Neon 80s-themed action adventure game NYX: The Awakening announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

"A firework of 80s retro nostalgia."

NYX: The Awakening

Publisher All In! Games and developer Black Sail Games have announced NYX: The Awakening, a neon 80s-themed action adventure game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It will launch on September 24, 2020, according to its Steam page.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:


Welcome to the darkest nightmare. Come closer and dive into another world, if you dare…

A North American town in the 80s—NYX, the ancient goddess of night, captured yet another mortal soul to play her torturous mind games.

This time is different tough, this time she captured a soul, she better would have stayed away from—Victoria, or better said: Vicky!

Vicky refuses to obey the rules of this twisted version of her life and rises against this godly regime of terror, ready to face all traps and challenges NYX is throwing at her to make the girl an eternal prisoner of the darkness.

Help Vicky to stand against nightmarish enemies, overcome dangerous traps and discover the truth about Vicky’s life, hidden behind this shady facade.

NYX: The Awakening is a firework of 80s retro nostalgia by all means—immerse yourself in the music, the world and discover all tributes to pop-cultural classics of that neon decade!

Dynamic action, radiant neon visuals, nostalgic vibes and a deep mystery – all these elements make it a game experience to remember!

Key Features

  • Unique arcade gameplay based on a well-crafted color swapping mechanic.
  • Epic combat action against various distinct types of enemies.
  • Challenging platform and environmental puzzles.
  • Neo-retro neon visuals and audio, resembling a contemporary take on 80’s synth wave classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy media.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

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