Tag: Astro Bot

  • Interview The Making of Astro Bot, the PS5's Next Great Exclusive

    Team Asobi's Nicolas Doucet on creating a modern mascot

    Nicolas Doucet and very tired but very happy Stephen Tailby. Team Asobi is a relatively small team among Sony's first-party ranks, and it's making a relatively small game. However, with Astro Bot, it looks like the studio is set to make not only its biggest game to date, but also possibly its...

  • News Astro Bot Has Over 150 PlayStation Character Cameos

    And the Bloodborne one isn't a hint

    The nods to classic PlayStation games and characters were already outstanding in Astro's Playroom — the packed-in PS5 game — but fully-fledged successor Astro Bot is taking everything to the next level. In an interview with Eurogamer, creative director Nicolas Doucet reveals that there are over 150...

  • News Astro Bot PS5 Will Get Free Post-Launch DLC

    More challenge levels to come

    PlayStation's undeniably likeable mascot, Astro Bot, will have around 80 levels across six worlds at launch to run through, but Team ASOBI says there's plenty more to come via future updates. Best of all, these DLC offerings will be added for free. IGN spoke to studio head Nicolas Doucet, who said plans are already in...

  • News PS5's Astro Bot Doesn't Support PSVR2 Because It Was Never Designed to Do So

    "The design philosophy is very, very different"

    While the general sentiment around Astro Bot, the upcoming PS5 platformer, is very positive, some of the character's more hardcore fans are a little disappointed to see a lack of PSVR2 support in his latest adventure. Indeed, the character got his start with Astro Bot Rescue Mission, a PSVR exclusive...

  • Preview Astro Bot on PS5 Could Be the Best 3D Platformer This Side of Nintendo

    Robot rock(s)

    As we grabbed an Astro blue mocktail and ventured down into Sony's basement dwelling at Summer Game Fest Play Days, Astro Bot came into view, and we immediately knew we were in for a good time. Team Asobi's cutesy robot hero is finally getting the full-length, full-fat platforming game he deserves, and even just the artwork adorning...

  • News Sony Trolls Bloodborne Stans with Astro Bot PS5 Pre-Order Bonus

    Hunt them down

    Update: Pre-orders are now open for Astro Bot on the PS Store and at retail, with the MSRP for the standard edition being £59.99/$59.99 and the Digital Deluxe Edition being £69.99/$69.99. This is cheaper than most tentpole PS5 exclusives. Original Article: Everyone knows that you don’t trifle with FromSoftware faithfuls on...

  • News There's a Damn Good Reason to Buy Astro Bot Physically on PS5

    Posterizer

    Like it or not, the industry is rapidly moving away from physical releases. That doesn’t mean Sony has put its Blu-ray manufacturing plants out to pasture, however, and it continues to release physical versions of all its first-party games. The upcoming platformer Astro Bot is no different, and there’ll actually be a good reason to...

  • News Astro Bot Is the 'Biggest' Game Team ASOBI Has Ever Made

    Players will have a "renewed experience" every 10 minutes

    Astro Bot Rescue Mission, the PSVR exclusive outing, was a full-length adventure – but the upcoming Astro Bot on PS5 will kick things up a notch. Speaking exclusively with Entertainment Weekly, studio head Nicolas Doucet revealed that his team wanted to make a “big game” – in fact,...

  • News Astro's Playroom Composer Kenny Young Returns for More Catchy Tunes in Astro Bot

    Earworms ahoy

    There are many things to love about Astro's Playroom, and one of them is its soundtrack. Composed and produced by Kenny Young, the PS5 title is filled with joyful electronic songs that stick in the mind long after you put the pad down. Good news, then — he's back for Astro Bot, the newly announced PS5 platformer. The composer has...

  • News Astro Bot Raises the Bar for Sony's PS Studios Intros on PS5

    Everyone's here

    The logo blast at the start of every game's boot phase has become so homogenous that you're generally better off just scrolling through Twitter for a few seconds before reaching the main menu. Sony tried to inject some personality into each of its first-party titles by personalising the PS Studios logo drop with the characters from...

  • News PS5 Platformer Astro Bot Will Have 80 Action-Packed Levels

    Across six unique galaxies

    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...

  • News Astro Bot Looks Absolutely Glorious, Lands on PS5 This September

    We're so happy

    Astro Bot is the name of the cutesy robot's big new game, and this time it's a full length excursion rather than just a tech demo. The trailer has put a smile on all our tired faces — it looks utterly delightful. Team Asobi's platformer will feature more than 80 levels across six galaxies, which you'll explore in order to find...

  • Rumour Full Astro Bot PS5 Game to Be Announced Very Soon

    More PlayStation Showcase evidence

    A full PS5 Astro Bot title will apparently be announced in the very near future. This is according to ultra-reliable leaker billbil-kun on Dealabs, who reports that that reveal is happening "within 15 days". When placed alongside all of the other rumours, this strongly suggests that a PlayStation Showcase — or at...

  • Rumour Astro Bot Will Return for Another PS5 Rescue Mission This Year

    Hope they don't bot-ch it

    Sony somehow managed to panic the entire PS5 fanbase this week, when it said it won’t release any entries in its “major existing franchises” this year. The wording was always imperative here, however: it appeared to be alluding to tentpole series like Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War, thus meaning it’ll rely on...

  • News Looks Like You Should Expect More Astro Bot on PS5

    The bots are back in town?

    It may not come as much of a shock, but it looks like PlayStation is plotting more Astro Bot. The eagle-eyed Gematsu spotted that Sony has submitted a bunch of trademarks for the character in Europe, suggesting something may be afoot. While there’s no specific evidence of a new game here, we wouldn’t bet against the...

  • News This Astro Bot Plush Toy Makes Him More Adorable Than Ever

    Available soon

    Fangamer is one of the main proprietors of cool video game merch, and it's done it again with its latest plush. Astro Bot, best known as the cutesy robot from Astro's Playroom, has been converted into an adorable (and officially licensed) soft toy, and we want one. Standing at 7.5 inches tall, Astro looks brilliant in plush form...

  • News Could Astro Bot Be An Early PS5 Star?

    Platfoming mascot planning PS5 comeback

    One of our first thoughts when the DualSense controller was revealed this week was Astro Bot. While the PlayStation 4 generation may have started with Knack as its mascot, Japan Studio’s cutesy VRobot has definitely oofted the shape-shifting brute aside. A real Game of the Year candidate like PlayStation...