Outbuddies’ release date announced

Headup announced the PC release date of their upcoming classic metroidvania Outbuddies for the 15th of October. To date, Outbuddies’ developer Julian Laufer has constantly improved the game and added new content, and now there are only a few minor fixes left before release. After the release on PC in October, it will come to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One in Q1 2020.

Outbuddies uses ranged weapons and classic 4-way shooting, which was chosen by intention and forces the player to directly engage all types of foes. Poisonous bugs and spiky crawlers inflict contact damage while bigger enemies can be passed-by and use both ranged and melee-type attacks to kick your ass.

All types of hazards can be dodged by steam-rolling and a late-game upgrade, the Spin Blade, even allows you to harm enemies by dodging them. All four upgradable weapon systems also function as selective tools and there are two weapon slots available that can be equipped in parallel to create some interesting mix-ups. Those 4 weapons are:
  • The Seahorse Revolver: Your standard plasma gun and best friend. Unleashes a powerful vaporizing beam when charged-up. Has a high fire rate and good damage output.
  • The Missile Launcher: Your best choice during boss encounters or against multiple tanky enemies at once. It can even break stones, but your storage is very limited and has to be upgraded by searching for missile tanks.
  • The Bubble Beam: A tactical weapon that fires organic ooze that can immobilize enemies and turn them into a suitable platform to step on. When charged, immobilizing clusters will spread to stun whole groups of foes.
  • The Corridium Galvanizer: Energizes wall structures and can re-power shut-down facilities. When charged it unleashes a powerful dash that can connect to a spider-ball like wall run and enables you to reach every corner of Bahlam

Check out the trailer below: