Bluey: The Videogame announced for Switch
Outright Games today announced Bluey: The Videogame, which is based on the TV show that follows the Blue Heeler dog. Switch will be getting it on November 17, 2023.
Bluey: The Videogame is a sandbox adventure title with “story-driven episodic gameplay with activities inspired by fan favorite moments from the show as well as a brand-new four-part storyline”. It’ll include support for up to four players, difficulty features, and more.
We have more information in the following overview:
Bluey: The Videogame is based on the Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning global TV show that follows Bluey, a loveable, inexhaustible, Blue Heeler dog, who lives with her Mum, Dad, and her little sister, Bingo. Like every kid her age, the thing Bluey likes to do best is play games. Bluey uses her limitless energy to play games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways bringing her family and the whole neighborhood into her world of fun. Bluey showcases the joyful simplicity that can be found in families, by turning everyday moments into adventures.
Become immersed in the world of Bluey in this interactive sandbox adventure as players navigate faithfully recreated and iconic locations including Bluey’s home – fully explorable for the first time. Engage in story-driven episodic gameplay with activities inspired by fan favorite moments from the show as well as a brand-new four-part storyline created in partnership with Artax Games, BBC Studios and the show’s producers at Ludo Studio.
Up to four players can play as Bluey, her sister Bingo, Mum, and Dad. Embrace your inner Bluey with minigames seen in the show such as ‘Keepy Uppy’ and ‘Magic Xylophone’ and complete activities to earn in-game rewards including new costumes, stickers, playable episodes, and locations.
The game features voices from the English speaking cast of the show, including Dad, Bandit (David McCormack) and Mum, Chilli (Melanie Zanetti). Several of the iconic, chart-topping Bluey music tracks from composer Joff Bush will be featured on the game’s soundtrack alongside all new music created by the development team.
Bluey: The Videogame has been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing fans to engage with the game and explore it at their own pace with the ability to jump between story quests, activities, and exploration at any time. Variable difficulty features have been included that allow the game to be accessible and fun for both preschool and older fans including UI on/off toggle, simple written on-screen instructions and full voice-over. Players will be able to utilize physics-based mechanics to manipulate objects, interact with the world around them, add additional challenges to mini-games, and support free-play in the sandbox.
Outright Games CEO Stephanie Malham said of the announcement: “We’re incredibly excited to be working with BBC Studios as a brand-new licensing partner for Outright Games and to help expand the phenomenal world of Bluey into video games. It is always our goal to create games that can act as an entry point to the world of video games and to some of the most important entertainment franchises on the planet like Bluey. It’s a thrill for us to bring Bluey’s world to life with a level of interactivity that has never been seen before and by ensuring that the game is accessible and enjoyable for all ages we know fans across the globe will be delighted.”
Kevin Jorge, head of games at BBC Studios, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Outright Games on Bluey’s first video game. It’s very important for us to capture the essence of fun and games that is central to the series. We know fans will be excited to explore Bluey’s world and join in with the Heeler family’s antics.”
View the first trailer below.