Pentiment ported to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles

Jerry on 2024-02-22
Obsidian Entertainment has ported Pentiment to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles. The narrative-driven murder mystery is set in the early 16th century.

The term "Pentiment" itself refers to a painting that has been altered by drawing over the original image. This historical reference alludes to the adventure game's overarching theme of scraping away a surface layer to reveal a deeper truth.

Players follow Andreas Maler as the artist investigates the scandals plaguing a fictional Bavaria town in a time of unprecedented societal turbulence. The game's striking visual style, overseen by art director Hannah Kennedy, is patterned after illuminated manuscripts and woodcut illustrations.

For the music score, director Josh Sawyer partnered with Brooklyn's Alkemie group, responsible for the majority of the soundtrack. The historical adventure game showcases the ensemble's experimental approach to medieval period music, grounded in historical performance practice.

Pentiment is also available for Xbox One and Series X|S consoles, along with Windows through Steam. The 37-track album, available through streaming platforms, includes "Ein Traum," composed by Kristin Hayter, and Saint John's Eve adaptation of "Karitas" by Hildegard von Bingeon, performed by Alkemie.

From the product page:
Step into a living illustrated world inspired by illuminated manuscripts and printed woodcuts in a time when Europe is at a crossroads of great religious and political change. Walk in the footsteps of Andreas Maler, a master artist who finds himself in the middle of murders, scandals, and intrigue in the Bavarian Alps.

Experience 16th century Europe as the master artists of the time saw them. Art inspired by great illuminated manuscripts and the earliest printed books becomes a living, breathing world in Pentiment.

Choose different academic and social backgrounds and meet a colorful cast of characters as you discover the stories and secrets that lie within the small Bavarian town of Tassing and nearby Keirsau Abbey.
Xbox Gear Shop - Pentiment Vinyl Soundtrack (OUT OF STOCK)

YouTube Music - Pentiment soundtrack (Streaming)

Xbox - Pentiment Soundtrack Available Now, Vinyl Coming Next Year