Cute-as-heck Platformer A Hat in Time Comes to PS4 This Fall

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Cute-as-heck Platformer A Hat in Time Comes to PS4 This Fall

Stitch together new hats to wield incredible powers... and look real stylish in the process.

Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, and Ape Escape are some of my fondest PlayStation memories. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that our cute-as-heck 3D platformer A Hat in Time is the first of many games coming to PS4 through our new publishing initiative “Presented by Humble Bundle.” We’re working with Denmark studio Gears for Breakfast to bring Hat Kid and all her adorably stitched hats to you this fall for $29.99.

It’s amazing to see how much time and effort goes into making such a huge platformer with tight mechanics, gorgeously visuals and music, and a wacky story. Years ago, Gears for Breakfast threw its hat into the development ring, helping create a resurgence of 3D platformers. Since then, the Gears team surprised itself with just how big an adventure it could make.

In A Hat in Time, you play as a tiny space-travelling girl with a big top hat. Her adventure is halted when all her fuel (Time Pieces) is lost and scattered across a nearby planet. Hat Kid must now jump, fight, and talk her way into every nook and cranny of this new world to restore her fuel and resume her journey.

Throughout her adventure you can expect more than 35 acts, including an island full of mobsters and food, a murder mystery to investigate and platform while riding a high-speed locomotive, and some that only the most dedicated collectors will reach.

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Hat Kid is agile despite her young age. She can double jump and climb up walls, as well as propel through the air using her speedrunner-appropriate dive. Hat Kid gains even more mobility and abilities with her heaps of adorably adorned hats, provided she finds enough yarn hidden throughout the world for her to stitch.

For example, her witch hat allows her to brew potions that harm enemies and break through environments. Her fox mask allows her to peek into the dweller dimension, and her snow hat lets her turn to ice and crush her enemies. Hats can become even more powerful by attaching badges that are found, sold, and traded by the locals, too. Hope you like a little metroidvania in a 3D platformer, as these new abilities will let you explore and conquer new places and puzzles you could not previously.

With such a grand scope, Gears for Breakfast is rightfully working hard to push A Hat in Time across the finish line. As this is Humble’s first published title on PS4, we’re working with the top-notch magicians at Hardsuit Labs to make this an ideal console experience for you.

While there’s so much more to say about A Hat in Time, including details on Mustache Girl and her sublime British accent, I don’t want to spoil it. Fortunately, it’s only a matter of time until we explore more of this ultra witty and cute adventure together.

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  • Your fondest Playstation memories are my favorite games as well. I’m sure this game will be one of my faves as well!

  • Interesting will look into this.

  • Hey everyone! Hoping the trailer will be added soon to the blog post, but here’s the link to it uploaded on PlayStation’s channel:

    Love to hear what you think!

  • Omg is this real?? We are really getting this game?? =D

  • Wow! I’ve been following this game for years, nice to see an announcement for PS4!

  • This looks really cute and fun! Even better, check out the link posted in the description to see even more cute images. The game environments look pretty varied and equally entertaining. Looking forward to it. And for $30! Sweeto Mygeeto!

  • You have my attention, im very curious about this game as it looks fun and cute. its hard to find games that arnt all rated M anymore it seems.

  • A Hat in Time is basically Yooka-Laylee but this one is actually good. If you liked Banjo and were disappointed by Y-L, you owe it to yourself to check this out.

  • Didn’t expect this to come to consoles so soon! Definitely going to purchase!

  • Yessssssssssssssssssssss!

  • Wow. I did not expect that to be on the PS4. Well, this was inevitable, ’cause, I guessed that GFB did consider doing that to Wii U, but that console failed(obviously), so, plans on it were scrapped, as with most that had plans to bring games to that said console.

    Nevertheless, A Hat in Time is sure to be among the fine indie hits yet. GFB used Unreal 3, so, one day, they should go to Unreal 4 to make their later games, & the sequel that has Hat Kid being a bit more vocal.

  • There are not many whimsical 3D platformers on PlayStation anymore so this seems like a perfect “time” for a new one! :-)

    • Oh also, does the game still allow for both local split-screen and online co-op?

    • Yes, but…

      The only reason why A Hat in Time is coming to consoles is because Humble Bundle and Hardsuit Labs are working together to bring the game to XBOX and PS4.

      The problem then becomes that the multiplayer aspect needs console certification, which can take a while.

      With this sudden news, and in order to reach their Fall 2017 release, co-op will be held back, but will arrive at a later time.

      “Co-op will arrive alongside our first FREE stretch-goal update, which will also introduce the first bonus chapter!”

      A bit of a setback, but when the update arrives with a free new chapter and co-op available for the whole game, it’s easy to forgive.

      Their Kickstarter page has a bit more information about this and a ton more including sneak peaks and developer thoughts:

  • This game looks promising. I just feel that the character designs are kind of unimaginative. I mean there’s just something about the designs of characters from Mario, Sonic, Crash, Ratchet, and even Yooka-Laylee that make them very appealing. I just don’t get that same feeling from seeing these characters. It can’t just be me, can it? There’s a reason why the best character artists work at studios like Insomniac and Pixar. It’s not just an art, it’s a science as far as I understand.

    Anyway, the gameplay still looks fun, which is what’s most important. However, I do believe that no matter how good the game ends up being, the character designs may hold it back from gaining mass appeal. Hope I’m wrong though :)

  • Day one purchase for me looks amazing !

  • Looks awesome! Can’t wait to check it out with my kids

  • It’s so great to see platformers coming back! Definitely going to have to pick this one up!

  • Will there be a physical version?

  • Humble Bundle posting on PS Blog….I mean never.


    Is there going to be an emphasis on collectibles like other 3D platformers? Does it come with a Platinum trophy?

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