A fresh gameplay trailer for kitty cat adventure Stray has been released, as French developer BlueTwelve confirm that they are now targeting an early 2022 release for the game across PS5, PS4 and PC.
The new gameplay trailer gives us a much deeper look at the game compared to its reveal in the middle of 2020. Stray takes place in a decaying cybercity, following a cat that has found himself in this city after being separated from his family and injured. You’ll have to explore and survive, navigating the world with cat-like leaps and solving puzzles that are in your way, seemingly doing so by just messing stuff up and knocking things over. Classic cat.
Along its journey, the cat will meet a small drone named B-12 that will expand the cat’s horizons, able to interact with parts of the world that a cat could not and also speak with its inhabitants – human-like robots that will react to the cat’s presence in various ways.
There’s also dangers in this world that you’ll have to vaoid by using speed, agility and stealth. Eventually, you will retrieve a light-based ability that can also strike back at the little orb-like creatures that would hunt you.
Stray was announced last June at the PlayStation 5 reveal event, as one of several indie titles that really caught people’s imaginations. The above gameplay demo certainly focusses on the darker, grimier parts of the city, but the reveal trailer was often much more vibrant and colourful.
We look forward to seeing more of Stray in the coming months, but it’s not the only project that we got an update on from Annapurna Interactive. The company also pinned a release date on Solar Ash, coming from the makers of Hyper Light Drifter, announced Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye expansion, and more.