Remember earlier this year when we told you that the 16-bit platforming hero Bubsy would be making a surprising comeback? Yeah, we're still feeling the aftershock from that – and today, Accolade double-downed by providing us not only with a release date, but with a forthcoming special edition of the game.
Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is set to release for PlayStation 4 and PC on October 31st, just in time for trick-and-treating on Halloween. But for those of you that can't live without a physical copy of the game, you're getting one on PlayStation 4.
The "extremely limited" physical edition will be released for $39.99 on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and other retailers, and is being dubbed the "Purrfect Edition" of the game.
Not only does it come with a physical Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back disc, but it also includes the original soundtrack for the game, as well as Bubsy's business card (he has a business, we guess?) and a mystery postcard, which will no doubt have some kind of special Bubsy imagery on it. You can check out a glimpse of the collector's edition below. All that's missing is a golden yard ball.
The trailer above showcases not only what's included with the package, but also some new gameplay from the side-scrolling platformer, which is currently being developed by Black Forest Games. Say what you want about it looking less detailed than, say, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, but it definitely has that old-school Bubsy vibe, so if you enjoyed the classic SNES and Sega Genesis games, this will more than likely be up your alley.
The only question is if it plays more like Bubsy 1 and not like, well, Bubsy 2, because that sequel left a lot to be desired. On the bright side, it was certainly better than Bubsy 3D, which, hopefully, we'll never have to speak of again. Begone into obscurity, unlikable 3D platforming sequel!
We'll see how well this new Bubsy game fares in just a few months, but we're pretty sure nostalgic fans of the series will enjoy it. After all, "what can possibly go wrong?" (Well, wait...)