Neon Blood: debut trailer, details, and screenshots

Developed by ChaoticBrain Studios and published by Meridiem Games and Astrolabe Games, Neon Blood is a neo-noir sci-fi Graphic Adventure/RPG with lots of style, and it’s releasing later this year on Nintendo Switch (exact date TBA).

Today, the very first trailer for the game was revealed, giving us a good look at the 2.5D graphics (using 2D sprites in 3D environments), the animated cutscenes by Sunshine, and of course the gameplay.

Here it is:

Next, here’s some additional details about the game and the list of key features:

In the year 2053, after the Third World War, humanity was reduced to a single megacity, Viridis, formed by two cities, the luxurious Bright City and the dystopian Blind City. 

Axel McCoin, a detective from Blind City, will be motivated by his ideals to rebel against the injustices caused by the drastic class difference between the two cities that exist in the dystopian society they inhabit, becoming a symbol of a revolution.

In his adventure, Axel will encounter powerful allies who will help him in his purpose, as well as enemies who will stand in his way, such as Ruby Emerald, who will do everything possible to thwart Axel’s plans.

  • Neon Blood features an elaborate and deep story with a cyberpunk theme that serves as a thread to tell Axel’s story, which will be marked by the relationships he will establish throughout his adventure, showing the player the different realities of the two cities. 
  • In Neon Blood, we embrace a 2.5D aesthetic, based on using 2D PixelArt sprites with 3D-modeled environments, maintaining an aesthetic differentiation between flat characters and the environment with depth. 
  • Explore the two deeply contrasting cities with markedly different aesthetics – the futuristic sc-fi cityscape of Bright City and dark, gritty cyberpunk inspired Blind City. 
  • Use the investigative skills of detective Axel McCoin to reveal Viridis’s dark secrets and set in motion a revolution that could destroy the foundations of society.

Finally, here’s a fresh batch of screenshots:

Neon Blood (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet, but is slated for a 2024 release worldwide.

Source: Gamer / Meridiem Games PR (07/02/2024)


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