If you ever dreamed about defusing bombs with the help of your friends, well, you probably have some weird dreams. Regardless, you’re in luck as developer Steel Crate Games announced that its bomb disposal game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, will be headed to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this summer.
— Keep Talking Game (@KeepTalkingGame) June 6, 2018
Previously released for Gear VR, PC, OS X, PlayStation VR, Daydream, Linux, and Oculus VR, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a cooperative game where players must work together to defuse a bomb before it explodes. While one player handles the bomb, the rest of the players feed the handler instructions from the bomb’s manual. However, there is a twist; the players that have the bomb’s manual are unable to see the bomb, while the player that is able to manipulate the various buttons on the bomb is unable to look at the instruction manual.
Unlike most games where killer reflexes or a strategic brain hold the key to success, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes tests players’ communication skills. In order to successfully defuse the bomb players must speak concisely, coherently, and keep their cool under pressure. As one could imagine, this combination leads to a hybrid of tense and hysterical moments between players. Since the bomb is procedurally generated and changes in-between every round, it’s easy to see this game become a house party staple, or at the very least, make you question how much you can trust your friends.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is available now on Steam for the previously mentioned platforms. While Steel Crate Games stated that the game will come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch this summer, no exact date has been announced.