Indie publisher Annapurna Interactive announced Neon White, a high-style action FPS game that tows the line between bullet ballet and card strategy.
Neon White is a unique deckbuilder game, which feels like a mishmash of several game genres. The title follows the card strategy aspects of Slay the Spire with the FPS strategy by Mirror’s Edge. It seems it will be a unique experience for anyone interested.
NW is a weird game where players kill demons anime-style
Annapurna Interactive announced their unique game, combining several aspects fans won’t likely see anywhere else. The publisher, known for its penchant for weird experimental indie titles, showed off a reveal trailer for the game at the recent Nintendo Direct.
The gameplay of NW follows what seem to be anime-style demon slayers clad in white. With different types of firearms in hand, every character has to move around the map and kill demons. This is where the fun starts.
Every move would need the player to use a specific card, usually to attack. Every gun has its specific advantages and special ways to slay demons.
For example, pistols will have an Elevate skill that gets better the more fans use it. If the firepower is not enough, players can sacrifice entire cards to get through an obstacle. The strategy aspect comes from the different needs of the battlefield at any time.
Neon works like a deckbuilder on steroids
Neon White feels like a gimmicky hybrid between Mirror’s Edge, Doom Eternal, and BPM: Bullets Per Second. The deckbuilder aspect adds a sense of randomization to the game. At the same time, this slows down gameplay that some can find boring.
NEON WHITE is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. Coming soon to Nintendo Switch and PC. Add to your Steam wishlist now: https://t.co/hS83acEDIE pic.twitter.com/rPxwyEotPB
— Annapurna Interactive (@A_i) February 17, 2021
Even then, the seal of trust that Annapurna adds into the title is enough to drum up curiosity. Neon White is a wonderful title for fans of games looking for some weird concepts.
“Neon White is a lightning-fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven,” said the game’s description. “You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life?”
Much like any deckbuilder game, there will be unique combinations of cards that you can use. These cards can make the game more interesting, as you need to know when to save an action.
More of Neon White is coming in the near future. The game is available for a Winter 2021 release on Steam, which means it’s available for PC and Switch. The game will use a soundtrack from Machine Girl too.
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