High on Life, an upcoming sci-fi shooter from Squanch Games – the studio fronted by Rick and Morty’s co-creator Justin Roiland, has been delayed. The title was scheduled for release in October 2022 for Xbox and PC consoles, but an announcement from the studio has confirmed that High on Life will be pushed back until December 13, 2022. In a statement from the team, they announced “good news and bad news. Feel free to choose the option you’d prefer to read first; we won’t meddle with your free will.”
“The good news: High on Life is still coming in 2022! Squanch Games is working hard toward developing the best gaming experience to hit your screens, and a little extra time to squash some bugs never hurts.”
By means of an apology, the studio posted a Youtube clip beneath the statement. Titled Dating Ad – High On Life, the 40-second animated clip presents two zany aliens – one of which is a “500 pound, diaper-wearing alien.”
delivering news (DON'T YELL AT ME!!!!) pic.twitter.com/sXUJDsAoX0
— High On Life (@highonlifegame) August 18, 2022
Fans are encouraged to help find the alien a wife. “Please. He won’t leave me alone.” the caption above the post reads. The clip speaks to the comic absurdity and sci-fi weirdness of Justin Roiland’s imagination – and the team behind High On Life.
“Fresh out of high school with no job and no ambition, you’ve really got nothing going for you until an alien cartel that wants to get high off humanity invades Earth. Now, you and a team of charismatic talking guns must answer the hero’s call and become the deadliest intergalactic bounty hunter the cosmos has ever seen.” a description for the game reads via Xbox.
Players will traverse the galaxy and fight “the nefarious Garmantuous and his gang of goons, collect loot, meet unique characters, and more, in the latest comedy adventure from Justin Roiland!”
In short, High On Life is a rescue mission, as players “join forces with a troop of mouthy guns to suit up as the galaxy’s most lethal bounty hunter.”