Humans love to tell stories. Some have been told for many, many years, the earliest telling of what we now consider Arthurian myth date back to 6th century Welsh poems. Humans also love to retell and change stories, making characters more relatable to modern audiences: as Sir Thomas Malory retold the Arthurian tales for his generation, so did John Steinbeck. Our latest collaboration with our dear partners at Annapurna Interactive, Angel Matrix's stellar debut, Neon White continues this grand tradition, honing in on the war in heaven mentioned in John Milton's magnum opus, providing modern anime and speedrunning obsessed audiences with something of a Paradise Lost: Gaiden.
Part visual novel, part FPS, Neon White challenges players to complete levels at high speed while teaching them how to finish them faster next time. Exploring levels unlocks hidden gifts which can be given to the charming all star cast (led by Steve Blum on the role of White) to unlock both additional levels and compelling dialog outlining White's life before emerging as an elite demon hunter in heaven.
Clearly, this is the Paradise Lost that John Milton would want us to have if he survived being shown Cowboy Bebop and the Unity engine.
Neon White is available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.