MixedBag’s forma.8 set for release on PS4 and PS Vita

By Stephany Nunneley
28 February 2014 16:18 GMT

The side-scrolling, exploration adventure title forma.8 will be released on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, developer MixedBag has announced.


The Italian indie studio said the title is its own take on the classic Metroidvania formula, is set in a distant future, where the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded on alien planet.

The player will need to find and recover “a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late.”

“Floating gracefully in mid-air, with a control system that aims to give the player a true sense of flying, forma.8 starts with no powers, no weapons and no hints of what to do and where to go: it’s up to the player to explore the planet, deal with its often hostile inhabitants, and slowly uncover the story,” wrote studio co-founder Mauro Fanelli on the PS Blog.

“There’s no verbal communication in the game, everything is conveyed to the player only with images, sounds and by the gameplay itself.”

Here’s a list of features:

  • An expansive world
  • Everything is physics-based
  • Exploration!
  • Puzzles!
  • Secrets to uncover
  • An intriguing and mysterious story
  • 60 frames per second super fluid action
  • Lots of enemies
  • Lots of BIG enemies
  • Some more BIGGER enemies
  • All the power-ups you need to take care enemies an avoid all the nasty stuff

A release date was not announced but you can have a look at the game in action below.

forma.8 will release later this year on PS4, Vita, iOS, PC, Mac, Linux and on Wii U through the eShop.

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