Bug-eating adventure Bugsnax will be out November 12

It was tough to know what to make of Bugsnax when Young Horses, the developer previously responsible for Octodad: Dadliest Catch, announced their new game. Sure, the trailer had a catchy tune courtesy of Kero Kero Bonito, but what was Bugsnax about? It's set on an island where strange, delicious creatures mutate whoever eats them, but what would players actually do?

The follow-up gameplay trailer suggested we should expect a collect-em-up with traps and lures combined with a photo safari (a first-person snapper, if you will). But also a mystery adventure, which will involve figuring out what happened on Snaktooth Island before our arrival and how these strange bugsnax came to be. We'll find out more when it releases on November 12 on the Epic Games Store.

A new trailer highlights the voice actors of Bugsnax, a cast that includes Debra Wilson (who voiced Cere Junda in Jedi: Fallen Order), Sam Riegel (from Critical Role), and Yuri Lowenthal (who most famously voiced Matt Miller in the Saints Row series—wait, I'm getting a note, apparently he was something called a "Spider-Man" in a PlayStation game as well).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.