After years of development, Knights and Bikes finally has a release date.
Having been in development for over three years now, the Double Fine-published adventure game Knights and Bikes now finally has a release date.
Developer Foam Sword announced today that Knights and Bikes will at long last be launching later this month on August 27. Upon release, it’ll be landing on both PS4 and PC via Steam.
Knights and Bikes started out as a Kickstarter project back in 2016 from former devs at Media Molecule. It eventually picked up enough funding to ensure a PS4 version of the game would release. Soon after, Double Fine jumped aboard and became the game’s publisher.
If you’re unfamiliar with Knights and Bikes, here’s a brief description of the game:
Knights and Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It’s a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.
The two new friends, along with their pet-goose and the pickled-head of an undead knight, form the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, and are ready for anything this adventure throws at them. They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box.
Along the way they’ll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades, spurring them onwards down the island’s country lanes, windswept beaches, deep forests, modern attractions and ancient ruins.
Personally, I’m always down to try out anything that Double Fine hitches its wagon to and Knights and Bikes looks no different. The art style in the game is incredibly charming and it sounds like it’ll try to be telling a sweet story as well. Let’s just hope it’s just as fun to play as it is to look at.
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks as we may have some opinionated coverage of Knights and Bikes up on the site.