Recently, a healthy amount of Knights and Bikes gameplay made its way onto the internet, showing off 18 new minutes of the charming crowd-funded co-op action game.
For those that don’t know: Knights and Bikes is a game from Foam Sword Games (which is comprised of ex Ratchet and Clank and Tearaway developers). Set to be its debut project, Knights and Bikes is said to be inspired by Earthbound and The Goonies.
As you may know, the game appeared on Kickstarter back in March of 2016, where it successfully and rather impressively raised £126,447 across 4,796 backers.
Then in November 2016, publisher Double Fine announced it was partnering with Foam Sword Games to publish the game: a fitting partnership, seeming Knights and Bikes looks very Double Fine-esq.
Knights and Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure set on a fictional British island in the late 1980’s. In it, players take the roles of Nessa and Demelza to explore an island with their bikes. As you explore, you will uncover treasure, mystery and trouble, and ultimately have to steer the ancient island away from modern ruin.
When you encounter enemies you will face them with an arsenal of fribees, water-baloons, puddle-stomping, and a range of other kid-like schemes you can improvise.
Each islander you rescue on the island notably grants you new abilities, and allows you to do more and travel further on the island.
Knights and Bikes boats 1-2 player local and online multiplayer and is slated to release sometime this year for PS4 and PC. Below, you can check out the new gameplay footage, courtesy of the good folk over at Kinda Funny Games: