Tales of the Neon Sea is pixel art-styled adventure that’s inspired by the likes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. Here’s when it comes out on PC.

Cyberpunk, far from getting old or outdated, appears to have developed a second life in the past few years. Tales of the Neon Sea is a part of this renaissance, and it’s breaking out of its dam and into the marketplace next month.

According to publisher Zodiac Interactive, Tales of the Neon Sea will release on 30th April. The game will release exclusively on PC via Steam for now, although a peek at the game’s official web page implies that we’ll eventually see the game on other platforms and storefronts as well.

Have a look at the newly released trailer for the game below:

Tales of the Neon Sea is being developed in Chengdu, China, by Palm Pioneer. Publisher Zodiac Interactive is also based in China. The game was on Kickstarter in August last year, where it was successfully funded to the tune of $22,248 NZD ($15,245 USD, approximately).

Here’s what we know about the game’s story, according to its Kickstarter page:

In the near future, humans and sentient AI robots rely on each other for survival despite growing tensions and unease. Our protagonist, formerly a veteran police detective but now retired following years of frustration and disillusionment, spends his days intoxicated while accepting random jobs as a private investigator to make ends meet. He exists within the neon sea of an immense city, its blinding artificial lights unable to hide the shadow of greed and lust that threatens to engulf it at any moment.

This drunken cycle is broken when our hero becomes entangled in a missing person’s case, one which holds the key to tracking down a monstrous killer who long ago escaped justice. Unlock your memories, decode the truth, and resist drowning in the wave of conspiracy that grips the city!

For more information on Tales of the Neon Sea, have a look at the game’s page over at the publisher’s website.

For more dark science-fiction (but without the dash of neon), have a look at Crying Suns. Perhaps you’ll also like the dystopia of Ministry of Broadcast.

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