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Introducing Riverbond, a Voxel Shoot-and-Slash Featuring Indie Crossovers

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Introducing Riverbond, a Voxel Shoot-and-Slash Featuring Indie Crossovers

Classic dungeon crawling, couch co-op and guest skins from beloved indie games.

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Hello! I’m Vanessa Chia, Co-founder and Art Director at Cococucumber, the developers of Planet of the Eyes. I am very pleased to announce that Riverbond, a charming voxel ‘shoot and slash’, will be coming this summer to PS4.

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In true dungeon-crawling style, Riverbond takes you on a journey through memorable worlds where you battle monsters, find treasure and become the hero. We wanted to channel the nostalgia of playing games from the 16-bit era and infuse it with fast and fluid controls for maximum action! Riverbond lets you choose your play style by letting you select from a ton of melee or ranged weapons to fight waves of enemies, take down huge bosses or completely decimate everything in sight.

As a game that wears its retro beating heart on its sleeve, Riverbond will feel familiar but fresh. We hope that the delightful voxel art style, couch co-op gameplay and crossover skins from indie games such as Enter the Gungeon, Guacamelee!, Bastion and Psychonauts will inspire the inner (or outer) kid within you to let loose in the world of Riverbond.

Voxelly Goodness

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One of the first things that catches the eyes of the hundreds of players who have enjoyed Riverbond at events is its distinctive voxel art style. This is something we wholly embrace – there’s a tactile joy in destroying things and exploding enemies into tiny cubes! Riverbond will let you go on an adventure, cut some grass, wreak havoc to our beautifully handcrafted maps, and maybe find a secret or two along the way…

Couch Co-op Madness

As a Canadian studio, we are all about everyone getting along, but I’m sure the memories that you have of playing games as a kid with your neighborhood pals or siblings were far from peaceful. In Riverbond, you can let off steam by working together to hack and slash mobs, complete missions and gang up on bosses with your family and friends.

Homage to Indie Games

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Riverbond has eight crossover skins, hand-picked from indie games that hold a special place in our hearts. Find these guest skins hidden in treasure chests and bring these heroes to the world of Riverbond in our little homage to these fantastic indies. Play as Shovel Knight (with a shovel!) in the classic Castle World, or run around as Raz from Psychonauts, collecting nightmares from troubled elves. If you love these games, you’ll have a blast discovering these and many more indie characters hidden away in the charming world of Riverbond!

Coming This Summer

Look out for Riverbond, coming this summer to PlayStation Store. I hope that you will make great memories in our game as you bond with all of the special people in your life.

P.S. Watch out for BOMB GIRL!

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  • Looks like so much fun! While co-op is certainly my preference, curious if there are any competitive/arena modes (ex: 1v1, 2v2 etc.) as well?

    • Vanessa Chia
      Vanessa Chia

      Glad to hear that you like co-op, as that is also my favorite! As for other modes, those are great ideas. Maybe in a future update or DLC? Thanks for asking!

  • Damn I need the game. The graphics are super smooth and it looks like it’ll be a blast to play with friends.

    • Looks amazing! Can we expect PS4 Pro enhancements?

    • Vanessa Chia
      Vanessa Chia

      Thanks! Yes, Riverbond on PS4 Pro has graphical enhancements like HDR, better shadows and bloom. It also supports 4K resolution @60fps.

  • I’m an easy mark for 4P couch co-op games I could play with my family and this looks like something we would enjoy which gives me something to look forward to. Thanks for bringing this to PS4.

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