Here in North America, we see lots of games from Japan, and even Korea, but there has not yet been any Chinese-developed game for the PS4 – until now. Say “ni hao” to KOI, an award-winning exploration adventure game that follows the quest of a lone koi fish through an ever-evolving lotus pond, which will be available on the PS4 via the PlayStation Store in North America on April 19, 2016. Developed by Tianjin-based indie studio Dotoyou, the game will be the first ever Chinese developed title to be published on PS4 for Western territories.
KOI takes players on a seemingly small journey with deeper meaning. Players guide the koi through the murky waters tainted by mankind to solve puzzles, discover enchanting melodies hidden within deadened twigs and other zen-like missions to bring light back to the darkened, polluted waters. This artfully depicted world conveys a wonderfully imaginative experience with an entrancing soundtrack by popular Chinese artist, Zeta.
Here is a longer description of the game, from the developers:
“Koi is a game about a fish. And a pond. But it’s not a fishing game. It’s a game where you play as the fish!
Our game has a rather philosophical slant. Koi asks players if they can find happiness and peace of mind by bringing purity to a lotus pond. Rather than focusing on action, the game follows the introspective journey of a lone koi fish. Separated from your owner, you find that your once tranquil pond has been transformed into a world of darkness and danger. What was once beautiful has turned deadly. Even the friendly Light Fish have become predatory Dark Fish that will attack anything that comes near.”
Previously released on mobile to positive accolades and awards overseas including earning a first place award for the Modian Web PlayStation Developer Competition, KOI for PS4 is developed by Dotoyou and published by Oasis Games in North America and Europe. It will be available for $9.99 and $7.99 exclusively for PlayStation Plus members via the PlayStation Store.
For more information, visit the game’s website here .
SOURCE: Press Release