Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure promises "full motion video the way it was meant to be seen," and after this trailer, I'm inclined to agree. Big Finish Games' revival of the near-future detective looks to play to the series' roots, mixing ham-tastic acting with dollops of sardonic humor. Next-gen tech may be nearly here, but Tesla Effect wants to drag me back to the 1990s, and I want to let it.

Hopefully Tesla Effect will deliver on its promise when Atlus publishes it on PC and Mac in Q1 2014. Check out all eight minutes for an introduction to the cast, and an example of the game's dialogue wheel in action.

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