At the PlayStation 5 not-E3 event, the next game from the developers of Octodad: Dadliest Catch was announced. If possible, it's somehow weirder than Octodad was. Bugnsax takes place on the isle of Bugsnax (actually Snaktooth Island) and you eat bugs ... that are snacks?
The trailer was definitely odd, and we don't quite know what sort of gameplay Bugsnax will have. But, there's an island filled with bugs that are in the shape of various foods, like strawberries, ice cream cones, hamburgers, and I'm sure a bunch of other stuff. Even weirder, parts of people's bodies turn into the snacks they ate for some reason? That's how you'll be able to customize the look of the various folks on the island.
Elizabert Megafig invites you to explore Snaktooth Island, which is the home of the half-bug half-snack creatures in the trailer. Once players arrive, Elizabert is nowhere to be found, her camp is destroyed, and all of her followers are strewn about the island. Obviously, it's up to you to find these followers and figure out Snaktooth Island's mystery.
Snaktooth Island features many different biomes and is home to 100 different Bugsnax that you'll be able to find, hunt, and capture. Whether that's stumbling upon them, trapping them, or using bait, you'll have a lot of tools to engage with them.
Bugsnax features over a dozen voice actors, including Max Mittleman from One Punch Man as Filbo Fiddlepie, Helen Sadler as Elizabert Megafig, and Tom Taylorson, the voice of Octodad, as the bug-food creatures, Snax.
At the end of the trailer, one of those bugsnax attacked the camera. So, there's something sinister happening on the island for sure. We'll have to wait until later this year until we know exactly what's going on though.
Bugsnax releases on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and the Epic Games Store this holiday.