Kepler Interactive and developer Awaceb Took to last night’s State of Play to take us on a tropical island getaway, which is very much needed for those of us here on the east coast of Canada!
Awaceb’s Tchia is a cultural mission that takes place in a sandbox version of their real-life home, New Caledonia.
The team has gone even further in inviting us all to their home by populating their game with iconic landmarks, local wildlife and even local languages, with all characters voiced by local talent.
But not everything will be an educational island escape.
Tchia‘s story is one of strength and perseverance as the island she calls home will be invaded by strange fabric creatures called the Maano. They are acting under the orders of the archipelago’s evil ruler Meavora and have taken Tchia’s father. They can be pretty scary, so in using everything at your disposal (including the environment!), you’ll have to keep your wits about you to take them out and rescue your father.
Tchia will be landing on PlayStation consoles on March 21, 2023. It’ll be a Day 1 release with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium. And there’s also a special edition featuring a selection of cosmetic items inspired by Kepler Interactive’s family of studios and games. Using the Kepler Customization Pack, you can dress Tchia as the main character in Sifu, customize your boat in the nightmarish colours of Scorn, and even carry a backpack reminiscent of Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn’s mysterious foxlike companion, Enki.