VA-11 HALL-A launches for Switch in the west on May 2, physical version to follow
Publisher Ysbryd Games and developer Sukeban Games today announced that VA-11 HALL-A will launch for Switch via the eShop on May 2. Limited Run Games will produce physical versions later on, including a special collector’s edition boxset. Further information on the physical releases will be shared later this year.
Here’s an overview of VA-11 HALL-A, along with a trailer:
In a cyberpunk future, capitalist forces drive the corrupt government of Glitch City, a place known for both rapid advancements in technology and a disregard for the ethical quandaries of nanomachine experiments on the general public. Enter VA-11 HALL-A: a hole-in-the-wall dive bar providing solace for lonely souls facing the brutality of daily dystopia.
Bartender Jill listens to everyone’s tales while mixing drinks for strangers and regulars alike. Engage in lively conversations with a humanoid robot popstar, the editor-in-chief of a prominent magazine, a boy-crazy hacker and others to unveil the society of Glitch City as seen through the eyes of its citizens. Jill pours libations, but her patrons pour out their souls.
VA-11 HALL-A puts a shaken-not-stirred spin on point-and-click games with mixology: characters react differently depending on the drinks served and how much alcohol they’ve had. Learn more about Glitch City through the lens of a resident doing her best to maintain a somewhat ordinary life in an extraordinary metropolis.
Enhance the atmosphere of this futuristic experience by curating different electronic playlists on the jukebox to listen throughout the night. Infectious synthpop, ambient electronic music and a dark pixelated anime art style frame the gloomy but laid back experience.
VA-11 HALL-A will be sold for $14.99 on the eShop. It will support English and Japanese at launch with other localizations to be added later.