Super Lucky’s Tale was announced by Microsoft at its Xbox E3 2017 press conference with a release date of November 7, 2017. This release is right in line with the launch of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s updated console previously called Project Scorpio.
The franchise started in 2016 with Lucky’s Tale, which launched as an Oculus VR exclusive. The first game was not terribly well received. As a 3D platformer akin to Super Mario or Spyro the Dragon, it wasn’t necessarily the most fitting type of a game for virtual reality.
Super Lucky’s Tale looks to step away from the VR-exclusivity, offering the a playful, family-friendly platformer to a wider audience than the original title. The game features a simple narrative: Lucky the fox has to work with his sister to save the Book of Ages from a villain called Jinx. The game will feature a colorful cast of animals, creatures, and even anthropomorphic vegetables. The gameplay itself appears like any classic 3D platformer from the 1990s or early 2000s, but with thoroughly updated graphics.
The simultaneous release of Super Lucky’s Tale and the Xbox One X appears to be a push for Microsoft to position the console as one that is both for serious gamers and families. There was no mention of Oculus during the announcement, but it’s possible the game will support VR, as Microsoft has worked with Oculus in the past.
The game looks cute, and it should run in 4K Ultra-HD as an Xbox One X Enhanced title, but this sort of game doesn’t stand out as the kind of title that will really show off what the Xbox One X is going to be capable of.
Anyone looking for a more visually impressive game from Microsoft to pair with the Xbox One X will surely be able to find it, as plenty were announced during the press conference. Super Lucky’s Tale may stand out as a more light-hearted entry, along the same lines of Sea of Thieves, into Microsoft’s game catalog.
Super Lucky’s Tale will be released on November 7, 2017, for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.