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‘Bittersweet Birthday’ Announced for PC and Consoles in Early 2025

Bittersweet Birthday combines action-RPG elements and a story-driven narrative with the thrill of challenging, multi-phase boss battles in a world with alluring characters full of personality.

DANGEN Entertainment has announced that Bittersweet Birthday will be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series platforms in Q2 of 2025. The announcement is accompanied by a trailer revealed at the Summer Games Fest Latin America Showcase 2024.

Bittersweet Birthday is an action RPG where every combat encounter in the game is a challenging and unique experience. Players must learn enemy patterns and weave in past their ceaseless assault in order to tear down their opponent in fierce battles that combine Soulslike dodge roll mechanics with bullet hell mayhem. Players make use of punch combos, blocks, parries and powerful cancel attacks to topple an eclectic cast of antagonists who get progressively more challenging in multiple phases.

Outside of battle, players will uncover the mysteries surrounding the past of the protagonist through exploration and a colorful cast of characters. They can complete side quests and discover secret items to unlock Memories that affect their style of combat. Or, take a break with mini games, including darts, Gachapon and more.

Bittersweet Birthday Story

You wake up…dazed, and with no memories. As you ask yourself where you are and how you got there, a strange voice breaks through the speaker system offering you a way out. Unstable individuals are hunting you down and it looks like your only chance of escape…is to listen…

Among the traumas and the broken memories, gather up the pieces of your past and get ready… You’ve got a birthday party to attend.

Bittersweet Birthday Features

  • A story of mystery driven by endearing characters.
  • Punishing combat where reading the enemy is the key to victory.
  • A lively village with friendly residents and interlocking quests ready to explore.
  • Hand drawn pixel-art with beautifully designed backgrounds.
  • A darts mini-game! Well, darts are being used, at least…
  • A Gachapon machine with 48 collectibles up for grabs.
  • Dog!

The Bittersweet Birthday Announcement Trailer shows a glimpse into the early parts of the main character’s dilemma, his rivalship with bird-like character Rocc, and a glance at the intense action and lively field exploration.

There is currently a playable demo available on the Bittersweet Birthday Steam store page.

Bittersweet Birthday – Announcement trailer | PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox
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