The Library of Babel to open its doors to Nintendo Switch owners on April 7th; latest trailer

Developed by Tanuki Game Studio and published by Neon Doctrine, The Library of Babel is a 2D game that mixes stealth and platformer gameplay with a Graphic Adventure. And today, Neon Doctrine announced that it will launch on April 7th in Europe and North America.

To celebrate the announcement, they shared a brand new trailer for the game:

The Library of Babel takes place 20 000 years after the extinction of humanity, in a world entirely run by robots. You get to play as Ludovik, who is sent to investigate a murder case in Babylon. The game features a world full of vast jungles, abandoned temples, and more, complete with hand-drawn 2D environments. There’s also various cybernetic inhabitants to meet and interact with.

Here’s some more details and some screenshots for the game:

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short story of the same name, The Library of Babel welcomes you to a world 20,000 years after the extinction of humanity. The world is now run by advanced robots, who know very little about their mythical creators. All is well and orderly in a society run by robots, until the discovery of a library that contains everything that has, is, and will ever be written— the perfect harbinger of chaos.

You play as Ludovik, a Seeker, sent to investigate a murder case in Babylon. When a state of emergency is suddenly declared, Ludovik finds himself in increasingly dangerous territory as he follows the murderer’s trail and unravels the mystery behind the Library’s sudden lockdown.

Featuring a world full of vast jungles, abandoned temples, and plentiful cybernetic inhabitants to interact with, The Library of Babel promises both a thrilling adventure full of danger and intrigue, and a thoughtful, atmospheric tale of how we consider infinity.

  • An overgrown yet futuristic world with beautifully hand-drawn 2D environments
  • Deadly obstacles and even deadlier enemies to avoid, as Ludovik prefers agility and stealth over violence
  • Dialogue and Inventory management systems reminiscent of the Graphic Adventure games of the 90’s
  • A moody, philosophical science fiction story inspired by The Library of Babel and Apocalypse Now

The Library of Babel (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 7th in Europe and North America.

Source: Neon Doctrine (Steam)


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