High on Life was revealed by Squanch Games throughout the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022, and it rapidly grew to become one of many highlights of Summer Game Fest. Its transient announcement trailer didn’t showcase a lot, however we did see Justin Roiland’s humorousness on full show, together with a little bit of gameplay. Then, throughout Gamescom 2022, a brand new gameplay trailer gave followers an prolonged have a look at what seems to be an early boss struggle, stuffed with profanity-spewing weapons and off-kilter one-liners.
An entire image of the sport is beginning to come into focus, and followers of “comedy shooters” needs to be enthusiastic about what’s in retailer for them later this 12 months. From launch date and trailers to multiplayer and extra, right here’s the whole lot we learn about High on Life.
High on Life is anticipated to launch on December 13 for Xbox and PC. The sport was beforehand slated for a November launch, though the staff wants a bit of additional time to squash some lingering bugs.
Seeing because it was introduced throughout the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022, it ought to come as no shock that High on Life is launching on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC through each Steam and the Epic Games Store. It will even be out there day one on Xbox Game Pass.
High on Life was launched as a Console Launch Exclusive, which possible means it’ll by no means see the sunshine of day on PlayStation 4, PS5, or Switch. However, there’s a tiny likelihood that this can be a timed-exclusivity deal, which might see the sport launching on different consoles after a set time period has elapsed. For now, nevertheless, it’s finest to suppose that solely Xbox and PC gamers will get to expertise the upcoming journey.
So far, we’ve been handled to a few trailers — the one launched throughout the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, a behind-the-scenes clip within the Extended Showcase, and a gameplay trailer from Gamescom 2022. Clocking in at slightly below two minutes, the primary trailer exhibits off the sport’s eye-catching artwork model, together with loads of gameplay footage and an irreverent humorousness. The Gamescom 2022 gameplay trailer is a bit longer at three minutes, and it provides us an intimate have a look at a High on Life boss struggle.
Meanwhile, the behind-the-scenes trailer provides you a better have a look at the event of the sport together with loads of commentary.
And lastly, there’s the Gamescom 2022 trailer. This provides us a reasonably detailed have a look at what seems to be an early-game boss struggle, and it seems to be a bit tough across the edges. Thankfully, our hands-on demo revealed a sport that performs higher than it seems to be.
High on Life is a first-person shooter pushed by an off-the-wall narrative. You’ll play as a highschool graduate coping with an invasion of aliens that “get high off humanity.” Its plotline and ridiculous humorousness appear to be among the many primary points of interest thus far (in spite of everything, that is coming from the co-creator of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites), however that doesn’t imply it gained’t supply partaking gameplay.
During the trailer, the builders described High on Life as an “action-adventure comedy Metroidvania first-person shooter.” While we don’t know precisely how vital every of these phrases might be within the closing product, it does give us an concept as to how the sport will play. For one, the participant can count on to unlock new skills and weapons as they progress by way of the sport — ones that won’t solely assist in battle however grant them entry to beforehand restricted areas. And, as anticipated, comedy needs to be a focus of the sport.
It’s additionally confirmed that High on Life gained’t be an open world. Instead, you’ll have set levels to work by way of that supply a reasonably linear expertise that’ll be pushed by its humorousness and beautiful artwork model. You will, nevertheless, be capable to decide the order you sort out every of those ranges. There are additionally periodic boss fights (as seen within the Gamescom 2022 trailer), and having completely different skills unlocked could possibly be key to surviving these encounters.
No multiplayer particulars have been shared for High on Life. For now, it appears the upcoming title might be strictly a solo expertise. No multiplayer particulars are talked about on its official Xbox web page both, so it’s uncertain that cooperative or aggressive play might be out there in High on Life.