Unique local co-op party game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will soon be available on consoles. Steel Crate Games has announced the Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions will launch next week. It will be available on Switch and PlayStation 4 on August 16, and a day later on Xbox One.
Watch the excellent 90s-style trailer above.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes pits a group of players against a ticking bomb. One player plays the Defuser, using the game to look at and manipulate the bomb, while everyone else (the Experts) must use an actual printed manual (or .pdf) to decipher the bomb’s many puzzling tasks. The catch is that the Defuser doesn’t know the clues, while the Experts can’t look at the bomb, requiring plenty of hectic communication between players.
As a local co-op game, only one copy of the game is needed for a group to play. It’s also impossible to play solo, flipping through the manual yourself defeats the purpose! Bombs are randomly generated and can be specified to include different time lengths and puzzles.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is currently available on PC (Steam), and VR devices including Oculus and Gear VR. It’s coming to Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Aug. 16 and 17, and will support PlayStation VR. It’s rated E for Everyone (though puzzles are designed for adults and teens).