By Josh Speer / September 18th, 2018
Though I was a little late to the party, I really loved playing VA-11 HALL-A on my Vita a while back. The lush visuals, intriguing characters and complex social issues made for a fantastic story, and a world I was eager to return to. Well, if you also are hyped to return to Sukeban Games’ cyberpunk world, you’re in luck, since N1RV ANN-A is releasing in 2020! Better yet, in conjunction with Ysbryd Games, this sequel is making it to some of the big consoles, hitting Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch! To find out more details about this upcoming sequel, just read the full press release below. 2020 can’t get here soon enough!
N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action Gets Lost in Paradise on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC in 2020
CARACAS, Venezuela – Sept. 18 2018 – Sukeban Games, the developers of VA-11 HALL-A – the acclaimed booze ‘em up about waifus, technology and post-dystopia life with more than 200,000 copies sold – will serve up more drinks in 2020 with its sequel, N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action to be published by Ysbryd Games.
Escape from VA11 HALL-A’s Glitch City to Saint Alicia, an idyllic paradise with an upscale bar called N1RV ANN-A. But opulence and extravagance are merely smokescreens: the artificial island hides a seedy underbelly. Its dystopian economy touches all aspects of life as bar patrons contend with mafia extortion, trafficking and other sordid crimes. For bartender Sam, trouble hits close to home. Her relationship with her partner Leon, who moonlights as a Yakuza, is on the rocks, and she works hard to care for their 8-year-old son, Tony.
In N1RV ANN-A’s cyberpunk world, people stop at nothing to live luxuriously, even when it means augmenting their bodies to conform to extreme fads. Become acquainted with customers who frequent the bar, including erotic comic creator Parka and Sam’s gun-toting boss Iris, and serve up delicious real-life recipes with ingredients like vodka and tropical juices. Drink orders are as volatile as emotions in N1RV ANN-A – experiment with different drinks and see what happens!
Explore various story outcomes based on which drinks are served and whose lives are changed. Players can replay missions to improve their scores, explore branching dialogue options and unlock secret missions. Earn better tips by relating to customers through their drinks, and spend hard-earned cash on bills, decorations and Sam’s son, Tony. Will Sam be able to move on and put misdeeds behind her as she embarks on this new cyberpunk bartending adventure?
“Most games use a big-picture perspective, but what made VA11 HALL-A special was its focus on the characters and their problems,” said Christopher “Kiririn51” Ortiz, co-founder, Sukeban Games. “It’s about getting to know people on a personal level, this time with a shiny new location, more options for drink orders, and more ways to relate to customers.”
N1RV ANN-A will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for PC in English and Chinese in 2020.
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