Twin-Stick Horror “NeverAwake” Coming to Consoles in January

Publisher Phoenixx recently announced that the twin-stick shoot ’em up NeverAwake is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5 on 19 January 2023. The game is already available on Steam PC.

Developed by Neotro, NeverAwake is set in the world of a young girl’s nightmares, where hand-drawn representations of her worst fears have come to life. Players take control of Rem – “a small girl trapped in an endless sleep, through visions from the darkest corners of her mind.”

Here’s the official breakdown of NeverAwake from Phoenixx, followed by a recent trailer:

Overcome fear with ferocious firepower through more than 80 levels demanding fast-paced precision. Shoot back with combinations of twin-stick weaponry paired with accessories and upgrades bought with the souls of defeated enemies. Try to defeat foes on the first loop of each level, with each further loop posing further risk of failure. However, souls earned don’t disappear on death, giving Rem the chance to afford the weaponry she needs to break free.

However, Rem’s freedom won’t come easily, with more than a dozen bosses trying to keep her shackled in eternal slumber. Perform well and discover secrets leading to multiple endings, in this white-knuckle experience bestowed the Vermilion Gate Award (Grand Prize) at Japan’s most prestigious indie game event, BitSummit X-Roads.

Available on Steam alongside the game are the official NeverAwake “Nightmare World Art” digital artbook, and the soundtrack. Neotro enlisted YonYon, a Seoul-born, Tokyo-raised DJ, singer-songwriter, and producer to create the official theme “AWAKE”, streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

NeverAwake is scheduled to release digitally for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 on 19 January 2023, with physical editions set to release later in 2023.

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