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Visual novel Varney Lake appearing on Switch in April

Posted on March 14, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Varney Lake

The visual novel Varney Lake is heading to Switch, publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio just announced. It will launch for Switch on April 28, 2023.

Varney Lake is the second visual novel in a series inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and ’80s home computer graphics. Read more about it below.

Paranormal investigator Lou Hill can’t stop thinking about a mind-blowing case dating from the Summer of 1954. Help Lou retrace the steps of three kids’ summer vacation from decades ago, and collectively come to the truth behind their supposed encounter with a vampire. But Jimmy, and Christine, now in their 40s, may have murky memories of the time…and what really happened to Doug?

Recall the trio’s story via choice-based gameplay and explore the multiple roads of a branching interactive fiction without friction. Solve accessible, brain-tickling puzzles while learning more about the paranormal investigator himself in a dual-timeline story inspired by books with choices and branching narratives from the past. Decipher details between generations to finally close the book on a case left open for nearly 30 years.

Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Varney Lake follows its predecessor Mothmen 1966 as the second installment of the Pixel Pulps anthology.

Shintaro Kanaoya, founder and CEO of Chorus Worldwide, said of the upcoming game: “We love how differently Varney Lake approaches horror compared to Mothmen 1966. The first Pixel Pulp installment hid its cryptic truths in the dark surrounding woods – the game hides them in plain sight. We’re so excited for you to see the same macabre Pixel Pulps intrigue presented in a whole new light.”

Have a look at a trailer for the title below.

Varney Lake will cost $9.99 / €7.99 / £8.49 on the Switch eShop.

Source: Chorus Worldwide PR

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