PS5 Platformer Astro Bot Will Have 80 Action-Packed Levels 1

Ever since the original tech demo in The Playroom VR, fans have been waiting for a full-blown Astro Bot adventure. Astro Bot Rescue Mission, the outstanding PSVR outing, checked the box – but due to its virtual reality requirements, many missed out on the excellent Team ASOBI outing. Now, after the tantalising Astro’s Playroom mini-campaign, a full-length adventure awaits.

And what an adventure the Japanese developer has in store: the PS Blog points out that there’ll be an absolutely astonishing 80 levels to explore, spread across six unique galaxies. Judging by the trailer, we’ll once again be meeting all kinds of PlayStation protagonists, including Nathan Drake from Uncharted and Kratos from God of War.

Mechanically, it looks like there’ll be tons to experiment with in this title, too. Nicolas Doucet, the French former Eye Pet creator and current Team ASOBI director, noted: “Astro can use over 15 new abilities offering unique play styles. Among the many new powers, you will find Barkster, the Bulldog Booster that lets you air-dash and smash through enemies, metal, and glass, the Twin-Frog Gloves that offer long-range punching and the ability to swing, and the Giant Sponge that lets you suck up water from the environment to grow huge and cause massive (and slightly moist) destruction.”

Frankly, it all sounds delightful. Make no mistake, with the developer’s platforming pedigree, this is going to be a strong contender for Game of the Year.