Published by Ysbryd Games and developed by Sukeban Games, N1RV Ann-A is a sequel to VA-11 HALL-A, making it the next chapter in the Cyberpunk Bartender Action Series. This narrative-driven visual novel is a cyberpunk game filled with the usual hallmarks, including tech obsession, body augmentation, and an overall troubling dystopia.
This time around, you play as Sam. Sam is having relationship trouble with her partner, Leon, “who moonlights as a Yakuza.” You’re struggling to take care of your 8-year-old son, Tony, but you’ve made your way out of VA-11 HALL-A’s Glitch City and are now at Saint Alicia, serving drinks at an upscale bar called N1RV Ann-A.
Your interactions and the real-life recipes your pour for patrons will determine how you impact lives and alter the game’s story. According to the official press release, “drink orders are as volatile as emotions in N1RV ANN-A–experiment with different drinks and see what happens!”
Here’s an official description:
Players can replay missions to improve their scores, explore branching dialogue options and unlock secret missions. Earn better tips by relating to customers through their drinks, and spend hard-earned cash on bills, decorations and Sam’s son, Tony. Will Sam be able to move on and put misdeeds behind her as she embarks on this new cyberpunk bartending adventure?
Will you be serving drinks when the game releases on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime in 2020? We’ll keep you posted once a concrete release date is revealed.