The wacky yet challenging co-op obstacle course builder/platformer is coming to the PlayStation 4. Developer Clever Endeavour have announced that the PS4 version will be launching on December 12th, with the Xbox One and Switch versions arriving shortly thereafter. They made this announcement, as well as some new content announcements, on their blog.
In addition to launching on PS4, they’re also updating the game with a new “Challenge Mode.” The Challenge Mode is a variation on the Free Play Mode that allows players to share their levels and keep track of who has the best times. The leader boards will be cross-platform, so there will be plenty of hair pulling to go around.
Other significant announcements included the addition of a new character, an elephant. As well as a variety of new block types like a wrecking ball, spikes triggered by pressure, and a machine that throws paper airplanes you can ride on. The biggest addition, however, is probably the inclusion of two new levels. The Jungle Temple level features deadly spikes and a mysterious sun token. The other level takes place in a volcano and, you guessed it, features hot lava.
The final bit of information was in regards to cross-play. Ultimate Chicken Horse will feature cross-play between PS4 and PC. Unfortunately, this cross-play won’t be featured on the Xbox One and is unconfirmed for the Switch at this time. Clever Endeavour have cited “security concerns and policy guidelines on the part of the platform holders,” as the reason.
Ultimate Chicken Horse first launched on PC on March 4th, 2016 after a successful Kickstarter. Throughout development, the silly, but challenging nature of the game has not changed. It’s a fun game to play with friends and see who is the most sadistic, and best at platforming. The inclusion of a proper Challenge Mode adds a considerable amount of single-player content as well. Much like Super Mario Maker on the Wii U, Ultimate Chicken Horse could become an avenue for creative folks to show their wares. It’s a shame that they could not include cross-play between all the consoles, but perhaps that will be worked out in time.
Take look at the console launch announcement trailer below and let us know if you’ll be picking up Ultimate Chicken Horse on the PlayStation 4.