Development time isn't oft-bragged about, but developer D-Pad Studio isn't shy about Owlboy
's nine-plus years in development, calling it "an adventure nine years in the making." The "story-driven platform adventure" finally released on PC in 2016 where it was hailed by both fans and critics, holding a 90-average on OpenCritic
. D-Pad Studio has now announced Owlboy
for consoles with a retail edition to be published by SOEDESCO.
The game stars Otus, a mute owl. Since he is an owl, players can fly and explore high in the skies throughout the adventure. Things get really interesting with the addition of sky pirates. After that, so begins a "journey through monster infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, well kept secrets, and burdens no one should have to bear."
The announcement of the console versions coincides with Owlboy
's one-year anniversary of the Steam release. On the anniversary, D-Pad Studio updated the game with more language translations. It is now available in English, Polish, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Portugese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Although originally the platforms and release date were TBA, D-Pad Studio and SOEDESCO have since confirmed Owlboy
for a February 13th, 2018 launch on Xbox One.