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Alone With You Launching August 23 on PS4, PS Vita

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Alone With You Launching August 23 on PS4, PS Vita
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Hello again, PlayStation fans! We’ve been on the dark side of a faraway planet for a while, but we’re finally ready to share the (gasp) launch news about Alone With You!

What is Alone With You again?

Alone With You is a narrative-focused adventure game for PS4 and PS Vita from the creator of the indie horror hit Home. You’re the last surviving member of a doomed space colony, and you need to work together with your troubled AI companion to escape the planet before it implodes.

When can you play it?

Remember when we said “Spring?” It turns out that the seasons work a little differently on our remote colony planet, so what we really meant was August 23. That’s right, you’ll be playing Alone With You on both PS4 and PS Vita very soon — and the game is cross buy, so you get both versions no matter where you prefer to play.

What do you do in Alone With You?

There are more than 12 missions in the game where you explore, use your scanner, engage in conversation, dig up old artifacts, ride rickety elevators, figure out pass codes, fix drones, and piece together dozens of intertwining narratives, among many other things. Gameplay is fluid and fast as you unlock the mysteries of the doomed space colony you’re so desperately trying to escape.

Because the game is narrative-focused and has a day-by-day mission structure, you can play it all in one go — which will take several hours — or at your own pace. Need to return to the game in the middle of a mission? Your diligent AI pal will remind you what you need to do.

What’s this about “romance?”

Have you ever experienced a sweet, summer love? Or maybe survived a few awkward meetings from an online dating app? Then you’ll know that relationships can be a little weird. So it is in Alone With You, where the only people you have to talk to aren’t people at all — other than your AI companion, your coffee dates are with four very different colonists, who happen to be holograms. Because they’re dead.

Each of these four special people — Winnie, Jean, Leslie, and Pierre — have their own histories, hang-ups and perspectives on what went wrong at the colony while they were alive, but they need you to figure out what happened to them, and give them the closure they deserve. You’ll get to really know their personalities as you spend time with them, make decisions in conversations, and help them discover clues about their own lives while you’re out on missions.

So what makes the game special?

The game’s end-of-the-world scenario means you’ll have to make some tough decisions, and some players will want to play multiple times to experience everything Alone With You has to offer. We’re happy to announce that the game’s Trophies — which, yes, includes a Platinum — encourage exploring different narrative avenues and learning everything there is to know about this unfortunate colony and the people who lived there.

And while we’re exploring, have we mentioned the amazing soundtrack? Composer Ivor Stines has created a completely original score with more than 30 tracks that you’ll have on rotation long after you finish the game — you can hear one of them in the new launch trailer featured above.

The whole team would like to thank everyone who’s played the game at shows like PlayStation Experience, and who have expressed their excitement for the title. We can’t wait for you to finally get your hands on Alone With You, and see how your adventures unfold.

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  • xDigitalTaco

    absolutely love the art style! can’t wait to play it

    • Benjamin Rivers
      Benjamin Rivers

      Thanks, xDigitalTaco! We’re really excited to have people play this.

  • Welcome back! I was wondering what’s up with “Alone with You”. I can’t wait for it to land and it will be a day1 purchase for me. I wish you all success!

    • Benjamin Rivers
      Benjamin Rivers

      Thanks, Neolit. :-) We had a bit of delay due to the space-time continuum but we’re finally ready to launch!*

      *(Too many space puns)

  • Thundercleese_83

    Yeah! One of my most anticipated game of the year! Looks original, beautiful visually and emotionally. Can’t wait!

  • Looks amazing. Thanks for bringing this to the vita. These adventures/visnov/puzzle game shine on that platform.

  • I enjoyed Home, looking forward to playing this on Vita!

  • Tatanka2007

    For people who like to say Vita is dead, here’s a title that says that ain’t so. This looks very interesting. If you didn’t get to experience adventure games on what, maybe a Commodore 64, now’s your chance lol.

  • whereymyconary

    Looks really neat. is this going to be cross play?

    • Benjamin Rivers
      Benjamin Rivers

      We toyed with Cross Play but had some technical constraints, so we had to let each game stand on its own.

  • I’m very excited for this game! I absolutely adored Home and can’t wait to dive into your next creation. Thanks for bringing it to Vita! Recently, my PS4 was stolen during a robbery, so all I have left is my Vita. I am very excited to have something new and interesting to play.

    • Benjamin Rivers
      Benjamin Rivers

      I am very sorry to hear about your PS4. :-(

      I hope you dig the Vita version, though — it does feel good to play it on the go, with headphones.

  • Yay, Vita support! I realy liked Home, as well!

  • Robbie_G_lrish

    Sweet, been waiting for this one. The end of August is a good time for me too.

  • Hurray!

    I’ll definitely be picking this up. :)

    I played “Home” on PS-Vita and collected all trophie; I look forward to doing the same with “Alone With You.”

  • death_nation100

    Does it have different endings?

  • Is there any chance that there will be a german translation this time?

  • Nice! I’ve been waiting for this. So much good stuff coming to PS4 next month!

  • Hi Benjamin. Congrats on your upcoming launch! Good call on getting a Platinum trophy as I know that’s a non-trivial factor in purchasing for some. Glad to hear the game is cross-buy, is it also cross-save?

    • Benjamin Rivers
      Benjamin Rivers

      Thanks, Paul! The trophies end up being quite a fun way to explore various paths through the story, so I know people will like them for that. They ended up being a bigger consideration that I’d even intended!

      Due to some technical issues on my end, I wasn’t able to make the game cross-save. Sorry for that inconvenience.

    • I guess that means the PS4 and Vita have separate trophy lists, meaning 2 platinums for the price of a cross-buy. :P Not that that should really matter, as I’m excited for this game nonetheless. I enjoyed Home but feel that this game reaches your potential.

  • Picklemonkey89

    wow, this sounds like such a good game! especially since i’m such a huge fan of pretty much anything sci-fi. it just seems like a really original and fascinating concept. i’m definitely buying this next month, along with no man’s sky. looks like you did an amazing job on this, i’m really curious about this game now.

  • Meleemasta10

    I love it when a game seems like it’s made JUST for me. Can’t wait for the release!

  • the narrative aspect really interests me.

  • Damn you for releasing this the same day as ‘Mankind Divided’, but I refuse to not get both immediately. Freaking loved ‘Home’, so I’m really looking forward to this and supporting the developers. When will we find out the price?

  • Droogie4Ever

    I have been waiting on an update on this game forever! I’m so excited it’s finally coming – Home was fantastic and very unique. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Benjamin!

  • plaztiksyke

    I’ve been intrigued by this game after playing it 2 years ago. The color palette and overall concept make it stand out. I loved exploring the different branches of Home on Vita and will look forward to doing the same with this.

  • Is the vita version coming out on vita in the eu at the same time? If so why cant i preorder the vita version?

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