Square to release action-platformer based on graphic novel Scarygirl

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 January 2012 15:50 GMT

Square has announced its bringing Nathan Jurevicius’ graphic novel, Scarygril, to PC, PSN and XBL as an action-platform game.

Scarygirl, a child with a tentacle arm who dresses like a pirate, is haunted by a strange man in her dreams and sets out to discover the meaning behind it all.

During her adventure, she will be aided by friends and guardians such as Blister the giant octopus and Bunniguru the kung-fu rabbit. During their adventures, the jaunty group will fight off “adorably deadly” hedgehogs of the Owl Woods, the violent Goat Clan of the Old Man Mountains, Hairclump spiders in the Stinky Swamp, and the “clueless crossing guards” around Bad Town.

Here are some of the game’s features:

  • Surreal landscape and creatures are beautifully fantastical, created by a critically-acclaimed, award-winning artist and true to the art style that Scarygirl fans have already fallen in love with.
  • New and exceptional storyline separate from the graphic novel and planned feature film, in which Scarygirl finally meets the mysterious man haunting her dreams.
  • The game’s upgrade and combat improvement system allows Scarygirl to grow beyond her basic attacks by purchasing new moves, like the “Anaconda Squeeze” and “Morph Tendrils”, or attachments for her tentacle arm, such as the Rage Hook.
  • While one player controls Scarygirl, a second can bring Bunniguru’s furious “Fists of Blurry” into the fray at any time. This offline feature allows the two characters to perform special moves together to overcome major challenges.

Scarygirl will be available on January 18 for XBL, January 24 on PSN, and in “early 2012” for PC.

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