time in this colonial manor. Benedict will explore the intimate and disturbing story of the former residents and experience shifting and changing environments as the story unravels.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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