Escape from VA11HALL-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.
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?
N1RV ANN-A was the first game I played at PAX, and it definitely started the weekend off with a bang. First of all, the art style is everything. The pixel style gives it a retro feel that’s so attractive today. N1RV ANN-A is a type of game I’d play in my down time. The conversation and drink-making is relaxing and yet so intriguing. May I also mention, there are some boob physics when you mix the drinks!
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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