Thanks to the hard work of BlitWorks and Sony, Spelunky is coming to PS4 on October 7th! I’ve updated most of the textures so that the game looks nice and crisp in 1080p, and you can now upload replays of your high scores to the leaderboards.
Also, there’s a new feature for the Daily Challenge: friend ghosts! Wanna know how your friends perished in the Daily? Their ghosts will appear where they died, offering some creepy clues about what dangers are lurking about. Hopefully this will be a fun way to increase the cooperative/competitive nature of the Daily Challenge. Blit also added a number of smaller features that take advantage of the PS4’s unique controller, like making the light bar color represent your player, and allowing players to use the touch pad to flip pages in the journal.
Finally, Spelunky composer Eirik Suhrke is also working on a free EP of remixed music from Spelunky that will include new songs from Eirik as well as distinguished friends like Manami Matsumae (of Mega Man/Capcom fame!). This EP will be released on Eirik’s Bandcamp alongside the debut of the game on PS4, and is, in his words, “a celebration and commemoration of Spelunky and its fans”.
I never thought my “little” game would come this far. It’s been a real privilege to share the experience with all the amazing people that have made it possible. A reminder that if you buy the game on PS4, you’ll also get it on PS3 and PS Vita through Cross-Buy, and if you already own the game on PS3 and PS Vita, then you already own it on PS4! And PS+ users will have an opportunity to get the game for free soon after the release (on October 7th!). Go Spelunky! Go Spelunky fans! We hope you have fun playing and streaming on PS4!