Created by Gears for Breakfast, A Hat in Time tells the story of Hat Kid and her battle against the evil Mustache Girl. The game takes its inspiration directly from "collect-a-thon" platformers from the N64 era, with Gears for Breakfast unabashedly calling it "Banjo-Kazooie, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64 all in one!"
Hat Kid has a number of abilities at her disposal, thanks to a wonderfully useful umbrella that can be used as a hookshot and a pogo stick. As the title implies, the game also features time travel, though it's not clear exactly how that ties into the gameplay just yet. Also, if you haven't noticed, she has one sweet hat.
The game is planned for PC and Mac in early 2014, and Gears for Breakfast is in talks to create a Wii U version as well. It's also up on Steam Greenlight, if you feel like giving it a doff of the old cap. A Hat in Time is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, having raked in nearly $25,000 of its $30,000 goal in just one day. Check out another gameplay trailer after the break.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 8 GB
- Controller type Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, HDMI (v1.4), RCA / composite, S-Video
- Backward compatible 1 generations
- Released 2012-11-18