Zeke Virant has announced his unusual action puzzler Soft Body will be coming to Playstation 4 and Vita later this year. Soft Body is a rather strange twin-stick game, a little reminiscent of Hohokum, where you take control of two gooey snakes and fill in the blank world while avoiding enemy fire. It will also feature not one, but two different single-player modes: Soft Mode and Hard Mode.
In Soft Mode, you take control of the Soft Body and the Ghost Body but are not always required to control them at the same time. By default, the Ghost Body is attached to the Soft Body and will follow it around — but separating the two bodies is simple. By pushing the right analogue stick from its centred resting position, the Ghost Body detaches from the Soft Body and becomes independent. If the right analogue-stick returns to its resting point for one second, the Ghost Body will automatically return to the Soft Body and reattach. That being said, Soft Mode is not “Easy,” but it’s certainly not as tough as Hard Mode.
With Hard Mode, I wanted to take full advantage of the game’s unique, brain-splitting mechanics. I wanted to make something that could push people to master the challenge of controlling two things at the same time — something stoically difficult, unforgiving, but fair and rewarding. Hard Mode gives you control of both bodies at the same time, all the time.
Soft Body is set to release on Playstation 4 and Vita this Fall and will also support Cross-Buy.