The sequel to the PSN murder mystery Red Johnson's Chronicles will appear on PSN, XBLA, and PC, thanks to a distribution agreement with Namco Bandai. Namco will publish the XBLA version of Lexis Numerique's adventure game Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All, and Lexis Numerique will self-publish on PSN. The partnership is resulting in speedy work, as both versions will arrive in mid-September. Lexis Numerique will bring both to PC "soon."
The second installment sees the addition of a new help system and, according to the developer, improved motion-capture based animation.
"RED JOHNSON'S CHRONICLES - ONE AGAINST ALL"
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LYON, FRANCE - August 13, 2012 - Leading publisher and distributor NAMCO BANDAI Games and game developer Lexis Numérique today announced a worldwide distribution agreement for Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will also be released on the PlayStation®Network, published and distributed by Lexis Numérique.
The new installment in the Red Johnson series is a puzzle-based investigation game set in a noir universe with dark humor. Taking on the role of detective in Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All, players will have to use their brains as well as many tools in-game to analyze crime scenes and question witnesses.
The first iteration of the series, Red Johnson's Chronicles, was launched only on the PlayStation Network to critical acclaim. This opus continues to feature our hero - Red Johnson - in a totally new investigation available for both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. In addition to a new storyline, a new help system has been implemented and motion captured animations have been enhanced. With its totally unique design, Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All will provide gamers with more than 8 hours of fun.
"We are proud to publish such an original game and support the talented development studio Lexis Numérique," said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. "We believe it is important to promote a variety of quality titles and Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All is a unique game that will appeal to many players."
José Sanchis, Lexis Numérique's CEO, is also very enthusiastic about the partnership with NAMCO BANDAI Games: "We always try to build long-term relationships with our partners, and NAMCO BANDAI Games is definitely one we trust and respect. We believe we have strong complementary assets that reinforce our common will to be among the top online entertainment players."
Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All will be released on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Network mid September 2012. Red Johnson's Chronicles and Red Johnson's Chronicles - One Against All will soon be available for PC.