'Necrobarista', a cinematic visual novel, is available now on Apple Arcade

Necrobarista Night
Necrobarista Night (Image credit: Route 59)

What you need to know

  • "Necrobarista" is available now on Apple Arcade.
  • The title is a first from Route 59, a studio from Melbourne, Australia.
  • Play on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and Mac.

Apple continues to grow its catalog of titles for Apple Arcade. Today, the company has dropped "Necrobarista", the first title from developer Route 59. The game is described as a "3D visual novel about a supernatural Melbourne cafe where the dead spend their last night on Earth."

In a back-alley Melbourne cafe, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. For Maddy Xiao—barista, amateur necromancer, and new owner of the Terminal—things couldn't be better, as long as you're not reminding her of the fact that she's got an enforcer from the notoriously uncompromising Council of Death breathing down her neck.

This is the first title from developer Route 59, a new gaming outfit from Melbourne, Australia. The studio was founded in 2016 and has been working on the game ever since.

The game is available to play on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and, although it does not list so on the App Store, for the Mac as well.

"Necrobarista" is available now for subscribers of Apple Arcade and will launch on Steam on July 22. Future versions for the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch are also planned. You can check out the launch trailer for the new game below.

It's finally here - Necrobarista launches on Steam and GOG July 22nd, 2020, featuring Melbourne's finest coffee, gossip with the dead, and an original soundtrack by award-winning composer Kevin Penkin.

Joe Wituschek

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