Japanese Fever Dreams Are Never Made of These. NeverAwake to the Latest Update.

18 Jan

neverawakeRelease Date: Jan 19, 2023
Avaiable for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5

NeverAwake is a twin-stick shoot’em up that’s ready to banish nightmares! This game breaks away from the conventions of horizontal and vertical shooters, and truly makes use of the 3D space to make fighting a lot more fun. And here, you fight against creatures that only the fertile Japanese Shinto world can dream up!

Set in the mind of a young girl’s horrifying dreams, what’s experienced may well hit close to home with the themes and motifs being offered. That’s because some therapists theorize the brain is trying to make sense of those waking world’s life experiences. In this game, you are helping Rem fight her problems! This game originally released in September 2022, and it now has a huge, mesmerizing update!

This multiplatform release is from Japanese developer Neotro Inc and it is published by Phoenixx.

From the Press Release:

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Following an award-winning PC launch which earned a spot in the top 40 best-reviewed PC games of 2022, NeverAwake receives the 1.1 update adding numerous improvements and additional modes. Fresh nightmare fuel has been injected into the mix, including the secret HIMITSU CHALLENGE appearing to all players who have cleared world eight.

Also, six new otherworldly accessories have also been added to the arsenal, and high score ranking has been added. Gamers can gently float into an updated (but still frightening) dreamland with general optimizations, bug fixes, and performance improvements along with gameplay balance adjustments for ease of play.

Version 1.1 also arrives with Steam Deck Verification. The Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 releases will also include the 1.1 update.

NeverAwake will retail for $24.99 with support for English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese language text. Pre-order the game on the eShop pre-launch for a 15% discount. NeverAwake is now available on PC via Steam for $19.99; a bundle with the PC version, artbook, and soundtrack is available for a 22% discount.

To learn more, please visit the Phoenixx’s official website, Facebook page, and follow on Twitter. Neotro Inc. is a Japanese independent game development company based in Yokohama with a particular affection for arcade games and has previously released the 2D fantasy side-scrolling shooters VRITRA Complete Edition and VRITRA HEXA for exA-Arcadia. By bringing two words “Neo” and “Retro” together, Neotro Inc. chose their name to follow the saying “OnkoShuin”(温故知新, which translates to “learning from the past” and “carrying old wisdom to create new.”

NeverAwake Trailer

About Neotro Inc.

Neotro Inc. is a Japanese independent game development company based in Yokohama with a particular affection for arcade games and has previously released the 2D fantasy side-scrolling shooters VRITRA Complete Edition and VRITRA HEXA for exA-Arcadia. By bringing two words “Neo” and “Retro” together, Neotro Inc. chose their name to follow the saying “OnkoShuin”(温故知新, which translates to “learning from the past” and “carrying old wisdom to create new.”

About Phoenixx

Established in 2019 by industry veterans, Phoenixx aims to support innovative and creative developers from Japan and around the world. Its mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one creator, one game, and one community at a time.

To learn more, please visit Phoenixx’s official website,or follow @Phoenixx_inc on Twitter.

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