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Outbuddies brings Metroidvania fun to PC in October

Squash some bugs in this challenging adventure just in time for Halloween.


Looking for a fun new Metroidvania-style game to go out adventuring in? Headup's Outbuddies looks like a good time.

You'll blast away missiles, shoot plasma guns, and unload a wealth of ammunition into bugs, crawling threats, and more in the upcoming Outbuddies, which is heading out for launch very soon. The self-described Metroidvania has players entering the world of Bahlam, a dilapidated fortress of the Old Gods in the South Atlantic Ocean.

You'll take on the role of archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein along with his life support droid friend Buddy to tackle the bizarre creatures that come crawling out of Bahlam, unlock the secrets within, and eventually make it home alive.

"The quality, depth, and acceptance of indie metroidvanias like Axiom Verge & Hollow Knight proved what can be achieved by small teams or even single persons. Those developers inspired me to allocate even more personal resources and dedication to the project so it could eventually evolve into something really special," said Outbuddies developer Julian Laufer. "As a father, daytime employee, and gamer myself I loved how progression and iteration were tackled in outstanding indie platformer Celeste, so Outbuddies was designed to provide challenging and encouraging gameplay while skipping punishing throwbacks and grinding mechanics in total." 

Outbuddies is set to release on PC on October 15, but the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions will be launching Q1 2020. That means you have a bit of time, on both counts, to brush up on your Metroidvania skills.

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