October 6, 2011 // 2:20 pm
- Today HandCircus Founder Simon Oliver
has introduced the heroes in the upcoming PSN exclusive game Okabu as part of the video trailer below.
To quote: Its been a couple of months since we were last here talking about OKABU, our upcoming PSN-exclusive action-adventure, and we're thrilled to be part of this month's "Only On PSN" program, sitting alongside such awesome titles as Pixeljunk Sidescroller, Eufloria and Rochard.
So the big news is that we finally have a release date! OKABU will be hitting PSN on October 18th, and there'll be a demo available on launch day that'll let you take our cloud-flying heroes for a test flight. With launch only a couple of weeks away, we wanted to share a few more details about the game, and what you'll be doing as you guide Kumulo and Nimbe through the four worlds that make up the story campaign.
Since we started development one of our biggest goals has been to pack a ton of gameplay variety in the game, from physics-play and drivable vehicles to the ability to control the creatures that fill the world. These powers come from the cloud-flying heroes in the game, which you can pick up and drop off to swap abilities on the fly.
With our previous trailers we've been keen to show off everything that you can do in the game, but I realize that there is a lot to take in such a short amount of video! With launch coming up, we thought it would be good to go into a bit more detail with each hero and give you a taste of what each of them brings to the table. Without further ado, here's a video showing each of the characters in action:
The four guys you see surfing on the backs of the cloud-whales are Okabu's cloud-flying heroes: Captain Monkfish, Picolo, Roki and Kat. Each provides a unique set of abilities to the player: need to pull down a drawbridge? Pick up Captain Monkfish and fire his harpoon. Need to charm a bull to smash through a wooden barricade? Pick up Picolo and get charming!
The puzzles and action challenges that make up each level center around the skills of these heroes, and its up to you to work out how best to use them together. If you're playing single player, you can swap between the two clouds by pressing Triangle (so you can always have two heroes handy). If you're playing with a friend, each of you can take control of a cloud-whale as you work together to progress through each level.
We can't wait to get OKABU into your hands, and can't believe we are so close to launch. Next week we're going to delve a little more into the puzzles and co-op mode!