Nirvana, a retro racer and visual novel hybrid inspired by classic arcade games and 80s sci-fi and anime, is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 6th, 2022. It’s a cleaner T-rated version of Nirvana: Pilot Yume, intended for “players who love the retro vibes and deep stories rather than explicit content.” Developed by Dev9k and published by RedDeer.Games, you can check out the latest trailer above and more info below via the official press release.


Nirvana is filled with a retro sci-fi anime vibe - neon lights, beautiful women, and ultra-fast spaceships. It’s also an ode to classic racing games from the DOS era combined with an engaging visual novel!

In addition to racing on 10 retro-themed, low poly tracks there are many decisions to make in the game, with 5 different story endings!

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Great Ultrathought Race of the Universe (G.U.R.U for short) is where each Orbital City competes to resolve conflicts by racing down a dangerous interplanetary track.

You play as a retired Eye - a guide of Nirvana Pilots. In the past, a tragedy took away your will to act - you lost your beloved through a mistake.

The young pilot Yume asks for your help, however, memories come crashing back… Will you be able to overcome the pain and redeem your sins?


The pumping music composed by Retröxx will help you overcome speed barriers. Vibe through catchy tracks with a retro vibe and relive 80s nostalgia!


  • Compete in ultra-fast races inspired by classic arcade games
  • Test your skills in arcade mode where you focus only on racing
  • Experience a story full of romance inspired by 80s sci-fi and anime
  • 10+1 Space races set in retro-themed, low poly environments
  • 12 Story events with multiple paths and 5 different story endings
  • Catchy retro metal wave soundtrack composed by the great Retröxx.

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2y ago

What I find interesting is that the original game is $4.99 (USD) while the less-explicit title is slated to be $2.00 more (or $6.99) upon release.