Coming from the Australian visual novel developer, Route 59 Games, Necrobarista will be coming out on Steam for Windows PC on July 22, 2020. Necrobarista Apprentice necromancer Maddy as she takes over the Terminal, a magical coffee shop hidden in the dark alleys. Maddy will be joined by mechanics-obsessed teen Ashley, infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, and the exasperated necromancer Chay along with a large cast of secondary characters. The cast is intended to have a tightly spun web connecting them all that the player can affect throughout the story.
Necrobarista’s art is heavily inspired from Japanese manga often having 2D art letter being shaded and translated over into a 3D model. Necrobarista will have multiple sections where the player of the novel will be given the reigns and a first-person view from Maddy to explore the Terminal and can dictate what adventures and mysteries that they want to explore. This will give more value to multiple playthroughs as the narrative will be changed depending on which stories are explored. This also has the added bonus of shifting away from monotonous text boxes and delivers the story in a more interactive format. The soundtrack will be composed by Kevin Penkin who has done and won awards for: Made in Abyss, Tower of God, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Florence.
“Necrobarista is an extra-caffeinated blend of our love for games, anime, and our hometown,” said Kevin Chen, lead designer, Route 59 Games. “The resulting brew is something uniquely Australian and we’re thrilled to finally serve up our magical world and immerse everyone in coffee puns when the game launches on Steam for PC next week.”
Necrobarista will be available for $19.99 / €16.79 / £15.49 / $24.95 AUD via Steam. Supported languages include English, French (France and Canadian dialects), Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch. Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 releases will be out in 2021.