Neo-noir turn-based RPG Neon Blood launches Q4 2024 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Developer ChaoticBrain Studios and publishers Meridiem Games & Astrolabe Games have announced that their upcoming neo-noir cyberpunk RPG Neon Blood will be releasing in Q4 2024 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam). The PS5 and Switch versions will receive a physical Limited Edition release across Europe that includes a special metallic texture cover, art book, a printed city guide, and a downloadable soundtrack.

Neon Blood presents high fidelity pixel-art character models traveling within a 3D landscape. The story starts in the year 2053 and the remnants of humanity after World War III is contained within the Viridis macropolis split between two remaining cites - "the luxurious Bright City and the dystopian Blind City."

Players take on the role of a Blind City detective named Axel McCoin. They lead him to become a symbol of a developing revolution spurred by the social injustices and separations between Bright City and Blind City.

Axel will meet new allies and encounter fearsome foes. Combat in Neon Blood is done via a turn-based battle system and people will have several options such as attacking, defending, using a skill, unleashing an ultimate, and such.

Watch the latest trailer of Neon Blood down below, along with more information and screenshots.

Meridiem has released a new gameplay trailer for Neon Blood, in which the powerful character Ruby Emerald is introduced, and more information is teased about the narrative universe surrounding the game. Additionally, the trailer also reveals the contents of the physical “Limited Edition” release and announces a Q4 2024 launch window for this neo-noir cyberpunk title. This trailer debuted at several digital events during No-E3 2024, including the Best Indie Games Summer Showcase and the Guerrilla Collective Showcase 2024.

Neon Blood is a neo-noir cyberpunk RPG/Graphic Adventure with a 2.5D aesthetic which combines 2D pixel art sprites with 3D-modeled environments. The game features a variety of puzzles, classic turn-based combat, and precise Quick Time Events. Neon Blood is developed by ChaoticBrain Studios and published by Meridiem.

Meridiem will handle the design and manufacture of the boxed edition of Neon Blood, which will be available in specialist retail stores for PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch across Europe in Q4 2024. Fans can wishlist the digital version of the game now on Steam and PlayStation, and soon on Nintendo Switch and Xbox.

The boxed Limited Edition of Neon Blood for PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch includes a metallic texture cover, an art book, a printed city guide, and a downloadable soundtrack.

Story Setting

In the year 2053, after World War III, humanity has been reduced to a single macropolis, Viridis, composed of two cities: the luxurious Bright City and the dystopian Blind City.

Axel McCoin, a detective from Blind City, driven by his ideals, rebels against the injustices caused by the social separation between the two cities and the general social inequalities, becoming a symbol of a revolution.

In his adventure, Axel will encounter powerful allies who will aid him in his quest, as well as enemies who will stand in his way, such as Ruby Emerald, who will do everything possible to thwart Axel's plans.


  • Elaborate and Deep Storyline: Neon Blood features a rich and deep story with a cyberpunk theme, guiding the player through Axel's journey marked by the relationships he forms throughout his adventure, revealing the different realities of the two cities.
  • Distinct 2.5D Aesthetic: The game employs 2D pixel art sprites with 3D modeled environments, maintaining a visual distinction between the flat characters and the deep environment. The art style highlights the contrast between the purely cyberpunk Blind City and the more futuristic sci-fi Bright City.
  • Investigative Skills: Discover the secrets of Viridis through detective Axel McCoin's investigative skills in a revolution that will shatter the foundations of society.
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