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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller looks like a mystery worth solving

Fans of classic point-and-click adventure titles, rejoice – Phoenix Online Studios and Reverb Publishing today released an all-new trailer for their upcoming mystery title, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller.


This first trailer gives an overview of the style of gameplay that players will encounter in Cognition. There are several unexpected twists and turns that protagonist Erica Reed will have to navigate through in order to find her brother’s killer, and all of them take place within a deft mix of unique cel-shaded in-game art and artistic, thrilling cutscenes. Gamers lucky enough to be in attendance at PAX Prime in Seattle this August 31 through September 2 will be able to get into the mystery first-hand by checking out the Reverb Publishing booth, #3340.

Cognition is a thought-provoking mystery following Erica Reed, a Boston-based FBI agent, haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life. Taking a turn for the strange, Erica investigates with the ability of post-cognition, sensing an object’s past with a mere touch. What unfolds is a much greater, much more complex and enigmatic mystery, as it becomes clear that someone knows her secret.