Caffeinated ghost story Necrobarista comes to PC on July 22

The visual novel won’t make it to PS4 or Switch until 2021

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After facing “a lot of setbacks and false starts,” Route 59’s caffeinated visual novel adventure Necrobarista is coming to Steam on July 22, 2020 and then Nintendo Switch and PS4 in 2021.

Necrobarista is a supernatural take on Melbourne set in a café that resides between life and death, which should be a fun narrative playground. Here’s the gist: wayward souls visit the establishment for a bit of coffee and conversation before moving on, and the story revolves around a cast of characters including Maddy, the shop’s new necromancer owner, and Ned Kelly, a real-world-inspired figure.

It’s got a slick presentation – notice all those keywords? – and even some first-person exploration.

According to the creators, “The game has gone through a huge number of reworks and tweaks to make it the best it can be, and it’s turned into something we’re really, really proud of.”

I wonder how many cups of coffee were consumed during development. Plenty, I’m sure.

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