In possibly the scariest news story you'll read today, the infamous platformer mascot Bubsy is making a swift return to PS4. After last year's frankly rubbish resurgence, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, it's a surprise to see the character make yet another comeback, but here we are. Bubsy: Paws on Fire hits PS4 in 2019.

Interestingly, this game has some decent talent behind it. The new title is being developed by Choice Provisions, the studio responsible for the BIT.TRIP series and most recently Runner3, a well received rhythmic platformer. Assuming the team follows a similar design, Paws on Fire will be a sort of on-rails affair, with you switching paths and jumping over obstacles as Bubsy scampers forward. There are four playable characters with unique play styles, customisable outfits, and lots of levels to conquer.

We suppose it can't be much worse than the last entry in the series, and with an experienced team behind it, who knows? It could be good -- we'll see next year, anyway. Are you excited for Bubsy: Paws on Fire, or has the bobcat used up his nine lives? Chase a ball of yarn in the comments below.

[via twitter.com]