Gang Beasts is finally real. Boneloaf’s multiplayer fighting game exited its three year stay in early access and now appears on the PlayStation 4 (and a 1.0 release on PC). Playing Gang Beasts at parties over the last few years was easily came to define the personal term, “madcap rubber fighting friendly mayhem.” I hope to soon report this sentiment has carried over to the final release.
Here’s the official copy and some screens:
Sheffield, England — December 12, 2017– Gang Beasts, the highly anticipated multiplayer brawler from Boneloaf and Double Fine Presents is now available on Steam and PlayStation 4 for $19.99. To celebrate the game’s official launch, there will be a 20% discount through December 19, making the game $15.99. Also, starting today, fans can pre-order a PlayStation 4 physical copy of the game for $29.99 via iam8bit. The physical copies feature special discs that come in four randomly selected colors: red, blue, yellow and green, to represent each of the Beasts’ boisterous hues — take a peek here.
Featuring a cast of surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments set in the fictional metropolis of Beef City, Gang Beasts allows you to punch, kick and throw enemies to your heart’s content in this ridiculously silly fighting game. Watch in horror and amusement as gangs of gummy miscreants fight to grab, push, pull, and force their enemies from suspended scaffolds, neglected funfair attractions, and commercial haulage trucks. Gasp with shock and delight at the spectacle of pugnacious thugs punching, kicking, and throwing their foes into hazardous machinery, flaming incinerator pits, and into the path of moving trains.
Gang Beasts also launches with a whole glut of customization options, and with several new modes, including clumsy-yet-brutal 2 vs. 2 soccer matches, and a cooperative mode where up to 4 players battle against waves of thugs. Set to the slick, synth beats of Adam (Doseone) Drucker and Robert (Dirty Bob) Larder, Gang Beasts’ kickbutt 2xLP vinyl soundtrack grooves with every fighting maneuver, and is now available for pre-order on vinyl for $40, via iam8bit. Images of the vinyl can be viewed here.