Pentiment, Obsidian Entertainment's June Xbox & Bethesda showcase premiere, was like a novel come to life.

It's a historical mystery about artist-in-training Andreas Maler's life-changing journey through the Bavarian Alps.

Obsidian's smaller game Pentiment follows The Outer Worlds and Pillars of Eternity.

It releases alongside survival game Grounded(opens in new tab) and an environment buzzing about Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2, proving Obsidian is a multi-team, multi-game studio.

Josh Sawyer, director of fan-favorite Fallout New Vegas, is involved in the medieval murder mystery.

I call it "sick as hell" and "most thunderously radical." Hannah Kennedy, credited art director, should be heard more.

Pentiment's 25-year story involves investigating a prominent person's murder for which the player's friend is framed.

Pentiment is on Steam(opens in new tab) and Xbox/PC Game Pass. ʼ Pre-ordering costs $20.