Local couch based multiplayer gaming comes into its own during the festive season, and that means Oh My Godheads should be something to consider if you’re looking to make it through the Xmas period.

Square Enix Collective have today announced that the manic multiplayer action of Oh My Godheads will arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC come 5th December 2017 – just in time for those festive family battles!

Making the most of a unique and frenzied ‘capture-the-head’ game mechanic, Oh My Godheads promises to deliver edge-of-the-seat action that generates as many laughs in defeat as it does jubilation in victory. The whole premise revolves around players attempting to capture hectic heads, before scurrying them away to their team’s plinth, not only dealing with the ire of their opponents, but also the irritation of the cranium in their clutches.

Developed by Barcelona-based Titutitech, it comes with a huge focus on couch-based multiplayer, and the gameplay mirrors traditional capture-the-flag style gameplay, except that the actual flag in question is alive, angry, and ‘just a little bit out to get you’.

“Trying to describe Oh My Godheads is no easy task, but I’m going to give it go,” said Federico Sauret, co-CEO of Titutitech. “For us, this is a game about recapturing that sense of fun so many couch based multiplayer games pulled off in the 1990s. What we’ve created is a fast paced game packed full of Godheads, each one sporting its own personality and unique abilities, and a whole host of exploding pies. Yes, exploding pies. It’s all a bit nuts, but we love it.”

It was the near-absurd nature of Oh My Godheads’ action that first attracted publisher Square Enix Collective.

“It’s fair to say Oh My Godheads doesn’t take itself too seriously,” said Phil Elliott, Director of Community & Indie Development at Square Enix Collective. “This is a game that stems from some of the most dedicated and creative indies we’ve come across, yet what they’ve delivered is pure mayhem and brilliantly infectious. It’s the kind of game that has the potential to dominate any day in the office…and ensure we get no work done whatsoever.”

But in a nutshell, what is Oh My Godheads? The features include:

  • Hilarious couch multiplayer for 1-4 players
  • Battling computer-controlled characters in single player mode
  • ‘Capture-the-head’ gameplay supercharges capture-the-flag with uniquely powered godheads
  • Multiple magical godheads – explosions, control-switching and more
  • Bright, colourful 3D environments in world-spanning locales
  • Ridiculous cast of characters to play
  • Swords, hats, monocles and airborne pastries

Oh My Godheads will hit Xbox One, PS4 and PC come 5th December. Stick the date in your diary but we will of course remind you when that time comes.

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