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We Happy Few has a brand new trailer out

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We Happy Few, the action adventure from Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing looks rather promising in the brand new trailer.

As a reminder, the developer confirmed to us directly that it is still confirmed to be coming to Linux. So there's nothing to worry about there—hopefully.

About the game:

We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

Anyway, here's the new trailer posted today:

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They also revealed the actors, with Alex Wyndham as Arthur Hastings, Charlotte Hope as Sally Boyle, Allan James Cooke as Ollie Starkey, Katherine Kingsley as Victoria Byng and also Julian Casey is Jack Worthing.

The Windows version releases August 10th, no actual date for the Linux version yet.

Now I'm even more excited about this one, easily one of the games I am most looking forward to on Linux this year, how about you? Getting a good bit of a BioShock vibe coming off it! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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chui2ch 13 July 2018 at 8:35 pm UTC
This will be a (day one on Linux) buy for me.
Shmerl 13 July 2018 at 8:59 pm UTC
It took them quite a while, good to see that the game is approaching release. I'm more worried about their future games, since MS bought the studio recently. I asked them about their future plans for Linux and DRM-free releases, and they said:

QuoteWe do not know yet. That's a question for Microsoft.


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rkfg 13 July 2018 at 10:22 pm UTC
It certainly looks interesting (and weird). Kinda Bioshock × Postal mashup with eerie background. Looks like it has a story but at the same time it has crafting, unlocks and probably some grind? Hard to tell. But hey, Gearbox is the publisher so no wonder it might have a Borderlands feel as well (a game that I adore a lot, too).
Shmerl 13 July 2018 at 10:24 pm UTC
Gearbox weren't involved in the original development really.
RTheren 13 July 2018 at 10:24 pm UTC
Arthur Hastings? I had no idea Poirot's friend will be in this game
rkfg 13 July 2018 at 10:27 pm UTC
Yeah, but like I said they're publishing the game. Usually the publisher has some preference or style for the games they release so some key elements are expected. Except the bigger names like Microsoft that released too many different games already.
Shmerl 13 July 2018 at 10:30 pm UTC
rkfgYeah, but like I said they're publishing the game. Usually the publisher has some preference or style for the games they release so some key elements are expected. Except the bigger names like Microsoft that released too many different games already.

They became a publisher only late in the development, so many ideas predate them.
rkfg 13 July 2018 at 10:36 pm UTC
Well, whatever. I can still hope that they chose to publish this game because it was close to their own genre preference. Personally, I'm more interested in the story mode (and not sandbox) and if it's something like Borderlands, Saints Row or GTA (without vehicles) I'd be one of those happy few for sure. The genres on Steam don't tell much though the reviews are pretty good.
Jaromir 13 July 2018 at 11:24 pm UTC
I will probably purchase it on the release date.
GustyGhost 13 July 2018 at 11:32 pm UTC
ShmerlIt took them quite a while, good to see that the game is approaching release. I'm more worried about their future games, since MS bought the studio recently. I asked them about their future plans for Linux and DRM-free releases, and they said:

QuoteWe do not know yet. That's a question for Microsoft.

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