Pixmain and StarryStarry have confirmed a release date for A Guidebook of Babel, which is pitched as “a plot adventure game with butterfly effect at the core.”
After your death, you discover that you have boarded the Babel – a giant cruise which is tasked with leading you to the afterlife. The titular guidebook will help you explore your surroundings, but, to properly welcome you onboard, the crew discharge your memories and power up the Giant Boiler.
Given a pen to piece everything in your life together, you can also choose to rewind and fast forward to a point in time to rewrite the past so future events can unfold. However, the consequences of triggering the butterfly effect are unpredictable as even the smallest change could drastically alter the future.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- A series of “unfortunate” events: A story-rich adventure that takes off the moment you land on Babel. But the afterlife is not a dull place, you will soon find yourself intertwined in drama and mishaps that require your full attention.
- Comedic art style with an original soundtrack: With a touch of inspired lunacy and nostalgia, you’ll be guaranteed an immersive yet unconventional experience on the Babel.
- Choices really matter: An interpretation of butterfly effect where your choices will have a rippling effect on story progression, we’re counting on you!
- Light-hearted yet deserving reflection: A heart-warming adventure while exploring themes of life, death, family and letting go…
A Guidebook of Babel will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 3 August 2023.