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30th March 2021

Neon Love in a Retro World with ‘Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers’ Demo Playable Now on Steam!

PQube and developer Fiction Factory Games are excited to announce romantic comedy visual novel, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers demo is live from today on Steam! 

Set in the year 20XX, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers takes place in an alternate timeline where the 1983 video game crash never happened. You will take on the role of an aspiring esports champion seeking a new team at the Good Clean Fun arcade. 

Successor to the critically acclaimed Arcade Spirits, launched in 2019, the demo will be the first time players can get hands on with the latest title since it was announced in back June.

Watch the Announcement Trailer:

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers’ Demo

Containing a segment of Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers Chapter 1, players will find themselves thrown head first into the dog-eat-dog world of championship esports. 

Team Play-2-Win, the hottest team on the circuit and your ultimate rivals, have arrived at the Good Clean Fun arcade. Sizing up the competition, you and your brand new teammates find yourselves in the crosshairs of your opposition – with a series of crucial decisions that could shape your future in the tournament, how you handle the situation is down to you.

Check out the Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers demo out now on Steam:

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers Icon Gif

The year is 20XX, the distant future in a world where arcades are thriving… and as an aspiring esports champion hungry for glory on stage at the Fist of Discomfort 2 Pro Tour, you will face competition, complex relationships and a wild cast of characters on the road to victory.

Defeat rivals, conquer tournaments, build relationships, and uncover a strange conspiracy at the Good Clean Fun arcade. In Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers it’s up to you to rally together a team and achieve your dreams!

Arcade Spirits The New Challengers Artwork

Huge Character Creator

Design your protagonist and rival from the ground up with a massively expanded character creator – pronoun, skin tone, body type, hairstyles, accessories, clothing, and more. 

Choose their identity, and how their personality develops. Plus, enjoy greater immersion as your fully custom character now appears on screen throughout the entire game!

Date Anyone!

With a fully inclusive customisation system, cast of characters, and gameplay mechanics, date anyone you like regardless of pronouns, or focus on building friendships exclusively!


There’s only one way to become the champion, and that’s to play! Dive into Fist of Discomfort 2, a strategy based minigame – your victory or defeat will determine the path of your story.

Personality Analysis

Analyse your personality and measure changes based on your decisions throughout the game with handy virtual assistant, IRIS! Accessed through a free app on your in-game phone, IRIS exists to help users achieve everything they want in life – a better job, a new home, and even romance.

IRIS, can track your personality traits from Quirky and Steady, to Kindly and Gutsy, as well as your relationship statuses with the rest of the characters.

Stunning Art

With incredible character art from Molly Nemecek, pulsating synthwave soundtrack by Greg Mirles, and amazingly detailed background art by Jessie Lam, enjoy an immersive, aesthetic world brought to life.

Import Decisions

Import your choices from the original Arcade Spirits adventure to reshape the world of 20XX around your previous decisions or start the game afresh and follow a whole new path.

‘Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers’ Demo is OUT NOW on Steam!

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