Good Mood Creators today revealed that Mekazoo, the neon-infused, free-flowing co-op platformer, will be launching on November 15, 2016, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in global markets, with the exception of PlayStation 4 in Europe coming soon. A brand new co-op trailer also accompanies the launch date announcement, showing off a glimpse of its “hive mind” multiplayer mode where two players must work together by strategically switching control between Mekanimals in order to advance through the game. Mekazoo will be available for download for $19.99.
Taking inspiration from nostalgic platformers, Mekazoo gives players five unique Mekanimals to control, juggling the strengths and weaknesses of a mechanized Frog, Armadillo, Wallaby, Panda and Pelican to swing, boost, bounce, climb and fly. By swapping between each Mekanimal, players will face off against an insectoid army and environmental hazards attempting to restrict their progress through the land of Mekazoo.
“Mekazoo has been a dream project for Good Mood Creators as we’ve been developing the game since 2012 shortly after graduation, ” said studio co-founder Jarrett Slavin. “We’re honored to announce the final launch date of Mekazoo and are confident that gamers will love this free-flowing, momentum-friendly co-op game paying homage to classic 90’s platformers.”
The unique co-op multiplayer requires dynamic control changes between two players; meaning only one Mekanimal is on-screen at a time. Using this dynamic gameplay element, Mekazoo pushes players to collaborate as a “hive-mind” through precisely-timed character switches to navigate past platforming obstacles and defeat enemies.
With an estimated 10-15 hours to complete the main quest and special unlockable challenges available, Mekazoo delivers a highly replayable and ever-changing experience. Each world is populated with lush environments which utilize a vibrant, neon-infused color scheme. Adding to the visual art of each level is a bumping, jazzy original soundtrack to electrify gameplay which introduces a unique auditory experience to every world.