D-Pad Studios, the developer studio behind the hit 2D platformer Owlboy, has announced the release dates of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports. Owlboy is coming to these two consoles next week, on April 10th. originally, the devs meant these ports to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch version, but they had to postpone them.
The moment has finally come, PlayStation and Xbox owners. After the long wait, Owlboy will finally reach your platforms. Originally, the much-acclaimed 2D platformer was supposed to launch on all consoles at the same time; the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. However, the Switch version ended up coming out quite a bit earlier, back in February. Fortunately, the wait is almost over. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Owlboy finally have a release date, revealed on the D-Pad Studio Twitter. They’re both coming out next Tuesday, on April 10th.
If you’re not familiar with Owlboy, let’s get you acquainted with the game really quickly. To start with, Owlboy is a 2D pixelated platfomer / adventure game. It’s a story-driven game, “where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds,” as the Steam description says. The protagonist’s name is Otus, and he’s, well an owl-boy. Otus is a mute, making it difficult for him to live up to “the expectations of owl-hood.” Then, sky pirates attack, and these events set Otus’s adventure in motion. From there, you have to battle monsters, discover various hidden secrets, and “burdens no one should have to bare.”
All in all, Owlboy is a pretty fun adventure to go through. If you haven’t played it yet, you might want to give it a shot. And, since it’ll soon be arriving to all platforms, I hope it gathers even more of an audience.