Indie publisher Ratalaika Games is set to unleash yet another quick, simple but downright fun little game on PS5 and PS4 next week. Evil Diary is a top-down 2D action shoot ’em up that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where you play as Eve, a normal young woman who has been through extraordinary circumstances.
It’s 1997, three years prior Aliens attacked the planet (God damn aliens, it’s always freaking aliens.) New York City (and I assume the entire planet) has been left in ruins and people have been transformed into hideous, bloodthirsty creatures. As the player, you take control of Eve, one of the last remaining survivors. Eve is determined to escape the madness and seek refuge in a safe zone outside the city. As she travels, Eve must battle through the waves of these hideous creatures in order to survive.
Check out the trailer for Evil Diary below and read on for more details.
Setting the Scene
It’s up to you!
Eve is a normal young woman who’s been through extraordinary circumstances. She’s now alone, a survivor and is ready to fight for her life. Armed with a trusty handgun and a laser sword that she looted from the body of an alien, she will stop at nothing to reach the secure zone. After every level, Eve writes in her diary, giving the player a more intimate view of her thoughts.
Are you ready?
The game takes place over the course of eight days and the player guides Eve through a multitude of locations, including a dark forest, streets of New York, an abandoned train station, inside rundown derelict and on top of trains, sewers, a dilapidated mansion, an industrial elevator, until finally riding a motorcycle to safety! Eve’s journey is a solitary one, she doesn’t encounter any other characters besides the monsters.
Ever changing challenges
Unabated action is the menu set. There are different types of levels, ones where you have to kill a certain number of monsters to progress, ones where you have to survive against monsters until a timer runs out, and finally for the last couple of levels, you ride a motorcycle as you shoot down motorcycle-riding enemies.
Go For It, Eve!
The player must first clear a monster-infested forest, survive through hordes of enemies in the streets of New York and find an abandoned train station in order to get to the secure zone.
Evil Diary Features
Being a Ratalaika game, Evil DIary will be short but sweet. The game will take about 1 – 2 hours to complete, and who knows? There might be a cool Platinum trophy at the end. Check out all the game’s features below.
- The game takes 1-2 hours to complete and is fully linear in progression
- 32 Combat Levels
- Heavy metal music
- Monsters galore
- Stylish pixel art
- Grotesque enemy designs and intricate details in the levels
- Compelling Story
- Two additional character skins to unlock
Evil Diary brings its frantic 2D shoot ’em up action to PS5 and PS4 on November 24th. Find it on the PlayStation Store.