The bright, dark world of couch co-op puzzler Chariot on PS4

Chariot is a game about transporting a dead body. But it's not just any body – it's your father's body. And he's not just any dad – he's the king. As the princess, your task is to take the king's body to its final resting place, deep underground through winding tunnels filled with gold and treasure. The king's ghost follows your journey and he insists on gathering as many riches as possible so he can be buried with them.

Yeah, this game could have been really dark.

Instead, it looks pretty adorable – Chariot is designed for two players in local co-op, but it can also be played solo, Executive Producer Martin Brouard of Frima Studio says: "Chariot is a 2D, couch co-op adventure platformer in which two players must work together to guide a chariot through underground levels using physics-based mechanics such as pushing, pulling, riding, reeling, and so on."

As one reader on the PlayStation Blog points out, the princess doesn't seem too bothered that her father is dead. Frima responds with, "Wait until you meet the king ... he's got quite a character." Chariot is due out for PS4 in the fall.
[Image: Frima Studio]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.