Release Date Announced for We Happy Few

June 11, 2018
Also on: PC, Xbox One

While at this year's E3 conference, Microsoft, with the developers Compulsion Games, announced that their survival adventure game We Happy Few will finally be getting its full release on August 10, 2018 and will be available on Xbox and PS4 consoles, as well as PC. It has taken a while to get it to this release date as the game has already been in Early Access since July 2016.

The premise for We Happy Few is an interesting one. It is set in a retro-futuristic 1960's England, on an island called Wellington Wells. The island has been through a lot since being cut off from mainland England since World War 2, but it is being rebuilt from the ground up... by delusionally happy people. The unusually happy faces and bright colours hide something a lot more sinister as the world is on the brink of collapse but something is making the residents beguilingly happy and you must find out what that is.

The game features 20+ hours of narrative-driven game play and players will play as three uniquely flawed characters coming to terms with their past and uncovering the secrets of Wellington Wells. They each have a unique story and personalities which makes them react in different ways to certain events that happen. Although the game has a very set storyline, the developers boast that no two playthroughs will ever be the same as the world is procedurally generated.

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We Happy Few will release on August 10th 2018 and will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC priced $59.99 USD / £49.99 GBP / €69.99 EUR.

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Emma Spalding

It all began with the Atari ST. Then the first home PC. And the rest is history. Although a platformer and RPG lass at heart, I'm willing to give anything a go, and if a game looks quirky then you've got my attention!