Party Animals is the most wishlisted upcoming game on Steam, and it is no wonder why, as this game brings the endless laughter and fun we experience when playing with our friends in the playground. To keep it simple, Party Animals is a physics-based multiplayer game featuring players selecting their animal characters and attempting to throw each other off the side of various platforms.
The game shares many correlations with Gang Beasts, but the developers of Party Animals – Recreate Games brought their own twist and enchantments to the game. For example, Party Animals consist of more engaging and fun modes and better execution on controlling your characters’ climbing and throwing abilities. With 440k followers desperately awaiting the release of Party Animals, we decided to produce an article to provide you with the release date, gameplay, game modes, features, PC specs and more about the game.
4 Things to Know About Party Animals
Party Animals is a game built around the concept of the last man standing as players select their animal character and brawl in a free-for-all all with one another. Players can also utilise weapons such as a frying pan, a mace, a crossbow, a tennis racquet, a boomerang, a taser and even nunchucks.
Furthermore, players can perform WWE-like wrestling moves and interact with the environment from the maps. There are many different places players can do battle. For example, the brawl may occur in a submarine bent, a freezing cold fighter jet, a winter wonderland, and many others. Players can also unlock different outfits for their animal characters throughout the game.
Moreover, Party Animals has other ease-of-access features to help players enjoy the game more. For instance, the game included an in-game chat system and custom game mode settings to encourage players to play together.
Game Modes and Characters
As far as we know, Party Animals will come with three game modes: Last Stand, Team Score and Arcade. Last Stand is the primary game mode in Party Animals, as it is simple to understand. The final animal surviving wins. It sounds simple enough, but the 12 maps have a different environmental factor that forces players to be on their toes. For example, there are maps with collapsing tiles, a wind tunnel, an airship and many more.
The second game mode in Party Animals is Team Score. It is an objective-based game mode that involves carrying a ball and throwing it into the opposition’s goal circle. However, there is a factor of electrocution that players need to take into account, as it occurs when multiple people are trying to carry or steal the ball for too long. The final game mode is Arcade, where players play a mix of game modes across different maps with different rules.
Thus far, there are 12 characters that players can select from, which are:
- Underbite (Dinosaur)
- Nemo (Corgi)
- Tiagra (Tiger)
- Macchiato (Cat)
- Otta (Otter)
- Morse (Moose)
- Harry (Duck)
- Coco (Crocodile)
- Carrot (Bunny)
- Bacon (Pig)
- Barbie (Gorilla)
- Valiente (Bull)
Release Date and Platforms
After a long three-year wait, Party Animals finally has an official release date. As stated in the Summer Game Fest, the game will be released on PC via Steam and Xbox consoles on the 20th of September, 2023. Furthermore, players with an Xbox Game Pass subscription can play the game on Day One.
It is a welcoming apology as the developers also issue their apology in a statement: “This is our first time developing a game, and we underestimated the time it would take to fix the bugs,” said producer and CEO of Recreate Games Zixiong Luo. “Additionally, some necessary approval processes took longer than we planned. We are just as eager as fans to see Party Animals launch, and we want to ensure it’s as polished and bug-free as possible first.”
PC Specs Requirements
Fortunately for players, the game only requires 10 GB of free space to download the files. Thus, you do not need a monster PC to play the game. Attached below is a more detailed explanation of the specs requirement:
Minimum PC Specs:
- OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions required).
- Processor: Intel Core i3 560 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0 GHz.
- Memory: 4 GB RAM.
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870 (DirectX-11 compliant with 1GB of VRAM).
- DirectX: Version 10.
- Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card with the latest drivers.
Recommended PC Specs:
- OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions required).
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or better or AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 GHz or better.
- Memory: 8 GB RAM.
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (or GTX 760 / GTX 960) or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (or R9 280x [2GB VRAM] / R9 380 / Fury X).
- DirectX: Version 10.
- Network: Broadband Internet connection.
- Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card 5.1 with the latest drivers.
Party Animals comes with high anticipation, but from what we have seen thus far, the game matches the hype. Therefore, it is safe to say that Party Animals will be a big hit in the community as it features the most vital aspect of a game – providing laughter and enjoyment when playing with friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Party Animals Coming to PlayStation?
Unfortunately, things do not look too bright for PlayStation users as Party Animals has an existing exclusivity contract with Xbox. While we do not dismiss a PlayStation release down the line, the initial release will only be on PC and Xbox. However, if you are eager to play co-op games on PlayStation, you can check our list of 5 best PS5 co-op games here.
Will Party Animals Have Cross-Play Function?
Although there is no confirmation for a cross-play function, we expect the developers will include the feature when they release the complete game. Since the game is on Xbox, we believe players can have the opportunity to play together from their Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. We will provide further updates on this in the future, so do bookmark our page here.
What Other Highly Anticipated Games Are Coming Out in 2023?
Based on Steam’s most wishlisted upcoming games, Party Animals is the most sought-after game by its users. However, we recommend games like Starfield, Stalker 2 and Cities Skylines 2, which we expect to overtake the popularity of Party Animals.
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