Thank you, Accolade.
You may be wondering why I didn’t report on this announcement yesterday, but that is because I’ve spent all night hyperventilating over this announcement.
So, as some of you may know, I’m the Bubsy guy around these parts. That’s why I am proud to tell you all that a new Bubsy game has been announced one year after the launch of Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. The title in question is Bubsy: Paws on Fire, an auto-runner from Bit.Trip developers Choice Provisions for PC, PS4, and (finally!) Nintendo Switch.
Like Choice Provisions’ most recent release Runner3, Bubsy: Paws on Fire is an auto-runner spread across 100 different levels. While this is much different than any Bubsy game before it, Choice Provisions seems keen on actually making it a good game. They even went as far as the make the following jab a the franchise alongside the game’s announcement:
“After some productive meetings and even more productive threats we agreed to work with Bubsy on creating an auto-runner worthy of his stature. And when that was done we scrapped it and made a good game instead.”
Blasphemous, have they played Bubsy 3D? In all seriousness, Bubsy: Paws on Fire does actually look like it has some passion behind it. Outside of the aforementioned level count, the game features three boss battles, tons of collectibles, unlockable costumes, and four playable characters. The developers are also digging deep into the intense Bubsy lore for Bubsy: Paws on Fire’s story and characters.
In addition to Bubsy and a Woolie, Virgil Reality from the canceled (but glorious) pilot, and Arnold from Bubsy 2 and that pilot are playable characters. The developers are also promising the return of characters like brothers Terry and Terri as well as villain Oinker P. Hammm, so Bubsy: Paws on Fire should be delightful in that aspect for Bubsy connoisseurs like myself.
That being said, you probably want to see the game in action, so you can check out the announcement trailer and first screenshots of the game below. The wait for Bubsy: Paws on Fire won’t be too long and excruciating either, as it will be hitting PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch sometime during Q1 2019. Now don’t mind me as I pace impatiently waiting for the game over the next couple of months.
Happy Halloween, folks.