High On Life tacks on a slight delay, now set for this December

High On Life

The gooey alien shooter is taking a little extra time

Squanch Games has announced it’s taking a little extra time on its upcoming game High On Life. The cartoonish comedy-shooter will still arrive in 2022, but the team has decided to delay it to December 13, 2022.

Originally set to arrive in October, the Squanch crew says it is working hard towards developing the best experience possible. These extra six weeks will provide some time to squash bugs and tune up.

As part of the delay, Squanch published a special animation as an apology. It’s basically a short little sketch, which you can watch below.

High on Life is still targeting a launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC, with a day one launch on Xbox Game Pass for cloud, console, and PC.

Don’t leave me high

Squanch Games is the studio co-founded by Justin Roiland, a co-creator of Rick & Morty and the Hulu series Solar Opposites. So if the humor above feels familiar to you, that’s probably why.

Given the game’s earlier trailers, High On Life looks to be a mix of sci-fi shooter and Roiland’s particular brand of comedy, with a lot of odd and bizarre humor mashing up with alien creatures.

The game’s story looks to feature all kinds of bizarre moments, from talking guns to an alien cartel. Plus, selling humans as a kind of drug for extraterrestrial life.

Even though the comedy looks to be a big focus, there’s some cool platforming, powers, and gun design happening in the trailers for High On Life. It’s a bit out of this world, but Squanch is going to use the delay to squash all the bugs it can and make sure the punchlines land.

High on Life is now aiming for a December 13 launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Eric Van Allen