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Rain World, the survival-platforming story of Slugcat, comes out this month

I'm not very good at platformers, but in spite of that I've been keeping a close eye on Rain World. I love the look of the lo-res post-apocalyptic setting, and Slugcat, the spear-wielding half-slug, half-cat creature who is "both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem," is utterly adorable. Earlier this year it was slated for release sometime in 2017, and today publisher Adult Swim Games nailed that down to the pleasantly-soon March 28. 

To mark the moment, Adult Swim also released a new trailer that ponders the fate of a Slugcat. "Prey? Predator? As the old world dies, a new ecosystem evolves," the narrator says. "In a land where even rain can kill, each creature struggles for its own survival. Each species has a place on the food chain, which it seeks to deny. And through this ruined landscape of strange monstrosities and ancient mysteries, Slugcat journeys. A search for shelter; a search for answers; a search for hope." 

Poetic, isn't it? It looks great, too, and it promises to be a pretty meaty experience: The Steam listing says it will have more than 1,600 rooms to explore, spread across 12 "diverse regions." Find out more at adultswim.com, and enjoy some animated GIFs showcasing some the bizarre beauty and danger of Rain World right here

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.