Today, developer Runic Games — who you may from the Torchlight series — and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that their action-adventure game, Hob, will finally release on September 26th for the PS4 and PC.
In addition to the release date, the pair also revealed the game’s $19.99 USD price-point, a PS4 preorder bonus in the form of a dynamic theme, and another 10% off preorder bonus that allows you to save 10% if you commit to buying the game early.
It’s currently unclear if the Hob dynamic theme will be exclusive to preorders or be available at some point as a standalone purchase. Created by known PS4 theme maker Truant Pixel, the theme not only features dynamic visuals, but is accompanied by serene music that is presumably straight out of the game.
For those that don’t know Hob is a “vibrant, suspenseful action-adventure game set on a stunning and brutal world in disarray.” In it, players will need to help their planet which is in peril. Aka your goal is to explore the planet and figure out if it can be mended.
The game’s narrative notably is wordless — akin to games like Inside and Journey — thus rather the story is unveiled via planet exploration and via interacting with the strange lifeforms that inhabit and that you will encounter.
Progressing through the game via solving puzzles, traversing the planet via a mechanical glove-arm, battling rogue creatures, and befriending little things called Sprites, the world around you will begin to repair and transform, opening new areas to explore and further peeling back the layers of what is going on.
Below, you can check out a new trailer which accompanied today’s news, as well as check out the aforementioned dynamic theme: