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NeverAwake Launches Q2 2023 for Xbox Series X|S

NeverAwake Launches Q2 2023 for Xbox Series X|S - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 March 2023 / 932 Views

Publisher Phoenixx and developer Neotro announced the twin-stick shoot ’em up, NeverAwake, will launch for the Xbox Series X|S in Q2 2023.

The game released for PC via Steam in September 2022, and for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in January 2023.

"“We knew that NeverAwake was a special title the moment we saw it,” said Phoenix producer Azusa Kawamura. "It was a dream of ours to release NeverAwake on all consoles, and we are proud to be step closer to achieving that goal by coming to Xbox. The touching narrative and smooth gameplay has received praise from players and reviewers alike, and Xbox users will get to enjoy the latest, most polished version of the game."

Read details on the game below:

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.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Jaicee (on 21 March 2023)

Never Awake is my favorite bullet hell in years. Play it! That is all.

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scrapking (on 21 March 2023)

Interesting to release it for Xbox Series but not Xbox One (despite being released for PS4). I bet we'll see more of this in the future. A shame it's not in Game Pass, as then at least Xbox One owners would have the option to stream it.

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