PR: Hiroki Kikuta Joins 16-bit RPG PIXEL NOIR Audio Team

Monday, October 5th, 2015

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SWD Tech Games recently created a Kickstarter campaign for their project, Pixel Noir. The campaign has met with significant success, and recent announcements have shown the title to be quite promising. SWD Teach Games describes the indie RPG as “Shadowrun meets Chrono Trigger.” This seems like an ambitious comparison, but the game thus far has come to impress many. Set at an original goal of $30,000, the campaign currently stands (as of this article’s published time) at $39,633, with more than two weeks left in the campaign.
Aside from the Kickstarter campaign, SWD Tech Games has also announced the addition of composer Hiroki Kikuta to their team. Kikuta is best known for his work on Secret of Mana and Soul Calibur VPixel Noir is currently set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS Vita, PC, and Mac. No release date has been set.
New York, New York – October 1, 2015 – SWDTech Games is thrilled to announce the addition of veteran JRPG composer Hiroki Kikuta to the audio team for PIXEL NOIR, their gritty 16-bit detective RPG currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, PC and Mac. Drawing inspiration from the golden age of JRPGS and the film noir genre, PIXEL NOIR puts players in control of a down-and-out detective who must uncover the truth and recover his sanity as he unravels Pinnacle City’s darkest secrets. PIXEL NOIR is currently funded and is still seeking support:
PIXEL NOIR Kickstarter Campaign
Composer Hiroki Kikuta–best known for his work on Secret of Mana, Soul Calibur V, and the upcoming Indivisible–has signed on to the project to contribute music alongside SWDTech Games’s lead composer and co-founder Kunal Majmudar.
“Kikuta-san has been an inspiration to me throughout my life,” reflects Majmudar. “From the first few notes of ‘Fear of the Heavens’ and watching the birds fly past the Mana Tree, I knew I was playing something truly special with Secret of Mana. I’m left completely breathless at this opportunity to work with one of my heroes.”
PIXEL NOIR will draw players in with its dark and sarcastic story centering around a dejected detective who for ten years has been haunted by unanswered questions and unspeakable horror, fightened by what he saw, what he did – and what he could still do. He’s now scraping by as a private eye, running a business out of his lousy apartment. But a chance comes along to clear his name once and for all. With his sanity at stake, how can he afford not to take it?
“When I was first approached by the team at SWDTech Games, I was deeply impressed by the unique world and vision that they shared in creating PIXEL NOIR. My mind immediately began racing as to howPIXEL NOIR might sound, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with their talented team!”

– Hiroki Kikuta

Key Features
  • Solve a variety of mysteries as Pinnacle City’s cheapest Private Eye! From missing pets to murder investigations, your detective skills will earn you either fortune or face punches.
  • Fight enemies in turn-based combat. Unleash devastating combo attacks by teaming up with other heroes in your team!
  • Explore Pinnacle City–a wretched hive of scum and villainy harboring black market trade & hawked by colorful characters.
  • Use your investigation mode to reveal clues. Level it up over time to unearth new secrets and storylines!
  • Musical contributions by Secret of Mana composer and JRPG veteran Hiroki Kikuta
About SWDTech Games
SWDTech Games is a new indie game company founded in 2013 dedicated to bringing you the greatest gaming experience across any platform, from mobile devices to Steam. They grew up as gamers, loving grand JRPG experiences such as EarthBound and Chrono Trigger. Having grown up to work in different parts of the entertainment industry including nationally released comic books, cartoons and videogames, the team at SWDTech decided to combine forces to create the gaming experiences cherished from the past in all new adventures for the future.

 

SWDTech Games presents PIXEL NOIR, a new take on classic JRPG gameplay, giving audiences a unique perspective of classic film noir action as seen through a 16-bit lens.

 

Learn more: http://www.swdtechgames.com/

About Justin Kersey

My name is Justin, and I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in history. The long tale of my love for gaming began when my dad brought a Super Nintendo to our house in the ancient year of 1992. I played Mario Paint, Super Mario World, and Donkey Kong Country in my early years. My love for games only grew when I got a Game Boy and Sega Genesis in the mid 90s. Before I knew it, I was in college watching youtubers like the Angry Video Game Nerd, applying my love of video games to my love for history. Soon, I began collecting as many video games as I could. My favorite genres are JRPGs, open-world survival games, and adventure games.