Yesterday, developer Pocketpair launched a trailer for its upcoming recreation Palworld, which describes itself as a “multiplayer, open-world survival crafting recreation” with some Pokemon-looking companions. Issues appear to begin off tremendous, earlier than the trailer takes a darkish flip.
I don’t wish to destroy the delight of you experiencing this all for your self, so it’s best to actually simply watch the trailer earlier than you retain studying.
At first, all the pieces appears fairly regular! You’ve some brightly-colored animal buddies you may journey round on, and who might help you construct a home, harvest crops, and energy devices. They’ll battle by your aspect, which is a bit more grim than the sport seems at first blush, however OK. However hey, look—you may pet the canine! All good right here!
However round 50 seconds into the minute-and-a-half trailer, the chilliness music will get extra intense. We see a participant utilizing a sheep as a defend in a firefight. The sheep, as you may anticipate, could be very sad.
We then see extra of the sport’s animals in fight, with the participant hurling a chicken at human enemies. Then we see a chicken seeming to have captured some cute little buddies, after which the kicker—a row of unhappy dragon-looking guys engaged on an meeting line, dejectedly placing collectively some very sensible weapons. Then we get these depressed monkeys turning a wench within the desert. It’s intense.
In line with Palworld’s Steam description, that is a part of the sport’s “Manufacturing unit and Automation” gameplay, with the builders explaining that “it is crucial for automation to let Friends do the handbook work. Construct a manufacturing facility and place Friends in it. They are going to work without end so long as they’re fed till the tip of their lifetime.” Emphasis mine, as a result of what the fuck.
On Twitter, gamers are having a subject day with how unexpectedly bonkers this trailer is. A number of individuals have identified that Palworld appears to be precisely the dystopic animal cruelty simulator PETA claims Pokemon is. Others are making some excellent memes. Cognitive dissonance is just about par for the course in video video games, and lord is aware of Pokemon is fairly darkish if you concentrate on it too arduous, however Palworld’s trailer is on one other stage.
Palworld at the moment plans to launch in 2022.