A Hat in Time -- "Special Announcement" Teased for Gamescom

The developers behind platformer A Hat in Time gave a vague tease on Twitter about an announcement regarding the game to come during Gamescom.

By Chris Compendio

August 13, 2018

Not even a year after the release of A Hat in Time, developer Gears for Breakfast appears to have more to say about the 3D platformer. A “special announcement” about the game will come during Gamescom, according to a fun tweet from the game’s official account. The tweet offered no specific details, only sharing a cute GIF of characters Hat Girl and DJ Grooves showing off some sick dance moves.

The quirky action-adventure title was inspired by Nintendo 64 platformers such as Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, but the hopes of Nintendo fans were dashed when Gears for Breakfast denied that the game would come to Switch in a now-deleted tweet. With few ideas on what this announcement could be, some are holding on to hope that the developer has changed their minds and will bring A Hat in Time to the console.

The game eventually made its way to PS4 and Xbox One, eventually reaching a milestone of over 500,000 copies sold this past summer. A Switch port could bring A Hat in Time to a larger audience—or perhaps the announcement will simply be new DLC, or a special re-release of the game to commemorate its success. We’ll soon find out when Gamescom begins on August 21.

As mentioned, A Hat in Time is available on PS4 and Xbox One, along with PC and Mac.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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