Visual Novel/Racer Hybrid “Nirvana” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 6 May

On Thursday, publisher RedDeer.Games announced that the futuristic racing/visual novel hybrid is coming to Nintendo Switch tomorrow, 6 May.

Developed by Dev9k, Nirvana is inspired by scifi anime of the 1980s. It is actually a new version of Nirvana: Pilot Yume, but this console edition is “tailored to the preferences of players who love the retro vibes and deep stories rather than explicit content.” Translation: all of the sexy parts have been censored out. Fortunately, the full version of Nirvana: Pilot Yume is still available on Steam.

Here’s the official breakdown of Nirvana from RedDeer.Games:


Nirvana is filled with a retro sci-fi anime vibe – neon lights, beautiful women, and ultra-fast spaceships. It’s also an ode to classic racing games from the DOS era combined with an engaging visual novel!

In addition to racing on 10 retro-themed, low poly tracks there are many decisions to make in the game, with 5 different story endings!


Great Ultrathought Race of the Universe (G.U.R.U for short) is where each Orbital City competes to resolve conflicts by racing down a dangerous interplanetary track.

You play as a retired Eye – a guide of Nirvana Pilots. In the past, a tragedy took away your will to act – you lost your beloved through a mistake.

The young pilot Yume asks for your help, however, memories come crashing back… Will you be able to overcome the pain and redeem your sins?


The pumping music composed by Retröxx will help you overcome speed barriers. Vibe through catchy tracks with a retro vibe and relive 80s nostalgia!


• Compete in ultra-fast races inspired by classic arcade games

• Test your skills in arcade mode where you focus only on racing

• Experience a story full of romance inspired by 80s sci-fi and anime

• 10+1 Space races set in retro-themed, low poly environments

• 12 Story events with multiple paths and 5 different story endings

• Catchy retro metal wave soundtrack composed by the great Retröxx.

Nirvana is scheduled to release for Nintendo Switch tomorrow, Friday, 6 May at a special launch price of $1.99. The game is also coming to Xbone and SeXbox at a later – but as of yet unconfirmed – date.

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