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Delve Deeper Into… Nocturnal Visitors

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with solo developer Miguel H. Death, who is already working on a sequel, are pleased to announce the forthcoming release on June 28th of Nocturnal Visitors launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One & Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. A thrilling and challenging experience as you Investigate morally grey crimes in this fantasy thriller in which magic and science, chaos and order, are two sides of the same coin.

Scene Setting with more to come

Nocturnal Visitors is the first in a five-episode series which tells the story of Jamie, 16 year old boy, who, on one ordinary November night, witnesses a paranormal event. Shortly afterwards, he is transported to Aliorbis, a mysterious alternate version of Earth where magic and science coexist in almost perfect harmony. It’s the place where all the legends that we know of are born. There Jamie learns that he is what is known as a “Visitor”, someone who can cross the barrier that separates his world and Aliorbis. He quickly becomes part of SEEK, an organisation that investigates crimes that are a threat to both worlds. Through his adventures with SEEK, Jamie slowly becomes acquainted with Aliorbis’ dark and twisted past filled with corruption and chaos, and gradually begins to wonder if he is truly on the right side of this story.

One for all

In this episode you play as multiple characters, the main one being Jamie, who acts as “the chosen one” in Nocturnal Visitors. However, the point of view changes, some of the chapters being narrated in their entirety by different characters, as a way to provide different points of view, backgrounds and, most importantly, clues to understand the overall mystery of the Nocturnal Visitors series.

Getting in there

Nocturnal Visitors takes place in Aliorbis, an alternative version of Earth where both magic and science, chaos and order, coexist. The premise is that every element of folklore that we know of – like magic, witches, ghosts, dragons, etc., do exist in this world and the reason why we know of them is because of the existence of Visitors, people from Earth, like Jamie, who can cross the barrier that separates both worlds. This has allowed them to become acquainted with these fantasy elements and to share their knowledge with the rest of the world.

However, what may seem at first sight as a magical world everyone would love to live in, hides a darkness underlying truth that becomes more and more present as the series goes on, increasingly showing more scenes of corruption, chaos and violence that resemble what we experience on a daily basis on Earth. As the best works of fantasy do, Nocturnal Visitors aims to create parallels with real life, as a way to explore why we play video games as a form of escapism, when in reality video games usually resemble many of the struggles of our daily lives and help us understand them more.

Facts – not Fiction

  • Storytelling – Experience an immersive story with a carefully crafted lore.
  • Crack the case!
  • Play as Jamie and five other characters with unique personalities, backgrounds and points of view.
  • Investigating – gory crime scenes and look for clues.
  • Explore multiple otherworldly scenarios full of details.
  • Buildup towards sequel release.
  • 3 hours / 5 to complete it.
  • Nocturnal Visitors’ soundtrack includes music by multiple artists, most notably two songs by the French heavy metal band, Onlap.
Nocturnal Visitors – Trailer
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