VA-11 Hall-A serves up cyberpunk bartending on June 21

va-11 hall-a

Ok, I’m going to level with you, I’m not totally sure what Blade Runner was about but it looked kind of cool so yeah, I’m into it.

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In that vein, VA-11 Hall-A (get it?) is futuristic and cyberpunky and you serve cyberalcohol to people while they talk about their futuroproblems? I think? Anyway, that looks rad and it’ll be out on June 21.

Of course, as with most dystopian fiction, the seller is how well it takes today’s social and political ills and distorts them into a satirical exagerration to explore some facet of the human condition, so let’s look at the plot.

“In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and the terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws.”

It’s not clear how exactly the White Knights are oppressing bartending waifus with nanomachines, but that’s the thrust of the game. Serve the right mix of Karmotrine and Adelhyde to the bar’s clientele and their wet whistle might start singing the right tune (or am I mixing noir clichés into the wrong genre here?).

You can see more of the VA-11 Hall-A aesthetic in the release trailer, as well as some snippets of gameplay that go by a bit too fast to really figure out much at all.