Little Devil Inside is an upcoming action-adventure game by Neostream Interactive. The game‘s single-player and co-operative multiplayer modes both follow the professional and personal lives of explorers searching for monsters & supernatural events in a 19th-century-inspired world.
The game is set to release on PlayStation 4 & 5, PC , Xbox and the Switch at a yet-to-be decided date. However, at Sony’s State of Play October 2021, Little Devil Inside showed it’s official gameplay trailer. Thanks to this trailer, we’ve gotten a proper look at the game and what we can expect from it.
Little Devil Inside gameplay
The core gameplay features a third-person 3D action-adventure RPG. There are themes of survival, combat and open-world exploration. Although developers have said that the emphasis on survival isn’t what you might thin and is “not about how long you can survive in a certain environment“, instead being about “taking a trip for a mission, and surviving during the process.“
The game takes place across various regions and environments. This includes, desert, snow, forest, mountains, swamplands and deep-sea diving. Players can use a variety of weapons and tools to survive and accomplish their objectives, such as a sword, shield, gun, grappling hook, bombs, tent, and cooking equipment.
All the while players get to explore the secret supernatural world lurking behind every door.
A unique visual style
What makes this game all the more interesting is it’s interesting and changing visual style. Although it retains a very simple and minimalist style, with a very minimal UI. The game changes it’s style depending on the scenario. Whilst traveling in the over-world, characters have a russian-doll like look to them.
When I first saw it, the entire game made me think of it as though it were the playthings of a child. Cute simple designs when going from place to place, but when the action starts and events happen, it gets more detailed and focused.
It’s a beautiful aesthetic though, constantly changing and seeing different characters in these various styles.
Little Devil Inside takes place in a 19th-century, Victorian-inspired setting, but has a few steampunk elements to it. The main character, Billy, is a swordsman, employed by a research team (led by college professor Vincent and his colleague, Dr. Oliver) to travel the world in search of the supernatural and other unusual incidents.
Neostream very specificially said:
“This game is not just about killing arch-demons and saving the world. Take in the atmosphere and live a realistic life in an unrealistic world. This is a game that tells stories about people with ‘unusual’ jobs such as hunting monsters and what happens in their everyday life doing so.”