I really like the first two games in the Pixel Pulp series, and I’m quite looking forward to the next title – Bahnsen Knights – that follows an investigator looking into a fast and powerful cult. Each game in the series has a distinct look: Mothmen 1966 is very green-black, Varney Lake is very blue-yellow, and Bahnsen Knights will be red-purple. Last Month, during the MIX Next Showcase, it was announced that Bahnsen Knights would be released on October 26. Today the publisher and developer have announced the interactive adventure game has been delayed until December.
Games can be delayed for many reasons. Most of the time, the reason stated is something along the lines of “we need more time to polish the game and make it the best it can be.” And that’s a perfectly acceptable reason. Unfortunately, the reason behind the delay of Bahsen Knights is much more tragic.
The developer, LCB Game Studio, is comprised of two people: Fernando Martinez and Nico Saraintaris. On Twitter, Martinez posted a very personal update about the delay. He writes, “My older sister, Mariana, passed away at the age of 44. She was in the world before me and taught me how to navigate it. I will miss her. And I will always need her. I share this with you to honor her, to let off steam, but above all, to be honest with those who accompanied and supported the Pixel Pulps from the beginning.” My heart goes out to him and his family.
In Bahnsen Knights, Boulder is an undercover agent in a world of religious fanaticism, F5 tornadoes, and Ford Sierras. His assignment in to infiltrate the Bahnsen Knights, a deadly cult with an enigmatic leader. The world of the Bahnsen Knights is murky and dangerous, and Boulder must keep his wits about him to unravel the mystery behind an old friend’s disappearance.
The leader, Toni, is a former car salesman preaching that Hell is above rather than below us. He was being investigate by Agent Cupra… but Cupra’s gone now. Is this because of Toni? What is the goal of the Bahnsen Knights? Why are they preforming route exorcisms? And why is paranormal investigator Lou Hill (from the previous two Pixel Pulp games) being held captive in a trunk?
Developed by LCB Game Studio and published by Chorus Worldwide, Bahnsen Knights will be released on December 14 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.