The acclaimed developer of Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! have announced The Mermaid’s Tongue, the successor to their hit Tangle Tower. The Mermaid’s Tongue sees detective duo Grimoire and Sally back for an ambitious and charming adventure. You can check out a new trailer above and read below for more details:
London, UK – 6th December 2023 – Critically acclaimed creators of Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! and the upcoming Crow Country, SFB Games are delighted to announce The Mermaid’s Tongue – an ambitious, adventurous, and thoroughly charming successor to the award-winning murder mystery title, Tangle Tower.
Detective duo Grimoire and Sally are back in this all-new underwater adventure…
In the pitch-black waters beyond a long-abandoned fishing town, the reclusive captain of the world’s strangest submarine has been murdered. Some say the captain was an immortal time-traveller. Others say he was a vampire, cursed to stay hidden beneath the waves forever. Only one thing is certain: it’s up to you to find the killer. Easy enough, right? After all, it can only be one of… *checks notes* eight suspects, each more eccentric and inscrutable than the last?! Gulp.
A riotous follow-up to the beloved Tangle Tower, one of Apple Arcade’s top three most highly rated games of all time, The Mermaid’s Tongue is a witty, visually spectacular detective mystery that balances heavy themes with light-hearted humour. Submerge yourself in the nautical beauty of the sprawling Mortuga Submarine and discover its many oddities and secrets. Interrogate the sub’s suspicious occupants – each fully voice acted and brought to life through expressive, hand-drawn 2D animation – and collect clues by solving satisfying puzzles designed to encourage curiosity, experimentation, and that ultimate “aha!” moment of discovery.
“The Mermaid’s Tongue is going to be really special. Everything from the beautiful painted backgrounds, to the music, to the brand new full 3D clues – it’s all been elevated from our previous work.
We’re big fans of the detective genre, and we’re passionate about pushing it forward – both in terms of player agency and artistic quality.
For people who enjoyed Tangle Tower and wanted more… This game is exactly what you’ve been waiting for!!”
– Adam Vian, Creative Director
Get your sea legs ready and prepare to board The Mermaid’s Tongue when it officially sets sail for consoles and PC in 2024! In the meantime, check out the free demo available now on Steam as part of Double Fine and iam8bit’s Day of the Devs 2023.
For more information on The Mermaid’s Tongue, visit the game’s Steam page.
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