’80s Anime-Inspired ‘Nirvana’ Combines F-Zero Racing With Visual Novel Romance

RedDeerGames and developer Dev9k have announced that futuristic, romantic visual novel meets racing game Nirvana is coming out on Nintendo Switch pretty soon — tomorrow, 6th May!

Nirvana is a new version of 2020’s Nirvana: Pilot Yume but without some of the original game’s more steamy, saucy scenes. It’s a tribute to classic DOS-era racing games with a story-driven twist, but, sorry, you pop high-speed futuristic racing in front of us, and we can’t help but think of F-Zero. Imagine a dating game with Captain Falcon…

The low-poly visuals, the “metal wave” music, and the anime-style art reminds us of some of our favourite mecha and space anime shows from the ’80s, so we’re more than intrigued!

Here’s what you need to know about Nirvana, straight from RedDeerGames’ PR blurb:

Jump to 3080, experience romances, and compete in high-speed races! All this in the atmosphere of a synth-wave soundtrack!

Nirvana is a new version of an award-winning Nirvana: Pilot Yume. This edition is tailored to the preferences of players who love the retro vibes and deep stories rather than explicit content. Of course, you can still fall in love!

80s SCI-FI NOSTALGIA
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!

WELCOME TO 3080
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?

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

KEY FEATURES:
– 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

Strap in and get ready for a unique sci-fi love adventure when Nirvana releases tomorrow, 6th May, on the Switch eShop. The game will usually cost $6.99, but as part of a promotional launch price, it will be reduced to $1.99 for a limited time!

Will you be picking up Nirvana? Let us know!



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