Every so often, Nintendo will do a short online stream, showcasing its lineup of upcoming titles. Nintendo’s latest stream, an Indie World Showcase, went live on March 17, ringing in a few new announcements for the year. Oftentimes, the games revealed during the showcase also have a PC counterpart releasing. That was the case for Morphie’s Law Remorphed, and now, it’s the same with Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse. It was during the show that the dark-humored comic revealed its latest gaming adaptation would now be launching on PC via Steam.
Get your freak on
If you were hoping for some sort of action-adventure, role-playing, or a mix of both — you’re out of luck. Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse is a point-and-click adventure-style game. In it, you take on the role of Coop “Go Away, Weirdo” McCarthy, who is constantly pestered by bullies and hardships. All Coop wants is a date to the prom, and you can’t even find that. But why “Freakpocalypse”? The first episode is also called Hall Pass to Hell, so maybe that has something to do with it.
One thing that should be known about the story is that publisher Serenity Forge and developer Skeleton Crew Studios worked closely with Explosm and I-Mockery to ensure all of the humor and character designs of the comic were mirrored in the game.
Calling all content
To help with the explanation of what Freakpocalypse is, the developers highlighted some key points on the title’s Steam page. For starters, it seems like it will house a vast cast of characters from the Cyanide & Happiness universe. Some of the already-confirmed appearances include Ted Bear, Shark Dad, and Señor Cleanfist.
Other gameplay features will include cinematic cutscenes, side quests, and unlockable outfits. It isn’t clear as to whether outfits will impact choices or gameplay. However, the game does promise that you’ll “wear, and embarrass yourself with” some of the options you have.
Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse Part 1 is planned for a summer 2020 launch. This is promised to both the Steam and Nintendo Switch version, though it doesn’t indicate which will arrive first. This doesn’t exclude Stadia, either, as there is only a TBA in regards to other platform releases.