Bio-punk comedy?! One of the anticipated video games of this winter, the first-person shooter High on Life will be released on December 13th for PC and Xbox. Get ready to become a bounty hunter, fight back against the alien invasion, fire the talking guns and have lots and lots of laughs! Here we have compiled everything you need to know about this sci-fi game that is already being talked about because of its original concept and vibrant visuals.
The new creation of Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty and Out of the System) and Squanch Games studio is recommended for gamers aged 16 and over.
High on Life will take us to the future, where the Earth is invaded by an alien Cartel led by Garmantuous who kidnaps people and produces drugs from them for sale on other planets. It already sounds absurd and very funny. The main intrigue of the game is connected with the topic of drugs: what kind of a villain is behind the Cartel and how this "enterprise" works.
You will play as a bounty hunter who travels through space in his starship and teams up with other aliens to fight against the Cartel. Oh yes, talking cannons! Your allies are sentient weapons that can talk.
High on Life is a comedy first-person shooter video game. The protagonist (that is, you!) meets good aliens who become his weapons: there are several types of them, including a knife, guns and shotgun. "High on Life's pitch focused less on actual sci-fi FPS gameplay than on the humor of the voiced weapons in the game. Each weapon has its own ridiculous personality, including one knife-wielding alien who wants nothing more than to stab other aliens" (Gamerant). You can also scream at laugher at your enemies: for example, one of them shoots with circular saws.
In addition to weapons, you can purchase various movement options in the game store. The game was originally scheduled for release in October, but several bugs were discovered that took another two months to fix. Let's hope that the game will go smoothly - we can't wait for the moment when we can evaluate the mechanics of the game.
Graphics and sound
The game world is very diverse: you will find yourself either in the jungle or in a metropolis built on an asteroid. From the official trailer, you can get an idea that Justin Roiland and his team managed to create a truly biological, seething and living world before your eyes. Squanch Games design director Erich Meyr described the style of High on Life aesthetics as "Bladerunner meets The Muppets". The creatures of the game are very funny indeed, and one of them, namely the gun Kenny, was voiced by Justin Roiland himself. JB Smoove (HBO "Curb Your Enthusiasm") plays the shotgun Gus, Tim Robinson (Netflix "I Think You Should Leave") voices Creature, and Betsy Sodaro plays Sweezy.
Platforms, price and PC requirements
As Squanch Games itself annotated, from December 13th on the new game will be available at a price of $60 for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on Steam and the Epic Games Store. In addition to PC and consoles, it will also appear on Xbox Game Pass. Unfortunately, there is no news about a possible release of the game on PlayStation.
Recommended PC requirements: Windows 10 64-bit, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6402p CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (3.4 GHz), 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB)/AMD RX 5600 XT (6GB), DirectX: Version 12, 45 GB of storage space