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2D action shoot ’em up game Evil Diary releasing on Switch next week

Posted on November 16, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Evil Diary

Publisher Ratalaika Games, in collaboration with 9Ratones and Angelo Gamedev, have announced plans to release Evil Diary on Switch. The title is slated for November 24, 2023.

Evil Diary is a 2D action shoot ’em up game in which players face off against dozens of grotesque enemies and survive. More information is included in the following overview:

Evil Diary takes place in an alternate 1997 where, three years ago, aliens attacked the planet, reducing New York City to ruins. People and animals were transformed into hideous, bloodthirsty creatures. The player takes control of Eve, one of the few survivors, who is determined to escape the city and seek refuge at a secure zone outside, as she travels, battling the monsters and trying to survive.

Eve is a normal young woman who’s been through extraordinary circumstances. She’s now alone, a survivor and is ready to fight for her life. Armed with a trusty handgun and a laser sword that she looted from the body of an alien, she will stop at nothing to reach the secure zone. After every level, Eve writes in her diary, giving the player a more intimate view of her thoughts.

The game takes place over the course of eight days and the player guides Eve through a multitude of locations, including a dark forest, streets of New York, an abandoned train station, inside rundown derelict and on top of trains, sewers, a dilapidated mansion, an industrial elevator, until finally riding a motorcycle to safety! Eve’s journey is a solitary one, she doesn’t encounter any other characters besides the monsters.

Unabated action is the menu set. There are different types of levels, ones where you have to kill a certain number of monsters to progress, ones where you have to survive against monsters until a timer runs out, and finally for the last couple of levels, you ride a motorcycle as you shoot down motorcycle-riding enemies.

The player must first clear a monster-infested forest, survive through hordes of enemies in the streets of New York and find an abandoned train station in order to get to the secure zone.

Key Features

  • The game takes 1-2 hours to complete and is fully linear in progression
  • 32 Combat Levels
  • Heavy metal music
  • Monsters galore
  • Stylish pixel art
  • Grotesque enemy designs and intricate details in the levels
  • Compelling Story
  • Two additional character skins to unlock

Take a look at a trailer for Evil Diary below.

Official Trailer

The game will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop. Pricing is set at $4.99.

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