Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland is back with a new game, announcing Trover Saves the Universe as part of PlayStation's E3 2018 press conference. Roiland is best known for his Adult Swim animated show, which has gained a huge amount of fans for its offbeat humor and wildly imaginative settings.
With Rick & Morty now renewed for an incredible 70 further episodes, some may suspect that Roiland is going to be rather busy working on the show. However, apparently the creator has been able to take the time to work on a video game as well, as he was very much responsible for the game's story and the voice acting.
The Squanch Games-developed title received an inaugural trailer alongside its announcement, with Roiland voicing the reveal via a character called Bathtub Guy in a method reminiscent of the Interdimensional Cable episodes of Rick & Morty. Alongside the announcement, a brief glimpse at the game in action was given, and the title looks set to be a 3D action platformer with plenty of vibrant locales to visit.
At the moment, not much is known about the game, but its official description suggests that "your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the Universe." That sounds like a feasible plot for a game from a Rick & Morty co-creator, and it will certainly be interesting to find out more. For now, though, fans at least know that the game will release for PS4 and PSVR, and is set to arrive early 2019.
Alongside the reveal trailer and announcement of the project, Roiland also put together a comic to discuss the game further. It might not give much more information away, but for those who enjoy the humor of Rick & Morty it's yet another fine example of Roiland's comedy in action. It also points would-be players towards the game's website for a mailing list sign-up to access additional content.
Squanch Games is looking to follow up on previous release Accounting + with a big success, and if Trover Saves the Universe captures that same comedic essence then it may well find its fair share of fans. For now, though, gamers are left awaiting a few more details about how the project is shaping up, and whether the title will be something worth playing.