Real-time Strategy Game Tooth and Tail Coming to PS4

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Real-time Strategy Game Tooth and Tail Coming to PS4

Tooth and Tail — the RTS designed for a controller — is coming to PS4!

Lead the animal revolution with an army of flamethrowing Boars, mustard gas-lobbing Skunks, and a fighting force of World War One-era beasts.

Hold on a sec… lemme introduce myself. I’m Andy Schatz, Creative Director at Pocketwatch Games. Our last release was a co-op heist game called Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine. Monaco was notable for its simple controls and chaotic heists.

Tooth and Tail approaches the RTS genre with a similar design vision: as the Flagbearer for your army of animals, you use a single button to rally your minions into battle. The game is incredibly easy to pick up and play, but is endlessly complex.

Having trouble picturing it? I’ll describe two scenarios for you.

The New Recruits

You like strategy games, but you don’t feel good enough to play them online. Your BFF has never played an RTS, but is totally willing to play split-screen games with you. You pick up Tooth and Tail, starting with the Story Mode.

Playing as the leader of the Longcoats, Arroyo Bellafide, you build a fortress of defensive emplacements and lead a squadron of drunken squirrels into battle.

Your bestie watches as you recruit Kasha the sniper Fox, and says, “Hey, this looks like fun! Is it easy to play?”

It sure is. Next thing you know, you are playing split-screen co-op late into the night.

The Grandmaster

You’re godlike at Starcraft and you’ve played 1,000 hours of Age of Empires. You are skeptical that a controller-RTS can have truly deep strategy.

You jump straight into the Arena, Tooth and Tail’s online competitive mode. Between the randomly generated maps and the customizable factions, you find that every match you play is entirely different.

In one match, you sneak-attack over a hill with a fleet of dog-fighting Falcons. In another, you build an explosive Toad army to go knock on their front door.

It isn’t long before you realize that this “distilled” RTS isn’t simple at all. It’s endless.

Tooth and Tail, PS4

We’ve been playing Tooth and Tail with a group of private alpha testers for three years now. Some of them were total noobs, others were hardcore gamers. The scenarios I described above have already happened.

I’m super hyped to bring the game to PS4 and I hope you’ll follow Tooth and Tail’s development on Twitter as we roll towards launch. See you on the battlefield!

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  • I loved Monaco. Will it come to PS4?

  • Really glad to see this coming to PS4! The music on this one is fantastic, a really good fit for a big screen TV and local split-screen multiplayer.

    • Music is by Austin Wintory, who also did the music for our last game Monaco. But of course he’s best known for composing the score for Journey!

  • Reminds me of the Redwall series of books. Definitely got my interest.

  • It looks very interesting, a video would be great and local multiplayer is always nice!

  • YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!! I am so excited I want to cry! Thank you!!!!! And you guys are “Pocket Watch Games”??? Pocket Watches are literally my favorite thing. This is incredible. So excited!

  • This sounds unique and full of charm. I can’t wait.

  • PSVR? I love Robot Rescue in PSVR, and an RTS in VR would be good, that said I love RTS surely I will be checking this out

  • Anticipated release date?

  • Great more Strategy RPG like games, no plans for PSVita?

  • This sounds good, as it reminds me of redwall and a board game called mice and mystics. love that there’s local play, not many game’s do that anymore. Only thing I have against it so far is its jagged pixel art graphics. Iv never been a fan of such game’s once we hit the 3d era.

  • Great PC game…can’t wait to play it on the PS4. Great news!!!

  • Cool! I’ve been sort of paying attention to this since back when it was “announced” as Armada and didn’t have the animals (or really, any visual style, actually). It always sounded great – I really miss RTS games, yet I don’t like playing them on PC :P I don’t know why some people will say, “You can’t even DO them” when several non-PC games have solved all the control problems in the past (EA’s Command & Conquer and Battle for Middle Earth titles, Microsoft’s Halo Wars, heck, BITS’ studio’s excellent Warlocked for the GAME BOY did it back in ’99 or something). I’m super thrilled to see this was designed to be speedy, to be played well with a controller, and is now coming to Playstation! I’m gonna try to get this DAY 1, whenever it launches (though I make no promises if it’s gonna drop in Jan-Feb. There is FAR too much coming out then) :)

  • Console RTS with split-screen co-op? Look forward to trying it out

  • This game looks like it might be fun, wonder when they gonna release it.

  • Will the split screen allow us to play vs another buddy on couch too? I know it has co-op but can we play against each other too in split screen mode?

    when can we expect his on PS4?

  • Haven’t played an RTS in forever and I was always a sp guy, just never played as an adult, this looks super cool tho, highly recommend watching some of the videos with commentary on the pocketwatch games’ site. Looks like a day one purchase for me.

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