Visual novel Dry Drowning coming to PS4, Switch this spring

Physical editions published by Badland Publishing.

Dry Drowning

Badland Publishing will release standard and collector’s physical editions of VLG Publishing-published and Studio V-developed visual novel Dry Drowning for PlayStation 4 and Switch this spring, the company announced.

Dry Drowning first launched for PC via Steam, GOG,, and Utomik in August 2019.

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


Dry Drowning is an investigative thriller-oriented visual novel set in the futuristic dystopian universe of Nova Polemos.

A shady socio-political situation dragging everything down to the abyss, a serial killer drawing strength from this darkness, a tormented detective and his assistant craving for redemption.

Dry Drowning challenges the player to find the truth, going through ambiguous characters, riddles, clues and unexpected events, while telling an extremely compelling and mature story.

Key Features

  • Choices Really Matter – Players choices can lead to an always different story, with more than 150 story branches and three completely different endings.
  • Heavy Moral Choices – Dramatically change the way you live the game, affecting background politics, technology, environment, NPC encounters, who lives and who dies.
  • High Replayability – More than 20 hours gameplay to see everything about.
  • Time Travel – Explore the detective’s flashbacks and investigate cases from the past to help you solve new ones.
  • Psychological Interrogations – Break the masks and uncover the truth with the Living Nightmares system.
  • Original Soundtrack – Dynamic original soundtrack with more than 50 audio tracks, some of which live recorded, for more than two hours of music.

Watch a trailer below.

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