Stop the (french) press! PC Gamer’s Jody MacGregor brewed an update on Necrobarista, the gorgeous cinematic cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59. Necrobarista wakes up Steam for PC on August 8, 2019. MacGregor’s story has hints of praise and strong notes of anticipation:

A couple of years ago at PAX Australia I had a chance to play a demo of Necrobarista, a visual novel about serving coffee, meeting ghosts, and playing with knives. The setting is a cafe called the Terminal, a magic coffee shop that serves both the living and the dead. After five years of development, most of which I assume went into those slick animations as seen in the new trailer above, Necrobarista will finally be released this year. . . . Necrobarista’s cool art, bizarre story, and strong sense of place made it stand out back when I played that demo.

Prepare for mysteries, macchiatos, and the macabre in Necrobarista. For more on Route 59’s highly anticipated visual novel, check out the official website and follow the developer on Twitter and Facebook.