The Xbox Series version of twin-stick shoot ’em up NeverAwake will launch on June 29 alongside a large-scale update that adds new weapons and accessories in collaboration with famous indie games, a Speed Run mode, and more, publisher Phoenixx and developer Neotro announced.
Here is an overview of the game, via Phoenixx:
Capturing the hearts of critics and fans alike, NeverAwake earned numerous awards including an entry to the Famitsu Golden Hall of Fame in January 2023, the Tokyo Game Show 2022 First Selection designation, best game of BitSummit 2022, and a Metacritic score of 84 overall, securing a spot in the top 40 best reviewed PC games of 2022.
Enter the subconscious realm of unlucky school girl Rem, whose deepest fears become her reality. Unable to awaken from her slumber, face off against the manifestations of her childhood phobias. Fight against monstrous dentists, ghoulish vegetables, evil chihuahuas and other adolescent troubles in a never-ending nightmare.
Shoot and glide through the eerie machinations of her mind in fluid twin-stick SHMUP fashion. Combat Rem’s hallucinations with a surreal arsenal of weaponry. Equip armaments and upgrades to create epic attack patterns, then blast bad dreams while bobbing and weaving through enemy fire including dozens of terrifying bosses.
Navigate through more than 80 levels across a whimsical hand-drawn bullet hell, and unravel a deeply emotional narrative with multiple endings. The release of NeverAwake on Xbox will include the latest 1.1 content update featuring the secret HIMITSU CHALLENGE after clearing world 8, plus six new reality-bending accessories alongside gameplay optimizations and balance adjustments.
Venture into the dark recesses of Rem’s imagination with the official NeverAwake “Nightmare World Art” digital artbook and soundtrack featuring the tranquil melody “AWAKE” by DJ, singer-songwriter, and producer YonYon, streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
Watch a new trailer below.
Xbox Series Release Date Trailer