Being developed by Benjamin Rivers Inc., the creator of indie horror hit Home, Alone With You is described as a “sci-fi game for people who love adventure.” Putting players in the shoes of the remaining member of a “doomed” colony, the goal here is to make it off of the planet before it completely falls apart.
In addition to some slick sci-fi adventuring, players can also expect a bit of romance when Alone With You launches as a PlayStation exclusive later this year. Learn more about the game and find out the Alone With You PS4 and PS Vita release date after the break.
Alone With You Gameplay Trailer via PlayStation EU
Alone With You PS4 and PS Vita Release Date
Alone With You arrives on PS4 and PS Vita on August 23 and it’s also a Cross-Buy title meaning that buying it on one platform makes it free on the other. Here’s how Benjamin Rivers Inc. describes the game’s plot:
“You play the sole remaining member of a doomed terraforming colony. Your planet will crumble and implode in less than a month, and you must use your remaining time to try to escape. The catch? There is only one escape pod left, and it isn’t functioning. Even worse, the only people who specialized in its systems are all dead from the colony’s mysterious failure. But the colony’s AI is still with you, and together you plan to get yourselves off the planet—by recreating those key colony members and learning how to fix the ship, so you can both flee to safety.”
This eerie, catastrophic adventure is spread over 12 missions as you “explore, use your scanner, engage in conversation, dig up old artifacts, ride rickety elevators, figure out pass codes, fix drones, and piece together dozens of intertwining narratives, among many other things,” details Benjamin Rivers on the PlayStation Blog.
Alone With You’s playtime is just several hours but “some players will want to play multiple times to experience everything Alone With You has to offer.” A platinum trophy is also up for grabs.
Moreover, you can romance four different colonists (who are holograms, as they’re dead). Love interests Winnie, Jean, Leslie and Pierre “have their own histories, hang-ups and perspectives on what went wrong at the colony while they were alive” and players can learn more to give the characters “closure.”
It’s also worth noting that in order to keep romance inclusive for people of all genders and sexualities, Alone With You has a gender neutral protagonist, making them one of few gender neutral or non-binary characters in video games.