Bugsnax’s catchy theme tune is now available to stream, vinyl release announced

One of the games that seemed to catch the imagination during the PS5 reveal event was Young Horses’ Bugsnax, and one of the reasons for that was the song by Kero Kero Bonito. Today, the full song has been released for your listening pleasure and can be streamed from a number of services. In addition to that, Young Horses have partnered with iam8bit to release a vinyl of the song and it is available for pre-order now. It comes with a scratch and sniff jacket.

We recently spoke to Young Horses about Bugsnax and learned some more details about the game. Here’s Young Horses’ John Murphy about eating those Bugsnax and why the strawberry was eaten:

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So the characters in the game are these sort of like fuzzy, Muppet-like creatures called Grumpus’, and when you feed a Grumpus a Bugsnak, part of their body turns into the food that Bugsnak was made of. In the trailer, someone eats a Strabby, which is the name of the strawberry Bugsnak, and her arm turns into the strawberries.

It’s mostly narrative and aesthetic like it’s just like fun and silly to transform them. It’s kind of like a dress up mechanic, there’s just like billions of combinations of these transformations that you can get, and a lot of them are just very funny. That ties into the narrative in ways that I don’t want to get into yet, but there’s some interesting surprises related to that.

I don’t know if the strawberry had to die; I guess the answer is because it’s irresistibly delicious. I guess it’s the same reason that animals die in real life, that people can’t help but eat them.

Bugsnax will be released later this year for PS4, PS5, and PC via the Epic Games Store.

Source: Press Release

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