Okay wow, the day has finally arrived: the Long Mover’s tail has been polished and waxed, the Giant Babirusa’s tusks sharpened, and the Popnuts buffed to a high gloss: it’s Hohokum laaaaaunch day! You can purchase today on PlayStation Store, and Hohokum supports cross buy for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.
It’s a curiously emotional feeling to finally be done. I know that a lot of you folks have been waiting for Hohokum for a while now, so I hope you agree that the wait was worth it. Possibly the best part about the public release for me is that I’ll now be able to talk about the whole game rather than just the parts that we’ve shown so far. I can’t wait to hear what people make of all those other places, and seeing all the experiences you share!
The last few weeks have seen people getting (rightly) excited by the amazing soundtrack: a collaboration with the independent record label Ghostly International. Working with Ghostly has been a delight. We never imagined Hohokum would sound like this when starting out! The full soundtrack will be released soon, but you can stream it here now for free, and pre-order the digital and vinyl releases here. The record features all of the original tracks written for the game on rainbow vinyl. Rainbow vinyl! Time to dust off your phonographs (or in my case, haul it up from the cellar).
Also today we have a new behind-the-scenes film to share on the Music of Hohokum, featuring Ghostly Artists Ben Benjamin and Michna, as well as composer Joel Corelitz and the folks at Santa Monica studio who helped pull it all together.
That’s almost everything, but there’s just one last thing: The Hohokum Almanac. What’s that, you ask? Well… it’s a kind of travelogue or field guide to the world of Hohokum: containing details on its inhabitants, culture, flora and fauna… plus cutaways, gossip, shopping tips, myths and legends and – of course – cocktail recipes. We made it in collaboration with the fine folk over at iam8bit. Filmed in glorious hardcover, with 80 full-color pages, it will be available digitally, as well as at select retailers from August 12th. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about the Almanac in the weeks to come – stay tuned.
Okay, that’s it from me. Enjoy Hohokum, everyone! Hope you have as much fun playing it as much as we did making it.