Headlander is a game about – well, let’s be real: I’m not super sure what’s going on here, but I like it.
Headlander is a new game from Double Fine, and that’s reason enough to pay attention to it: this is the team that made Psychonauts, Broken Age, Brutal Legend, Massive Chalice, Iron Brigade and a stack of other delightful treasures of all shapes and sizes.
The side-scrolling action adventure game casts players in the role of the last human – or at least, the last human head. Attached to a variety of bodies, you’ll explore a malfunctioning utopia ruled by a deranged computer, in which every other human being has abandoned their body for a “robotic imposter”.
“Seeking clues to your fractured past, you must travel through a hostile world of machines, using a special helmet that allows you to dock into and take control of any robotic host body,” Double Fine said.
“As you launch from one body to the next, you’ll start to discover that things are not quite what they appear to be, and the fate of humanity has yet to be decided.”
Sounds rad. It launches on July 26 for PC and PS4, thanks to Adult Swim’s suddenly prolific publishing arm.