DANGEN Entertainment has announced the release date of OneShot: World Machine Edition on consoles. The game will be available for purchase on digital stores for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 22nd, 2022. Pre-orders will be available for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One store pages starting on August 18th, 2022.
OneShot: World Machine Edition is a puzzle adventure game with metafictional elements where the player guides a child named Niko on a quest to revive the long-dead sun in a desolate world. Niko is aware that the player exists. Over the course of the game, Niko will develop a bond with the player as they cross the barren land together in an attempt to restore the sun to the world.
The player and Niko must explore different areas of a post-apocalyptic world, talk to NPCs, find items and solve puzzles. The game is played in a top-down 2D perspective and items can be used to interact with a specific location, or be combined to form a new item.
Many puzzles in OneShot involve the player interacting with an operating system outside of the game window. In the PC version of the OneShot, the player had to locate certain files and information on their hard drive in order to get answers, solve puzzles and progress through the game.
In the console version of OneShot, players will operate the game via “The World Machine,” a built-in operating system that allows the player to run OneShot on their video game console. The top-down gameplay window can be minimized anytime and the player can access files within the OS like a computer.
The World Machine supports actions such as dragging and dropping file icons, moving application windows around on the screen, and basic file management. It also has options for color theme customization, customizable desktop wallpapers, as well as other collectibles and features.
By combining metafictional narrative aspects and out-of-the-window gameplay with an immersive story and puzzle solving, OneShot: World Machine Edition offers players a truly unique experience.