I love kitty cats, so this game has my attention. Announced this week, Copycat is the story of a kitty who is doing great until it gets out of the house. When it comes back, it’s been replaced. I worry all the time about my cat getting out, so this side of the story sounds very intriguing. Check out the reveal trailer above, and the details below!
Copycat is a wholesome, narrative-driven game about rejection, belonging and the true meaning of home. It is an intimate story that cherishes the human-pet bond in all its forms. The game’s colourful visuals delight the senses while exploring dark emotional depths of the human condition. Copycat is a game at the alchemy of ethics, aesthetics and wonder.
We follow the tale of Dawn, a sceptical shelter cat who would much rather be in the wild than be readopted again. Dawn actually believes she is a wild cat and plans on escaping as soon as she gets the chance.
But Dawn has second thoughts when she meets new owner Olive, a lonely older woman mourning the disappearance of her beloved furry companion. Together Dawn and Olive develop an intimate friendship, as two broken hearts mend one another and learn to beat as one.
Then, everything changes when Olive falls ill, and a stray copycat takes the opportunity to steal Dawn’s place in the home—forcing Dawn onto the streets. Wander alleyways, fences and rooftops as Dawn tries to make her way back home and be reunited with Olive. But when she arrives, will Olive recognise her? How will Olive make the choice between cats? Or was Dawn the copycat all along?
• Be guided by your moral compass. Reflect on themes of home, loneliness and belonging through a complex, three-act story told effortlessly through three hours of video game narrative.
• See the world through cat eyes. Climb trees, fight dogs, walk rooftops and explore the neighbourhood with intuitive, smooth cat-like controls. Make mischief, meow at everything that moves, drop things on the ground, hide in boxes and steal food from your human.
• Music to your ears. Fully voice-acted game, featuring a heartwarming original soundtrack by Daniel Bunting, and hours of dialogue with a talented voice cast.
• In a beautiful package. Expertly designed graphics by award-winning art director, Kostia Liakhov. Enjoy atmospheric locations, dramatic scenes and beautiful effects, optimised for best performance.
Copycat is coming soon for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox X/S & Nintendo Switch.
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David Burdette is a gamer/writer/content creator from TN and Lead Editor for Gaming Trend. He loves Playstation, Star Wars, Marvel, and many other fandoms. He also plays way too much Call Of Duty. You can chat with him on Twitter @SplitEnd89.