It’s been a pretty long time since we last heard from Spearhead Games’s Tiny Brains, but now the game is back, bringing even more crazy co-op action and details, which you can view in the trailer and gallery below.
Tiny Brains is a 3D puzzle-platform, with up to four player co-op action. Players star as one several superpowered lab animals who must work together to escape the puzzles of a nefarious mad scientist. Tiny Brains uses complementary physics-based abilities that each player can use to get the team to the end of a level.
Today’s update gives us a stronger idea of what the game brings, with each of the tiny lab animals having their own special psychic abilities. The bat can channel his voice to force-push objects away from him; the rabbit uses an electric charge generated by his floppy ears to pull objects towards him; the hamster can create a solid chunk of ice out of thin air; the mouse can swap his position with that of another object at will. When using powers, the DualShock 4’s lightbar will turn white, and gradually return back to its original color when the power is fully charged.
For those wondering how they can play without three friends or four controllers, Tiny Brains will offer online drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, and even a single-player mode in which levels adapt to become solvable by one player. For better teamwork, players can also use the DualShock 4’s touchpad to point to specific locations where someone has to use their powers to get through a puzzle.
Even though Tiny Brains is an indie game, it comes from a studio made up of industry vets, with developers who have worked on AAA games like Assassin’s Creed, Dead Space and the Army of Two franchises: they hope their various specialties will make Tiny Brains that much better.
Tiny Brains will be available for the PS4 on December 3rd (originally set for next week on the 26th). The game is also set to release on PC via Steam on December 18th, with a pre-order discount available through the Tiny Brains website, and set to release to the PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in the month. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the characters and gameplay. For another look at the game, check out the teaser trailer.
Thanks, PlayStation Blog.