Cloudpunk To Hit Consoles In 2020
Indie RPG Cloudpunk, previously announced for PC, will also be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One this year, ION LANDS and Merge Games have announced.
The voxel-based graphics give Cloudpunk a very distinctive look, but it’s the list of titles that inspired the game that have my interest. After all, when you tap Firewatch and Kentucky Route Zero as your inspirations, you’re setting a high bar for narrative delivery.
There’s no release date for the cyberpunk RPG, but it’s expected to arrive later this year.
Here’s the press release:
Sci-fi Takes to Neon-Streaked Skies as Cloudpunk Makes Its Way to PC and Consoles Later This Year
Manchester, UK – Feb. 13th, 2020 — Publisher Merge Games and Berlin-based studio ION LANDS invite you to cruise amongst the clouds in the neon-streaked skies of Cloudpunk when it releases later this year. Originally announced for PC, gaining a whopping 85,000 wishlists and counting, Merge and ION LANDS are now teaming up to bring the sprawling, story-based open-world game to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as well.
A stunning voxel graphics art style brings the open-world city of Nivalis to life as Cloudpunk delivers a vibrant, futuristic open world to live in and explore. From the underground nightclubs to the gardens in the sky, the title combines exploration with narrative to provide a compelling take on the cyberpunk genre.
Taking inspiration from other story-based titles such as Firewatch and Kentucky Route Zero, Cloudpunk is filled with characters to meet, alongside a multitude of stories to discover as you explore the neon-streaked world which finds inspiration from real places such as Shinjuku in Tokyo, as well as Hong Kong and Seoul.
Your name is Rania. This is your first night working for Cloudpunk, the semi-legal delivery company based in Nivalis. Explore dense, vertical landscapes that reach high into the clouds and deep down through the ocean waves below, as you meet characters ranging from Androids and AI to unscrupulous humans at every level of society.
Get ready to find out that no delivery job is too dangerous, and nobody is faster than a Cloudpunk driver when the game launches on consoles and PC this year!
- Explore an immense vertical cyberpunk city with your hovercar and on foot
- Unravel mysteries in a world of corporate conspiracy, hackers and rogue AI through the eyes of Rania
- Meet a diverse range of characters and immerse yourself in their everyday lives
- Your decisions will have a lasting impact on the inhabitants of Nivalis
- Discover hidden places and items unlocking additional stories
For all the latest on Cloudpunk keep an eye out on Merge’s discord channel here!