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Ghibli-esque platformer Hoa is coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Adventure game Hoa is coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles this July, in addition to the already announced Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.

Hoa features hand-painted art, and a relaxing atmosphere as you navigate the world trying to solve exploration-based puzzles.

"Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play as the main character, Hoa, on her journey through heartwarming environments back to where it all began for her," reads the description.

The PlayStation 5 version of Hoa will include additions that take advantage of the unique support of the DualSense Controller. The haptic feedback of the triggers and the controller audio will be used to draw players further into the world of Hoa.



  • Hand-painted art: Step into a painting that lives - explore a vast world of meticulously crafted sceneries of stunning hand-painted art.
  • Original soundtrack: Captivating story-telling and emotionally-charged, Hoa's exceptional score, originally composed and live-recorded brings its world to life with a touch of nostalgia.
  • Various creatures: Keep an eye out for delightful magical creatures along the way. Most of them want to be friends, some might even tell you a little story or two. Cuteness guaranteed.
  • Gentle yet compelling flow: Navigate with a keen eye and solve exploration-based puzzles. Relax to the organic rhythm of subtle storytelling while being intrigued by endless little wonders. Be a child - it's easier and harder than it may seem.

You can read all about these features and more about the development team in this PlayStation Blog post.

Physical launch editions are now available for pre-order via various retailers in North America. Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 versions are planned.

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