Remember We Happy Few? The game that was destined for great things until it hit the Xbox Game Preview feature and saw the hype levels lowered? Well great news, because today the game has got a full release date – and the promise of a physical version.
So, We Happy Few will be launching worldwide on 13th April 2018. Due to drop on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, the eerie survival and paranoia adventure will reach new heights as it delivers a full length story campaign which is playable with three different characters. You’ll find more than 250 unique encounters, improved mechanics and much more included.
Three protagonists, each with their own reason for giving up artificial happiness, will come with their own strengths – and their own dark secrets, and it’ll be up to you to help them survive encounters with their drug-addled former neighbors, old friends, ex-lovers, and even each other, as they dig up some long-buried secrets of Wellington Wells itself.
“Our team was humbled by the initial public reception to We Happy Few, and delighted to have this chance to make it bigger. We’re longtime fans of Borderlands, and we’re excited to be part of a line-up that also includes games like Homeworld and Fortnite. Gearbox believed in us from the very beginning, and we think this partnership will make it possible to create the game that our community expects,” said Guillaume Provost, Studio Head of Compulsion Games
“Compulsion Games has an amazing game vision and it’s an honor for Gearbox Publishing to contribute to the effort,” said Steve Gibson, Head of Gearbox Publishing.
If you fancy getting involved with We Happy Few but don’t want to go down the Game Preview route, then you can pre-order either a physical or digital copy right about now. Doing so will see you receive the in-game Jolly Brolly parasol weapon.
For the hardcore ones out there, the limited We Happy Few Collector’s Set, priced at $149.99, contains 60s-themed goodies like a replica Bobby mask, “You Look Smashing” Lamp, the We Happy Few soundtrack on vinyl, a Joy alarm clock, and more. It does not include a copy of the game though, if only so Early Access players can purchase it separately.
Alongside the release date announcement is news of the Life in Technicolour update – an update which is hitting both Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Life in Technicolour brings new Joy effects, improved user interface, reworked AI, and more. This is the final major update We Happy Few will receive while in Early Access as Compulsion Games sets its sights on the full release.
Whilst a full review of We Happy Few is obviously some way away yet, you can, if you wish, check out our hands-on preview piece from a few months back.