There’s a brand new, and really shocking, Lemmings recreation that is accessible beginning as we speak.
The sudden reveal of this new recreation got here by way of the Sony weblog which is historically used to disclose PlayStation video games and different PlayStation information. However, this new Lemmings recreation is not a PlayStation recreation. It’s a free-to-play cellular title accessible by way of the App Store and Google Play beginning as we speak. Sony does not sometimes publish such high-profile cellular video games – a lot much less discuss them on the PlayStation weblog – however this recreation is somewhat totally different.
Why? Well, Sony has really owned the rights to the Lemmings sequence for fairly a while. That’s as a result of they as soon as acquired authentic Lemmings writer Psygnosis who grew to become Sony Liverpool shortly earlier than closing for good. As such, Sony has been sitting on the rights to the Lemmings franchise for some time and have simply by no means actually executed something with it till now.
This new Lemmings recreation, merely titled Lemmings, is definitely pretty just like the unique video games within the franchise. It requires you to information a gaggle of Lemmings by means of varied risks unfold throughout a sequence of more and more difficult ranges. It’s just about precisely what you’d count on from this sequence besides that it is unusually caught in portrait (vertical) mode and there are microtransactions that appear to be largely inconsequential. There’s additionally a bizarre house theme happening that appears to have been applied as a result of somebody on the workforce thought it was cool.
Oh, and this Lemmings recreation is not being made by it is authentic builders, DMA Design. Of course, that is not likely that shocking when you think about that DMA Design is now often called Rockstar North; the builders of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2. We guess they’d extra essential issues to do.
In any case, we’re thrilled to see somebody revisit the Leemings franchise contemplating that the sequence’ basic gameplay hasn’t actually aged that a lot over time. Maybe this is not your favourite format for a brand new recreation, nevertheless it needs to be a pleasant cellular distraction.
Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.