Not to be directly confused with the Spanish short story of 1941, The Library of Babel is a 2D stealth platformer from Tanuki Game Studio planned for release on PlayStation 5 and PS4 later this year. Set 20,000 years after humanity's extinction, the moody 2D title is said to be inspired by Apocalypse Now. The game does take some inspiration from the book itself, though, with the discovery of an all-knowing library fuelling the plot.
Trailer footage reveals how you'll sneak about the dark but vibrant environments, utilising inventory management to craft new items and find ways of overcoming obstacles. There's even a cardboard box ala Metal Gear Solid, so you know the game has its heart in the right place. Footage pegs the game for an Autumn release, so there's a little while to wait for now.
A press release reads: "You play as Ludovik, a Seeker, sent to investigate a murder case in Babylon. When a state of emergency is suddenly declared, Ludovik finds himself in increasingly dangerous territory as he follows the murderer’s trail and unravels the mystery behind the Library’s sudden lockdown."
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