Lighthearted fun

PlayStation 4 exclusive Basement Crawl may have missed its launch day release target by a couple of months, but the macabre Bomberman meets Twisted Metal multiplayer mash-up is poised to set fire to your next generation console this month in Europe. The Polish developer attached a 29th January deploy date to the title earlier today, adding that a North American window will be revealed imminently.

The dark digital download – which will set you back £7.99 – will boast both four-player local and eight-player online deathmatches, in which you must off a range of creepy characters using a variety of traps and explosives. “The game rewards skill and practice, which means a good player will never get cheated out of a win by someone who grinds with better gear,” explained company gaffer Piotr Babieno. “If you’re looking for a really fun, truly unique multiplayer game for your new system, this is it.”

A brand new gameplay trailer embedded below shows off some of the frenetic action that you can expect in the full release. We’re quite taken by the creepy art style, and we’re pleased to see that the studio has not decided to attach a premium to the next generation title like most other developers. Are you willing to give this a go, or are the creepy clowns putting you off? Turn that frown upside down in the comments section below.