Neon Doctrine and Tanuki Game Studio have announced that their stealth platformer and graphic adventure game The Library of Babel will release on Nintendo Switch this week.
Taking inspiration from Jorge Luis Borges’ short story of the same name, the game welcomes you to a world set 20,000 years after humanity’s extinction. Now run by advanced robots who know little about their mythical creators, the discovery of a library that contains everything that “has, is, and will ever be written” becomes the perfect harbinger of chaos.
Sent to Mesopotamia to investigate a murder case, Ludovik arrives at the colony’s data mining outpost as a state of emergency is declared which severely hinders his progress. With the help of Lei, he slowly pieces together the investigation and follows the trail of the murderer through the neighbouring areas.
You will have to get to know the jungle’s inhabitants and explore its most dangerous recesses to resolve the obscure mystery that surrounds the sudden lockdown of the Library.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:
Immersive 2D Babylon: An overgrown yet futuristic world with beautifully hand-drawn 2D environments
Classic Systems: Dialogue and Inventory management systems reminiscent of the Graphic Adventure games of the ’90s
Dangerous Environment: Deadly obstacles and even deadlier enemies to avoid, as Ludovik prefers agility and stealth over violence
Stealth Is King: Ludovik must manoeuvre around the terrain as quietly as possible, whether that means climbing to new heights, or silently taking down enemies
The Library of Babel will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 7th April 2023.