Black Bird and Moon arrive on PlayStation platforms on December 16 – Destructoid


Great Onion Games with Sony

Wonderfully talented developer / publisher Onion Games has offered a release date for PlayStation ports of two of its best versions, Black bird and Moon. Both titles, invariably available on PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, will be available for purchase on the PS4 and PS5 platforms from December 16, in long-overdue ports.

Idiosyncratic adventure Moon was originally released on PS1 in Japan – in 1997 – before making a big comeback on Switch in 2019. The “Anti-RPG” features players as a pretty nondescript RPG NPC tasked with picking up and restoring the world to the world. wake of destruction caused by the game’s “hero”. Essentially, a parody on the tropes of the RPG genre itself, Moon receives applause even today for his subversive ideas and his dry and sighing comedy. Developer Toby Fox cites the title as one of the main inspirations for their own upside down fantasy adventure, Subtitle.

Released on PC and Switch in 2018, Black bird is a dark but alluring shmup set in a spooky Victorian world. The story concerns a lonely young girl who dies a calm and harmless death, only to be reborn as a bearer of chaos: the black bird. While the side-scrolling shmup features typical mechanics and tropes of the genre, its unique, almost steampunk style, dark hues and tones, and melancholy but healthy narrative have won over an army of fans outside of the typical shmup community. You can check out CJ Andriessen’s review of the Switch edition here.

Black Bird and Moon will arrive on PlayStation Store on December 16. Moon will also be released on PC in the future.

Chris Moyse

Editor-in-Chief – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.


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