Afterparty! A Magical Underworld Game In Hell!
Afterparty! One must drink Satan under the table if you are to save yourself from eternity there.
Halloween is almost here. With that comes a host of exciting things for the geeks who love this time of year. The developers of the dark supernatural thriller Oxenfree, Night School Studio, will be bringing us Afterparty. The game gained some hype when it was announced some years ago. The official release date is October 29th.
According to the PlayStation Blog:
IN AFTERPARTY, YOU ARE MILO AND LOLA, RECENTLY DECEASED BEST BUDS WHO SUDDENLY FIND THEMSELVES STARING DOWN AN ETERNITY IN HELL. BUT THERE’S A LOOPHOLE: OUTDRINK SATAN AND HE’LL GRANT YOU RE-ENTRY TO EARTH.
WHAT ADVENTURES WILL YOU STUMBLE THROUGH IN THE UNDERWORLD? EVERY STEP IS UP TO YOU. TIME TO GO ON THE BEST BENDER EVER, UNCOVER THE MYSTERY OF WHY YOU’VE BEEN DAMNED, AND DRINK THE BIG GUY UNDER THE TABLEPlayStation
In keeping with the experience of Oxenfree, the developers have promised to have the same style of narrative focus as the previously mentioned game. This game, however, will mostly focus on some very dark humor. There is the ability to build relationships with conversations and story dialogue with choices that affect your chances of winning. There is a Neo-Tokyo feel to the game which we at Geek Impulse love of course.
What to do While Dead?
Milo and Lola are going to need a little liquid courage. To that end, we’ve created over 30 drinks to get sauced on throughout the game, each providing a different type of personality boost. Think of it like equipping a weapon, but for your words… every bar has a few different drinks that, once imbibed, give extra dialogue choices. Want to talk like a raging psycho? Order a Global Extinction. Fancy some vaudevillian flair? Grab a Great Exhibitionist. Don’t even ask what a Jeffery Bomber does.
The game will be released on Xbox One (including Game Pass), PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store on October 29th, as well as being released simultaneously on the PlayStation 4. Details of a launch on the Nintendo Switch will follow soon.