Bubsy returns again in 2019 and might not suck this time

Bubsy: Paws on Fire is the second Bubsy revival game for the new gaming generation. But Bubsy now has some top level indie talent behind him.


Last year, the video game world was stunned to see that mascot Bubsy was making his return after years of dormancy. His games were known for being notoriously terrible, which made the announcement of Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back a particular surprise. But it did indeed release on Halloween of last year and, to nobody's surprise, it was also terrible. That makes Tuesday's announcement of a second Bubsy game all the more baffling.

But here's the twist to this story of the upcoming Bubsy: Paws on Fire. It has real potential to actually be good. Publisher Accolade Games has passed development duties on to the folks at Choice Provisions, known primarily as the creators of the BIT.TRIP series. Their last game was Runner 3, which was actually pretty amazing. Yes, there appears to be a talented development studio behind Bubsy this time!

Check out the teaser above and look for Bubsy: Paws on Fire to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019. Will it be any good? Well, it certainly can't be any worse than the last Bubsy game.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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