Death-centric visual novel Necrobarista coming to PC this August before PS4 and Switch next year


I'd die for a double shot

A few years back on the fabulous Play Dead podcast, host Gabby DaRienzo spoke with Justin Kuiper of Route 59 games about their in-development game Necrobarista. Right from the start, it felt like a great mix of the visual novel and adventure genres set in an alternate Melbourne where the dead can talk with the living for 24 hours after their death. While I was immensely excited about the concept of the game, I knew it was a ways off so I put it out of my mind.

Thankfully we won't have to wait long for Necrobarista as it will launch on the Steam storefront on August 8. This is ahead of a planned launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch sometime in 2020. Accompanying this news, Route 59 also put out a new trailer to acquaint players with the world they will be able to explore.

Ever since Grim Fandango, I've loved the setting of a land between life and death. No one knows what's going to happen after we die, so the storytelling possibilities are endless. It's such a ripe landscape to tell stories of love, loss, and in the case of Necrobarista, coffee. I can wholeheartedly say that this looks to be one of those games that ticks some very niche boxes for me and I can't wait to play it this August.

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