Physical fans are on cloud 9
iam8bit and distribution partner Skybound Games, together with publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer Ben Esposito and Angel Matrix, have announced that a Nintendo Switch physical edition for Neon White will be available to pre-order starting July 13. Recognized for its exhilarating speedrun gameplay mechanics and Y2K-era video and anime-inspired design, fans can own the physical retail edition for $39.99/£34.99/€39.99 and the iam8bit Exclusive Edition for $44.99. Retail editions of Neon White may be purchased from global retailers while the iam8bit Exclusive Edition can be found at iam8bit.com.
The retail edition features an original 11 x 17 in. foldout poster and artwork by character artist Rebecca Ryan. Shipment begins Sept. 12, 2023. The iam8bit Exclusive Edition, shipping in Q4 2023, takes on Heaven and Hell with five Neon White anime-style “character peeker” stickers, an exclusive cover sheet by character artist Rebecca Ryan, a pumping soundtrack by Machine Girl, and a region-free cartridge with worldwide compatibility.
With a Metacritic score of 90 and nominations for “Best Debut”, “Best Design” and “Innovation Award” at the 2023 Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as a nomination for “Most Innovative Gameplay” via the 2023 STEAM Awards, Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons beyond the pearly gates. Players assume the role of Neon White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other (oddly familiar) demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven.