You remember Owlboy, right? That’s neat little independent platformer that’s been in development for the past eight years, with the gorgeous pixel aesthetic and charming soundtrack? Sure you do, because not too long ago developers D-Pad teased a release date reveal at PAX West with a new gameplay trailer. And they’ve delivered – Owlboy will finally be out on November 1st.
That’s according to a newer trailer, which has a lot less gameplay and a little more lore stuffed into it. Aside from showcasing some beautiful locales, the trailer alludes to the Owls being a symbol of hope for the game’s inhabitants for generations. Playing as Otus, you’ll be upholding this legacy – as you embark on your own adventure with loads of flight, puzzles and interesting looking combat.
The game will launch for $25 across Steam, GOG and the Humble Store, with the latter two offering $5 for anyone who chooses to pre-order now. That’s a pretty low price for a game that’s been in development since 2007, and is still going to release earlier that Final Fantasy XV (I had to). If you’re completely unfamiliar with Owlboy though, don’t fret. The gameplay trailer from a few weeks ago should get you right up to speed.
It’s got an undeniable charm to it, and a world which looks so rich and interesting that I just want to get lost in it right now. But even I will admit that the greatest thing Owlboy has going for it right now is its art-style, which is described by D-Pad as a “love letter to pixel art for a new audience,”. It has me smitten for sure, and it’s just one of the many faces Owlboy is composed of that has me counting down the days until its eventual release date.
Last Updated: September 6, 2016