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Visual Novel 'Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows' Available Now on Xbox Series X/S

Visual novel fans have something new to look forward to as ‘Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows’ launches today on Xbox Series X/S.

Visual Novel 'Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows' Available Now on Xbox Series X/S
ByFeliciano Mondigo III May 21, 2024

Visual novel fans have something new to look forward to as Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows has launched on Xbox Series X/S.

This new Xbox Series X game is a ‘two-in-one’ pack which includes the visual novel ‘What Lydia Knows’ and the roguelike ‘Outbreak RPG’. The long-running Outbreak series welcomes these two entries to Microsoft’s console.

In What Lydia Knows, players follow Detective Lydia Daniels as she searches for her missing partner. Players lead Lydia to uncover the sinister truth in a familiar visual novel format.

What Lydia Knows offers 24 possible endings. These conclusions depend on player decisions across their time in Cypress Ridge. Gameplay involves interacting with various characters and completing mini-games. Players can also unlock new concept art and music tracks from the Outbreak series by playing.

A ‘Scene Studio Mode’ allows players to create and share their own dialogues and scenarios. This encourages players to share their creations to its community.

Alongside ‘What Lydia Knows’ is the other half of this package. ‘Outbreak RPG’ is a turn-based adventure set in a zombie apocalypse. The roguelike twist adds procedurally generated challenges in every run.

Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows screenshot
A screenshot of Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows
Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows screenshot
A screenshot of Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows

“With the inclusion of Outbreak RPG and a myriad of bonus features, What Lydia Knows is the real deal; the package is bursting at the seams with fun, and the world of Outbreak has now expanded into previously uncharted territory!” says Julia Wolbach, narrative lead, gameplay designer, and co-founder of Dead Drop Studios.

Players control Lydia and her party as they rescue survivors and slay zombies in its derelict streets. Only luck and preparation can help Lydia and her friends. Each character has unique weapons, powers, and flaws. This requires players to exploit enemy vulnerabilities as they face randomized events.

Outbreak The FEDORA Files: What Lydia Knows released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and PC 2 weeks ahead of its Xbox Series X launch. The game is available on the Microsoft Store for $19.99.

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