High on Life, the new first-person sci-fi game from the creators of Rick and Morty, has debuted on Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, with a hilarious world premiere trailer.
Developed by Squanch Games, who previously worked with the creators of Trover Saves the Universe, High on Life puts you in the shoes of a high school graduate. You become a badass bounty hunter intent on taking down the alien drug cartel (led by an alien named Garmantuous) that is selling humans like narcotics, with the help of a human bounty hunter.
“The alien invaders in High On Life are on a mission to take over Earth, but with a particularly sinister twist: Garmantuous and his cartel henchmen aim to enslave humanity and use them as a new drug,” reads the press release. “Defeating these powerful aliens will not be easy; Bounty hunters will work with (or against) NPCs, collect upgrades, and acquire an arsenal of talking weapons on their journey.”
The trailer showcases a vivid sci-fi world filled with strange creatures, including bear-like critters, insect-like aliens and disgusting creatures. But what we liked most about the trailer were the weapons, each of which are living beings and speak to you as you use them. For example, the knife is called a stab and it screams “stab, stab” when you stab people. Each weapon will apparently have its own personality, gameplay, and unique upgrades, so we can’t wait to see what your thoughts are on the story.
Check out the trailer for yourself, below:
High On Life also includes some familiar voices, with the protagonist voiced by Justin Roiland (aka Morty) and us. to swear we hear Jason Mantzoukas’ voice there too (although the latter has not been confirmed).
“I wanted to make games I wanted to play, and that was the spark that lit the fire at Squanch Games,” Justin Roiland said at the Xbox Bethesda Showcase aftershow. “Then we launched Trover, we launched Accounting+, and now we’re in this absolute dream game that we’ve been building for all this time.”
High On Life is an Xbox console exclusive and will be released for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC in October 2022. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.