Compulsion Games drug-fuelled adventure We Happy Few will get a full release next Spring for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, the developer has announced.
A partnership with Bulletstorm publisher Gearbox Publishing will see We Happy Few launch globally, with a full release set for April 13th, 2018. Currently, in Early Access on Steam and Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One, We Happy Few is expected to launch with a full-length story campaign, 3 main playable characters and more than 250 unique encounters.
To date early owners on Xbox One and PC have been able to experience a small portion of the games fictional town, Wellington Wells with one playable character available to explore, collect, craft and interact with the Joy-addicted and nonconformist residents of the English town. When the game officially launches next Spring, players will be able to choose from 3 main characters, each with their own reasons for giving up the bizarre town’s drug of choice, Joy.
“Our team was humbled by the initial public reception to We Happy Few, and delighted to have this chance to make it bigger,” said Guillaume Provost, Studio Head of Compulsion Games. “We’re longtime fans of Borderlands, and we’re excited to be part of a line-up that also includes games like Homeworld and Fortnite. Gearbox believed in us from the very beginning, and we think this partnership will make it possible to create the game that our community expects.”
“Compulsion Games has an amazing game vision and it’s an honor for Gearbox Publishing to contribute to the effort.” added Steve Gibson, Head of Gearbox Publishing.
Players who pre-order either a digital or physical copy of We Happy Few will receive a 15% discount at select retailers along with a Jolly Brolly parasol weapon in-game. Purchasing from the Microsoft Store, Steam, GOG and Humble Store will net players the alpha version of We Happy Few upon purchase, with Windows 10 Store purchases unlocking the same version once it becomes available this Fall. Last but certainly not least, PlayStation Store owners will receive an exclusive We Happy Few theme for PS4.
A limited edition We Happy Few Collector’s Set is also available for $149.99. The collection contains 60’s themed items like a replica Bobby mask, “You Look Smashing” Lamp, the We Happy Few soundtrack on vinyl, a Joy alarm clock, and more but does not include a copy of the game so that Steam Early Access players can still purchase the collection separately.
Additionally, Compulsion Games has released the final major update for We Happy Few before its full release. The ‘A Life in Technicolour’ update for Steam and Xbox One introduces new Joy effects, improved U.I, reworked AI and more.
We Happy Few releases April 13th, 2018 for Xbox One, Windows 10 and PS4.