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PS4 / Xbox One Owlboy Versions Finally Get Release Date

Digital versions releasing very soon, with physical releases on PS4 and Switch coming later this spring.


Acclaimed side-scroller Owlboy is finally coming to PS4 and Xbox One. D-Pad Studio had initially planned to release the PC game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at the same time. Instead, only the Switch version released earlier this year. Now the developer has announced more digital versions are coming this month, with physical releases to follow next month.

The digital PS4 and Xbox One versions of Owlboy will release on April 10. Physical PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions will also release May 29. The game has taken a long time to get to this point; development first began back in 2007, and Owlboy was finally released on PC in 2016, with the Nintendo Switch version releasing in February.

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Now Playing: Owlboy Video Review

Owlboy is pixel-art platformer where you fly, picking up allies and allowing them to act as gunners for you with their unique abilities and stories. It's a hearty mix of traditional platforming and story-heavy adventure, with big dungeons and boss battles.

In GameSpot's Owlboy review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, calling it a "heartfelt experience that will touch anyone with an affinity for great art and storytelling." It sports a beautiful orchestral soundtrack, beautiful pixel art, surprising action sequences, and an unpredictable script that captures genuine feelings of joy, anger, and remorse. It also earned the #18 spot on our Game of the Year 2016 Countdown.

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