Moulinsart and Microids have just revealed the very first screens for Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh’s video game adaptation.
Developed by the Spanish studio Pendulo Studios, renowned for their adventure games spanning over three decades, based on the comic strip story created by Hergé, Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023.
Inspired by an iconic adventure, first published in 1934, from the comic book series The Adventures of Tintin created by Hergé, which have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, the new video game signals the return of the famous reporter to the interactive medium thanks to a dynamic co-production by Moulinsart and Microids.
In the game, Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set sail for incredible adventures… After meeting with the Egyptologist Sophocles Sarcophagus, during a Mediterranean cruise, the famous young reporter decides to investigate the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh’s tomb. What terrible secret does the tomb hide? From Egypt to India and Arabia, Tintin and Snowy will follow a lead on narcotics trafficking all the way to the far east.
This new adventure game will immerse players into the captivating comic book’s universe and make them the heroes of an epic action adventure masterpiece. With an art direction faithful to Hergé’s drawings, this game is lining up to be a jubilant adaptation!
“Being able to work on an adaptation of the famous Belgian reporter’s adventure is a delight,” says Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids. “We started working on the game a few years ago and we cannot wait to show more to our players worldwide. If I had one thing to add, I’d say that we’ll do everything in our power to pay tribute to Hergé’s work and offer the fans the adaptation of their dreams”.
Nick Rodwell: Director of Moulinsart adds: “The production of a new immersive video game for PC and consoles carries the adventure legacy of the most famous reporter. Our ambition is first and foremost entertaining and friendly to please the whole family. Microids is the perfect partner to accompany Tintin for this new adventure!”
• Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC
Tintin finds himself entangled in a drug trafficking ring that will take him all the way to India. In the meantime, he meets Thomson and Thompson, two clumsy policemen whose role will progressively become more important throughout the series. Tintin, fighting against the drug traffickers of Egypt and India, meets with a few characters he will also encounter again, including villains such as Allan Thomson and the mysterious Rastapopoulos, as well as some of his future companions like Senor Oliveira.