Prepare for a Struggle! Struggling Rolls onto PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 8 September
Ready for a co-op couch struggle while donning a selection of fine hats? Frontier Foundry, in association with Chasing Rats Games, brings its anarchic, physics-based co-op platformer to console next month.
Cambridge, UK – 19 August, 2021. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) today announced Struggling, developed by the Montreal-based studio Chasing Rats Games, will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 8 September.
Struggling is the physics-based co-op platformer where up to two players control the arms of our fleshy hero, Troy, as he sets out on an outrageous adventure. Outrun ravenous rats, joyride a dirt bike, and vault over pools of unmentionable waste, all on your epic quest to find legendary Abomination Gods.
Utilise a partner’s squishy appendages to take on the ultimate challenge in local co-op mode, or take total control of Troy’s limbs with your own two hands. Either way, be prepared to test your co-ordination skills to their limits as you grapple with puzzles in increasingly bizarre settings.
Struggling earned high praise at a variety of industry events, including Best in Show, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design and Public’s Favourite at Montreal Independent Game Awards, IGN’s Top 4 Coop Game at PAX East and PC Gamer’s E3 Hidden Gem, to name but a few.
Struggling‘s attention-grabbing art style combines elements of comedy and horror to submerge players in a hilarious but unsettling world. Our loose-limbed protagonist will need to solve increasingly challenging physics-based puzzles using momentum and inertia to swing itself through four visually unique worlds, including horrific labs, perilous canyons, and even feverish hyper-dreams.
As is the case with any self-respecting lab experiment, Troy is an ever-mutating character. Players unlock a range of game-changing powers as they navigate increasingly tricky environments. These new skills include time-slowing to dodge fast-moving hazards, detachable arms Troy can make crawl around creepily, and the ability to graft its appendages onto the environment (don’t worry, they grow back after giving Troy a hand!).
Struggling launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 8 September 2021, and is out now on Steam and Nintendo Switch. For more information, visit Struggling’s official website at struggling-game.com. For media assets, visit Frontier.co.uk/media.