WePC is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more
Ready for a new whimsical adventure game? The gameplay trailer for Bugsnax was recently unveiled at the PlayStation State of Play presentation and it remains just as weird as the last trailer.
When the first announcement trailer in June hit, we were immediately intrigued by what looks like a fun and inventive little game. So, if you’re looking for something a bit different to try out this year, Bugsnax might very well be a top choice.
The premise of Bugsnax is that you’re on an island where all the bugs are essentially food-bug hybrids. So, you’ll see crabs made of sliced apples, centipede subs, strawberry bugs and a spider made of french fries. The island villagers happily eat Bugsnax but this appears to change part of their bodies into food too. Part of the journalist’s job is to investigate exactly what Bugsnax do to your body when you eat them and why.
Sound weird? It is, but we expected no less from the studio behind Octodad – a game centering around an octopus disguised as a human who must keep his real identity a secret from his suburban family.
Since we saw the wonderfully bizarre trailer, with the strangely catchy song, we’ve been keeping an eye out for updates. Now we’ve got a chance to take a look at the gameplay.
The gameplay trailer introduces us to the story quickly. You will play as an investigative journalist looking into the Bugsnax phenomenon. You’ll need to explore the village of Snaxburg and integrate with the community there to learn more about the place and the residents.
The villagers will show you ways to catch Bugsnax which will help your investigation. In the trailer, you’ll see a few ways to capture Bugsnax including using a slingshot and other strange contraptions that the villagers suggest.
At its heart, Bugsnax is a hunting, community management and journalist-focused game. It looks like there will be plenty to do to keep you occupied and enough variety to keep the story from being too repetitive.
Bugsnax will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in the holiday season in 2020 – just in time for the new consoles. We don’t know an exact date right now, but we imagine it will be sometime in November or December.
At the moment, we don’t know if it’s heading to Steam, but it will be available on the Epic Games Store.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for more updates and a release date when it’s announced so be sure to check back at WePC for the latest news.
When it comes to games, Kara loves worldbuilding. There’s nothing she loves more than spending a lazy Sunday afternoon designing a mansion for her favorite Sim or becoming the perfect mayor of her newly created metropolis. Her time-sinks lately are For the King and anything Paradox Interactive creates.