Pre-order Shoulders of Giants in the present day on the Xbox Retailer, obtainable January 26
After virtually three years of improvement, we’re overjoyed to announce that Shoulders of Giants is now obtainable for pre-order. The sport can be launched on January 26, 2023, on Xbox! Take a look at the most recent trailer above that includes a mixture of single-player and co-op mayhem.
One of many very first concepts we had once we began making Shoulders of Giants, was the silhouette of a smaller character driving on the again of a a lot greater character. After which we thought, what should you might management each of those characters without delay? How would that work? Would that be enjoyable?
It took quite a lot of experimentation and prototyping to search out the candy spot, and an expertise that felt recent but acquainted. We thought, what if we break up up sorts of fight between these characters, one character does all of the melee, and is a giant highly effective mech? And the opposite character perched atop its again a small, nimble, gun wielding frog?
As soon as we discovered this mixture, we knew we had discovered the core of the sport. The following query we requested ourselves was, what kind of world would these characters be in? What would their aim be within the recreation?
Now we have at all times been big followers of science fiction, and knew we needed a world the place there was a darkish drive these heroes needed to overcome, the basic theme of darkish versus mild. However how might we truly take this theme and create an interactive approach for the participant to expertise it?
We imagined after an intense boss battle having your complete world remodel from barren and darkish, to vibrant, lush and lively in a cinematic approach. We experimented with real-time methods the participant might do that, and located it to be enjoyable and thrilling and it grew to become a pillar of the gamers talents.
Talking of talents, the final core thought behind the sport was that we needed Shoulders of Giants to really feel like a colourful playground with an enormous arsenal of sci-fi devices and weapons for the participant to discover and tinker with.
Gamers encounter weapons and talents like a firework-shooting grenade launcher, an enormous stomping shoe, a surfable defend, and rather more. The core fight is all about experimenting with totally different combos of kit to search out that tremendous combo that retains issues feeling recent and thrilling.
Whereas fight is the primary gameplay pillar, we knew that we needed a narrative for the sport to happen in and for the characters and world to really feel grounded too. The forces of entropy have taken over the universe, it’s the gamers job to fight this darkish drive and to revive order and stability again to the universe.
As you beat extra ranges and save extra worlds from the forces of entropy, you’ll construct up your warmth meter, permitting you to entry more and more tough ranges. As you move sure warmth thresholds, you’ll unlock particular story boss encounters as you make your method to the ultimate boss.
Alongside the way in which, you’ll purchase new weapons for each Froggie and the heroic Robotic of the Galaxy in addition to new items of armor, XP to spend in your talent tree, and dyes to additional customise the look of your characters.
Whilst you can customise your individual frog and robotic with dozens of cosmetics which might be unlockable in-game, the 4 above can solely be acquired as a bonus for pre-ordering the sport:
This pre-order bonus contains 4 colour units, so that you and as much as three co-op pals can save the universe in fashion proper from the beginning of the sport.
Even higher, the sport is 20% off throughout this pre-order interval. For extra data, take a look at the sport’s retailer web page and official web site, or be part of our discord.
Shoulders of Giants
Transferring Items Interactive
Concurrently management a sword-wielding robotic and a gunslinging house frog in Shoulders of Giants, an explosively colourful sci-fi roguelike. Play alone, with a pal, or as a part of a four-person staff, chopping via waves of enemies on a quest to rescue the galaxy!
The forces of Entropy are spreading chaos via the celebs, corrupting dwelling planets and urging on the warmth dying of the universe. Led by the psychic Owl, one scrappy staff of house survivors are combating to revive the stability. A mysterious mech! A sharpshooting amphibian! Collectively they need to lower via waves of enemies and restore mild and life to the galaxy!
Pre-order the sport for entry to limited-edition dye units with particular visible results. Dazzle your pals!