The Next Big Thing dev announces an 'original and dark thriller,' Yesterday

Pendulo Studios, developer of The Next Big Thing, has announced a new comic-book-style adventure game titled Yesterday. Apparently the art is where the similarities to Pendulo's previous titles end: "Pendulo has now given up comedy for once and is offering an original and dark thriller," the game's announcement reads. "This is the starting point of the brand new adventure from Pendulo Studios."

Yesterday begins in New York City, where "beggars are disappearing one after another, only to be found burnt alive. Meanwhile, a Y-shaped scar forms in the palm of the hands of seemingly unrelated people." A young heir, Henry White, and his pal Cooper investigate these incidences, while a third man, John Yesterday, is pulled into the story after his memory is erased. We're betting that last guy is pretty important -- call it a hunch. All three characters will be playable, Pendulo promises. Yesterday is slated for release in Q2 2012.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.