I can’t say I’ve remembered many games where you get to physically play a cat, and certainly not one set in a vibrant cyberpunk world. Annapurrna Interactive is targeting my niche love for cute animals and dingy technological worlds, with a new game where you control a kitty trying to escape a dangerous situation. A trailer for the cat-tastic adventure, Stray, was released today during the PlayStation: State of Play event, with a release date revealing the game is just one quick catnap away.
This ferocious feline you’ll be playing as has been separated from its family. Lost and alone, this stray must solve an ancient mystery and escape a derelict, decaying cybercity. That’s a lot to pin on just one cat, but you’ll be able to interact with denizens of this cybernetic world and even befriend a flying drone known as B12.
Stealthy cat action
The release date announcement for Stray comes off the coals of a long development cycle, with the game announced back in 2020 during Sony’s June 2020 Future of Gaming event. Stray looks like a glorious combination of stealth, platforming, and puzzle adventure in one purrfect package. The world looks beautiful and vast, with tons to explore and plenty of rusty pipes to climb over. It won’t be long until this lonely cat takes over the gaming world with all nine of its lives.
Stray is set to release on July 19 for PC via via team. This new release date follows a quiet delay for the game not all that long ago. In April, the PlayStation Twitter account let the cat out of the bag: Stray was heading toward a summer release. It looks like that was a clue to today’s announcement in the end.
If you’re curious to see more, be sure to check out the trailer for Stray below: