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Remember Golf Club: Wasteland by Demagog Studio and Untold Tales? Well, it is they who are combining the joys of The Jungle Book with the devastation of the armageddon, announcing a continuation of the story with a narrative-led, old-school hardcore platformer that has been inspired by the SEGA classics. That game is The Cub.

Coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC, The Cub takes what was great about the SEGA classics from back in the day and rebuilds things for the modern gamer, delivering us back to the neon-lit, satirical dystopian ruined Earth from Golf Club: Wasteland, but taken in from a different angle in terms of gameplay and intersecting story.

If you enjoyed the likes of The Jungle Book, Aladdin or Lion King from back in the day, but are after a new take on matters, The Cub looks set to deliver it, with a stylised artstyle that has been inspired by late ’90s films and a story that follows the titular The Cub.

After the success of Golf Club: Wasteland, we’re already excited to take in a look at that universe from the other side, with The Cub key features building on the following…

  • Inspired By the Classics, Made for the 21st Century – The game is inspired by the classic, old-school tough SEGA games of the 90s – The Jungle Book, Aladdin, Lion King – but with modern twists and ideas. Platform parkour through the remains of humanity and a world of urban ruin peppered with references as to how humanity might one day perish. Crumbling brutalist tower blocks and abandoned genetics labs, depleted chemical mines, and overgrown battlefields. Also crack environmental puzzles that keep you guessing, and stay one step ahead of the wicked humans back from Mars that are pursuing you in a twisted apocalyptic safari hunt.
  • This World Tells Tales | The Story Behind The Cub – Earth fell to ruins after multiple wars, rampant inequality, and ecological disaster. In the final months, the ultra-rich fled to Mars leaving billions behind to die. A new ecosystem feeding off the chemical waste left behind evolves without humans. But a few mutant children who have developed immunity and the skills to survive here still roam. You are one such child. Years pass and those on Mars venture back to Earth. After spotting a small mutant child, a hunt ensues. This sets off a journey of escape, exploration, and discovery through the urban ruins of humanity coupled with frantic cat and mouse chases.
  • The Perfect Tunes to Keep You Company – Keeping you company once again is the next evolution of Radio Nostalgia From Mars, the custom apocalypse wave soundtrack that’ll crash land into your psyche. Listen to thought-provoking survivor stories from the few ultrarich living on Mars, while a smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show moving with a collection of chill apocalypse-wave tunes and a few cryptic announcements that paint a not so pretty picture of life on Mars.
  • If Looks Could Bring Back Memories – Meticulously drawn and stylized to look like the classic animated films of the late 90s – Atlantis, Tarzan, Road to El Dorado – while also taking a page from Samurai Jack’s creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s critically acclaimed series, Primal.

The game is set in the same world as Golf Club: Wasteland, but this isn’t a copy-paste sequel. We’re going back to the world we created using it to tell new stories from the perspective of a survivor on Earth. We’ve also written it in such a way that the story in The Cub intersects with the one in Golf Club: Wasteland and then continues on for those who wanted to know the fate of the golfer and the child – Igor Simic, Creative Director, Demagog Studio

There is currently no release date or window set for The Cub, but be sure to know that it is coming to PC (through Steam), PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox.

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