Night in the Woods has just been announced for PlayStation 4 in a post on the PS Blog, with a few details offered up by the game's animator, Scott Benson.
Described as an "adventure/exploration game with a heavy focus on story, character, and place", it certainly has a distinctive visual style. It also sounds nice and quirky, with Benson describing some of the activities on offer:
"You'll be doing some running and jumping around, a lot of extracurricular activities, some bass playing, some smashing of things, and a lot of hanging out with your townie friends."
A few plot details we're also served up alongside the attached screen and trailer, all of which can be seen below.
Night In The Woods takes place in the crumbling town of Possum Springs, a dead-end backwater that is barely holding on after the mining jobs left. Mae the cat is a college dropout who has returned home to reclaim her teenage life with her friends who stayed in town. Bea stayed home from college to take over the family business after a death sent her family into a tailspin. Gregg and Angus are highschool sweethearts, working hard to get out of Possum Springs. Germ is a weird kid that hangs around. No one knows what his deal is.
What Mae finds, however, is that life and her friends moved on while she was away. Strange things are happening to her and to the town. Things are changing. And there's something in the woods up behind the park that might mean an end to all of it.
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