Indie Platformer A Hat in Time Arriving on Consoles Next Week

Posted by | November 28, 2017 | News, PlayStation 4, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

A Hat in Time launched in October for PC, and now it’s finally coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week. The PS4 version will launch December 5, followed by Xbox One on December 6 for $29.99.

Indie developer Gears for Breakfast successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 for their debut 3D platformer. It was modeled after Nintendo 64 classics like Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie. Gears for Breakfast brought on Banjo-Kazooie’s composer, Grant Kirkhope, to produce the soundtrack. The Kickstarter campaign earned 1000% of its initial funding goal.

A Hat in Time stars Hat Kid, a young girl with a top hat, as she battles the evil Mustache Girl. Five large, fully explorable worlds are available, including Mafia Town and Subcon Forest. Two more worlds are being developed as free post-launch DLC.

Hat Kid is armed with an umbrella, and can unlock new hats and earn badges to gain new abilities.

A Hat in Time was announced earlier this year as part of Humble Bundle’s new foray into games publishing. It represents the first of Humble’s published games, with more indie games expected to roll out throughout the coming months. Humble Bundle is primarily a digital PC games store, offering bundled deals that let you donate money to charity.

The PC version of A Hat in Time has an Overwhelmingly Positive rating on Steam, with a favorable Metacritic score of 78. Yooka-Laylee was the much bigger Kickstarter-funded 3D platformer that released earlier this year, raising several million dollars on Kickstarter. It released with mixed reviews.

A Hat in Time launches on PlayStation 4 on December 5 and Xbox One December 6.

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