- Shoulders of Giants is coming to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One this fall.
- The game is a sci-fi roguelike where a frog and a robot team up to save the galaxy.
- Crazy weapons, co-op modes, and mountains of loot and upgrades await!
I’m sure you’ve all heard the myths and legends about the age-old rivalry between frogs and furs. However, we have long suspected that these stories are nothing but false rumors, and that, given the chance, amphibians and robots could make better teammates. Naturally, we decided to make a game to prove it! This game is called Shoulders of GiantsA sci-fi roguelike where players simultaneously control a sword-wielding robot and a shooting space frog, working in tandem to save the galaxy!
Today we can finally show that Shoulders of Giants is out on Xbox (new promotional trailer above!) and tells you a little more about roguelike gameplay with a mixture of melee and ranged combat, all the crazy fun weapons we’re working on, and various co-op modes (hint: in one of them two players share control of one playable character – very stupid, very fun!).
But first things first, history! The forces of Entropy are wreaking havoc across the stars, decomposing living planets and causing the heat death of the Universe. A team of cosmic survivors, led by the psychic Owl, fight to restore balance. Mysterious Fur! Sharp amphibian! Together they must sweep away waves of enemies and return light and life to the galaxy!
Gameplay, Shoulders of Giants it’s basically the game we’ve always wanted to play but couldn’t find anywhere else. It’s all about quick bursts of roguelike fun as you explore, grow and become incredibly powerful on an endless journey through randomized levels.
Combat is a thrilling mix of close combat using melee weapons like laser swords and crazy hammers and ranged combat using pistols, rifles and more. To keep things fresh, you’re constantly finding new loot to upgrade your skills and switch up your gear, and some of the upgrades are pretty wild: expect grappling hooks, speed blasts, glow grenades, a futuristic junk van you can summon and ride like a board for surfing. through your enemies, big magical laser arms that send your enemies into oblivion, and more! Each new item can radically change your power and play style. Mix and match abilities to create your own set of moves!
Surely we couldn’t make a game about best friends going on a wild adventure to defeat the forces of evil without adding co-op, right? As long as you can fully play and enjoy Shoulders of Giants solo, we decided very early on to include various co-op modes in the game. One mode allows you to play with up to four players online. Personally, I think there’s nothing more fun than battling through levels, brawling over loot, and then getting together to take on huge bosses with some of your buddies!
There’s another co-op mode that we’re very proud of: in Best Friend Mode, you team up with a friend, each controlling a frog or a robot. This way you both share the controls of one playable character, which should make for an unbeatable co-op game and some pretty fun encounters. In our internal gaming tests, Best Friend Mode regularly makes us cry with laughter, but it’s also a true test of friendship in more difficult encounters.
This is from us for today! I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know our game coming to Xbox this fall. If you would like to receive more regular updates on how the Shoulders of Giants soon you can also follow us Twitter as well as tik tak.