Developer SWD Tech Games and publisher BadLand Publishing have announced that their hard-boiled detective RPG, Pixel Noir, is coming to Nintendo Switch in April 2023. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign all the way back in 2015, the game has been available on PC under early-access since 2019. Check out the latest trailer for Pixel Noir above and details below via the press release.

Living on the streets of a shithole like Pinnacle City, there are only two things that keep you going: a pack of cigarettes and the feeling that there’s more to it than this.

There was something rotten in that old hospital. Sure, you were following your instincts that night, but those instincts got your partner and all those people killed. With only a temporary insanity defense and nothing to exonerate you, they threw the book at you.

For ten years, you were haunted by unanswered questions, frightened by what you saw and did. Now you’re a private eye, scraping by and operating out of a crummy apartment on the wrong side of town. One day, a strange case comes along, giving you an opportunity to clear your name once and for all. With your sanity at stake, how can you refuse?


“Pixel Noir” is a hard-boiled detective RPG set inside a sprawling metropolis, where gangs roam free and coffee cures all. Uncover the truth–recover your sanity as you unravel Pinnacle City’s darkest secrets.

Something happened that night in the hospital, something that cost you your career as a police detective, your sanity, and the life of your partner. Ten years later, you have a chance to set things right. Are the hallucinations that haunt you a clue to what happened that fateful night?


  • Solve 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.
  • Explore Pinnacle City, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, littered with black market trade, grifters, and players of all kinds.
  • Fight enemies in turn-based combat and unleash devastating combo attacks by teaming up with others in your entourage!
  • Tune up your gear! Upgrade weapons with modifications to fit your play style.

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