The new cyberpunk cat game for PlayStation and PC has sparked an online cat frenzy, with even real cats stunned by the game’s graphics.
This cat is out of the bag — and it’s probably all over your Twitter.
“Stray” is Sony’s new video game, PlayStation and Microsoft MSFT +3.42%, Windows +2.08%, that allows players to explore an underground cyberpunk city as a ginger tabby trying to return to his family.
— Thunder Cat ❄️⚡️ RAGNARÖK (@BT_BlackThunder) July 19, 2022
The $29.99 third-person platformer adventure and puzzle game — from French development studio BlueTwelve and published by Annapurna Interactive — has been getting a lot of attention since it was first teased at the PS5 reveal event in 2020. trailer, released on June 2, has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on PlayStation’s YouTube account.)
— Laura Varley (@RocketMinx) July 19, 2022
Here are some minor spoilers: The essence of the game is that you play as a stray, stray cat who navigates an underground city inhabited by robots. The goal is to return to the surface world inhabited by your feline friend. Your bum will soon team up with a sentient drone called B12 (which can talk to your cat character’s humanoid robot), and the two of you explore the city, solving puzzles to find that one home. Road, discover what happened to all the people along the way – all while avoiding hungry monsters that want to eat the cute kitten almost as much as the player.
— Retr0🦋// #StraySweep🐈 (@vanishinggracee) July 19, 2022
On Monday and Tuesday, around the game’s launch, “Stray” was trending on Twitter, with more than 363,000 tweets as of late Tuesday afternoon. The funniest early trend for gamers was posting videos of their cats being stunned by the paw’s unnamed protagonist.