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OKABU: The Co-op Adventure

Simon Oliver's Avatar + Posted by Simon Oliver on Oct 13, 2011 // founder, HandCircus

With less than a week to go until OKABU launches, we’re slightly over-excited about getting it into your hands! There’s still so much to talk about the game, so we wanted to delve a little deeper into the world of OKABU and the different lands that make up the adventure.

We got a slightly carried away during development, and the game ended up quite a bit bigger than we’d originally imagined. Personally I blame Shane (OKABU’s level designer), who kept on suggesting awesome new ideas that we felt we really couldn’t cut. As a result the four worlds are pretty huge, so big that OKABU features a Platinum Trophy, earned through tracking down all the medals throughout the story campaign, finding the numerous secrets tucked away throughout the world, as well as besting the four minigames.

Following on from last week’s post about the Heroes of OKABU, we really wanted to demonstrate how their different skills fit together, so we’ve got a fresh video below that shows longer sections of gameplay. It also shows how two players can work together when playing in Co-op mode.

In the video above, you can see clips from three of the four different worlds from the game. Each of the environments is totally unique, featuring a whole new set of elements to interact with, from giant magnifying glasses and railways, to charging goats and drivable bulldozers.

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Lake Waka
The homeworld of the peaceful Yorubo tribe, bursting with exotic vegetation, inquisitive creatures and tropical shores. Its here that the adventure begins, as the Doza’s destructive march finally reaches the borders of the peaceful Yorubo.

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Karibu Valley
Karibu Valley used to be a lush river delta, filled with a huge amount of marine life and surrounded by fertile fields. As the Doza stormed through the valley, they constructed an enormous dam, which stopped the flow of the Karibu river. As a result, the lands in the valley have almost dried up completely.

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Noko Woods
Noko woods has been visited very little by the Yorubo since a party of adventurers disappeared there many generations ago. There have been rumours of Doza activity deep in the woods, and some strange creatures have been spotted nearby.

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Doza Fortress
The homeworld of the Doza, the Fortress was constructed on a huge island. Filled with giant machinery, smog-belching factories, and a near-bottomless quarry, its here that the enslaved Yorubo are rumoured to have been transported.

There’s only a few more days until release, so not long to wait now! Don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Store on 18th October and try out the free demo on launch day. If you’d like to find out more about Okabu, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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29 Comments

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+ Kryshalis on October 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am said:

Comment asking when we’re getting cross game chat in 3…2…1…

(Never, by the way)


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+ lisatsunami on October 13th, 2011 at 10:42 am said:

Some commenters have been asking for family friendly games & it looks like the should buy yours. I’lll check out the demo for sure.


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+ Go_Buddie_Go on October 13th, 2011 at 10:51 am said:

The art style definitely grabs my attention.
Since I’m a sucker for indie/downloadable games, I’ll be picking this up… Plus they threw in a Platinum trophy! ^^


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+ AmnesiaInnocent on October 13th, 2011 at 11:03 am said:

FYI: The above link for Facebook info is bad…


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+ Velkrio on October 13th, 2011 at 11:14 am said:

nice… seems like a really great couch co-op game…


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+ DeathGazer on October 13th, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

Platinum trophy? Sold.


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+ infamousXX87XX on October 13th, 2011 at 12:01 pm said:

this game really interests me.


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+ Whitefire78 on October 13th, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

That was amazing…


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+ DrPhiill on October 13th, 2011 at 12:19 pm said:

Amazing! love the feeling of the game and the look, looking forward to give the developers my money for this :D


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+ ro-kurorai on October 13th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

Thanks for the info Simon. I love the cute characters and art direction. Great to see awesome PSN-exclusives as OKABU =)


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+ Taznorris on October 13th, 2011 at 12:59 pm said:

Why do some people always ask about platinum trophies, why would you care about a virtual trophy, does it make you feel accomplished? Play the game because of the quality and enjoyment it brings you, not because of some virtual trophies.


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+ LilWayneSuckz on October 13th, 2011 at 1:26 pm said:

This is the best looking and most interesting Only On PSN game IMO


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+ M-Easy on October 13th, 2011 at 1:40 pm said:

Platinum trophy!!! Sold.


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+ kabirdsall14 on October 13th, 2011 at 1:45 pm said:

Can not wait for this any longer!!!! I love the art style, so tell the artists they did a wonderful job on that.

Next week is a big week for psn, with Okabu, Infamous FoB, Dungeon Defenders, and Payday the Heist

I’m gonna be buying Okabu, Infamous FoB, Dungeon Defenders, and possibly payday if there is a plus discount.


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+ kabirdsall14 on October 13th, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

But I am most excited for Okabu


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+ homyag on October 13th, 2011 at 2:58 pm said:

why??? why sony likes to produce psychedelic game?


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+ JH-FallenReaper on October 13th, 2011 at 3:03 pm said:

i never buy psn games ever,but this is just amazing 1st day buy for me also infamous 2 fob.okabu is badass and im those type of players who will only play mature looking games but like i said this looks great cant wait to play it!!


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+ Kirkpad on October 13th, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

It’s interesting how casual this game looks, but the gameplay is so fast paced and refreshing. It’s like casuals could play through the puzzles at a very slow pace, but core players can zip around the sandbox and really have some fun.

It’s almost as if Hand Circus found the perfect blend of core and casual gameplay.


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+ rockinjs864 on October 13th, 2011 at 8:39 pm said:

@ Hand Circus you have just gained a new follower I will be buying this one without even trying the demo


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+ pelagato24 on October 13th, 2011 at 8:58 pm said:

platinum trophy? cool!


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+ thejessmister on October 13th, 2011 at 9:19 pm said:

Buying! :)


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+ JonJonXD on October 13th, 2011 at 10:17 pm said:

Can’t wait to check this out!


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+ SebastianOwl on October 14th, 2011 at 2:07 am said:

I never buy PSN games, mainly because I can barely afford the retail games, but this looks brilliant. Hopefully, I can find a few extra dollars to buy this.


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+ rjejr on October 14th, 2011 at 6:02 am said:

The more I see of this the better it looks. Reminds me of the Jak and Daxter sequel I’ve always wanted, but I got GTA in Haven City instead. It also looks and plays a little like Zack and Wiki, which was a critical success but I hated. These graphics seem so kid friendly but those puzzles, not so much.

Has the price been announced yet? I can’t say day 1 purchase if I don’t know the price. Inclusion of the Platinum makes me think not cheap.


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+ saintaqua on October 14th, 2011 at 9:30 am said:

I hope it’s $7.99 for + members! If so I’ll definitely be getting it!!


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+ StinkyMoney5 on October 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm said:

I don’t get what all the fuss is about from this video. Will there be a demo so I can try it out?


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+ MaveraUS on October 15th, 2011 at 3:06 am said:

Hi, I have a question:
What did we see on that video: online or local co-op?
Thanx in adv


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+ Triptent on October 15th, 2011 at 5:29 am said:

These Devs are smart, they know that a Platinum trophy will help the sales.


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+ MailOrderNinja on October 16th, 2011 at 9:44 am said:

I’m excited for this. I recently joined the Playstation Nation after trading in my 360 that I’ve had since launch and am catching up on so many great exclusives but me and my son just finished the campaign in Little Big Planet 2 and while I know there are tons of user created levels to play I’m excited to play through another story with him and this looks perfect.


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