First announced during a PlayStation Showcase back in May, Foamstars is a legally distinct Splatoon bright and bubbly 4v4 “party shooter” coming from Square Enix and Toylogic (the folks behind Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… and partially responsible for the 3DS version of Dragon Quest IX), and now we finally have a release date as well as an extra bit of exciting news.
Set to launch for PS5 and PS4 on February 6th, 2024, Foamstars is also going to be included in February’s line-up of monthly games for PlayStation Plus Essential from day one. That means those on any tier of PlayStation Plus will have until March 5th to claim and add the game to their library, after which point it’ll revert to its standard price point of $29.99 USD (around $45 AUD).
Given how crucial it is for the game to build a strong online player base, and its PlayStation exclusivity, launching as part of PlayStation Plus’ monthly offering reads as a great idea.
For those who’ve missed it before now, Foamstars pits teams of players against each other in a variety of modes with traditional shooting replacing by (you guessed it) foam. It’s all about using foam not just to overpower and kill Chill your enemies but also as a means of traversal and strategy. Players will be able to use foam to create terrain as cover or to gain high ground, or even to surf across at high speeds using their Slideboard.
Set in “Bath Vegas,” the game certainly has an infectious, party vibe going for it that very well could land with players. The studio has pledged to support it for at least a year with free content updates as well, promising that all players will have access to any new characters, modes or maps and that while a “battle pass” will be offered it’ll be purely for things like cosmetics or faster unlocks.