Ah wanderlust, that sweet call to adventure. It’s what drove Kerouak to meander America and Chris McCandless to shake off his dreary middle-class roots. I experienced wanderlust last night myself, when suddenly I was overtaken by the desire to experience something true and real and powerful like a kebab. So overtaken with the desire to reject my phony, humdrum existence without this, my meaty and spiritual totem, that I began an intense four-minute walk to the kebab shop: A story I will impart to my children, and they to their children, for generations. For, as I will say to them wisely, why live without kebabs when you can instead eat a kebab and become one with it?
And with that comes the tenuously linked albeit beautifully wanderful Wanderlust Adventures [official site]. We mentioned it to you just last month: published by the guys behind Starbound, it’s an exploration-heavy with four-player online co-op, all very true to Chucklefish style – free-roaming, randomised dungeons, gerbils.
It’s made by Yeti Trunk, the sequel to their Wanderlust: Rebirth. Chucklefish released its first official trailer for the game this week which gives you a look at how exactly character customization works and shows off the mind-boggling number of settings to explore. God it looks lovely.
Despite this trailer looking a hell of a lot like their last one – which the team was calling its “debut trailer” as opposed to “official” – keen observers will note the main difference is the addition of some mighty fine looking boss battles. Extra points to them for the Zardoz-styled giant rock head.
An actual release date remains a bit of a question mark. So far Wanderlust Adventures is slated to hit Steam with all the vagueness of “sometime this year.”
Watch it all in full below: