Merge Games, together with Leeds-based developer Laser Dog, has announced a release date for HoPiKo on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. HoPiKo has already seen a release on mobile platforms and it has found success within the Android and iOS ecosystems.
A virus, known as the Nanobyte has infected hardware around the globe rendering all systems useless – gaming is dead. The HoPiKo, who ran the games, have been enslaved… It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers!
HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a five-stage mini run designed to break your mind! Compete to be the fastest in the world with time based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs.
Here at Next On Gaming, we were lucky enough to be provided with a copy of the game for Xbox One by Laser Dog. We have really enjoyed the game so far. You are able to play HoPiKo with only one hand as it utilizes only half of a controller. The idea of having this platformer like game playable with only a single hand has worked very well. Best of all, you are able to change the half of the controller that is used in case you are not confortable with the default setting!
- Fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay.
- Awesome chip tune soundtrack written and composed on authentic hardware.
- Uses every ounce of your muscle memory.
- Unique minimal controls, you’ve never played a platformer like this!
HoPiKo will launch on October 19th 2016. Priced at $6.99, €6.99 and £5.79 it will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.