Retro-Inspired Visual Novel “Mothmen 1966” Coming to Steam PC, Consoles in July

On Wednesday, publisher Chorus Worldwide announced that visual novel Mothmen 1966 is planned to release on 14 July for PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC.

Developed by LCB Game Studio, Mothmen 1966 is intended as the first in a series of visual novels inspired by “mid-20th century pulp fiction and ‘80s home computer graphics.”

Here’s the official breakdown of Mothmen 1966 from Chorus Worldwide:

Every November, the Leonid Meteor Shower lights up the sky in a spectacular astrological display, but the shower of ‘66 brought something…else. Follow young lovers Lee and Victoria, local gas station owner Holt, and paranormal investigator Lou as they all encounter a conspiracy with horrifying implications.

On this fateful night, the line between scientific fact and science fiction blurs. Men in black lurk in the shadows, watching, waiting. Red eyes glare through the deep, dark woods…red eyes Lou believes might belong to the “Mothmen” he’s researching.

Help them survive across eleven chapters of accessible ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-inspired gameplay punctuated by puzzles. Choices leading to death only provide a temporary setback. Characters speak up to assist players stuck on particularly devious brain-teasers. Clever mini-games create a sense of urgency: repel attacking coyotes, spot cryptids with binoculars, or even try a hand of Impossible Solitaire.

Rendered in a gorgeous 8-bit aesthetic reminiscent of ‘80s home computers like the ZX Spectrum and scored with an otherworldly lo-fi soundtrack, Mothmen 1966 quickly establishes an uncanny atmosphere.

LCB Game Studio’s “Pixel Pulps” fuse exceptional writing and stunning illustration. Mothmen 1966 will be followed by Varney Lake and Bahnsen Knights later this year.

Mothmen 1966 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC on 14 July for $8.99/€7.99/£6.79/~1.35 Bison dollars.

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