Sleight of Hand: A Card-Based Stealth Sim Launches on Game Pass in 2025

Gaming Staff • March 6, 2024

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RiffRaff Games, the studio behind the award-winning noir puzzle game Framed, has announced Sleight of Hand, a card-slinging occult noir stealth sim. The game is set to launch in 2025 as a day one Game Pass launch for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC via Steam.

Sleight of Hand follows Lady Luck, a former occult detective, who is tasked with taking down her former coven in the rain-slicked streets of Steeple City. Players will need to navigate the city's taboo magic and cursed artifacts while wielding Lady Luck's cursed cards to cast a variety of magic and take down enemies.

The game features a range of card and state combos, allowing players to silently take out enemies and navigate the environment. Players can also upgrade the deck and assemble the perfect hand for each level, with a range of cards and abilities to choose from.

The game is inspired by Hideo Kojima's work on the Metal Gear Solid series and aims to push the stealth action genre in a new direction. RiffRaff Games is based in Wellington and is made up of a team of experienced developers who have previously worked on games like Dishonored, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and God of War.

Sleight of Hand promises to be a unique and innovative take on the stealth action genre, combining card play with a hard-boiled noir setting. With its day one release on Game Pass, it's sure to be a hit with fans of the genre when it launches in 2025.

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