Rick & Morty fans may be aching for news of another season to the hit Netflix animated series, especially after a ripping fifth season. But even though we know there is a season six (and even a season seven) on its way, you might have to wait a bit longer before we get any concrete news of some new Rick & Morty. But if it’s any consolation, the recent Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase has dropped a different piece of Rick & Morty news. Thanks to the gaming showcase, we now know when we can expect an off-shooting brainchild from the show’s co-creator Justin Roiland with the debut of a trailer for his upcoming comedy first-person shooter, High on Life.
As per the High on Life trailer, you will play an unambitious high school graduate that must answer the hero’s call and defend Earth from an alien cartel that wants to consume humanity as a new drug.
Your intergalactic bounty hunter will team up with a variety of charismatic talking guns (one is voiced by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s J.B. Smoove; another sounds a great deal like “Morty”) as they travel to various planets and locations around the cosmos meeting different characters, collecting loot, and going to war with primary antagonist, the nefarious Garmantuous and his gang of goons. Roiland himself promises:
“LOADS of content crammed into this thing. Very much worth a few playthroughs.”
Given it comes from one of the main creative forces that makes Rick & Morty the complex patchwork of adult humour and big ideas it is, it’s pretty safe to expect High on Life to align with that kind of high-concept, absurdist comedy.
As shown in the High on Life trailer, the “dynamic and changing worlds” you will visit are home to lots of different aliens and wildlife and range from jungle paradises to a city built inside an asteroid. Made with Roiland’s own development studio at Squanch Games (the minds behind “Trover Saves the Universe”), it looks like they’re giving us another Borderlands-like game that’s colourful, weird, and truly fun to play.
High on Life will be released on October 25, 2022, for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. For PC gamers, the FPS will be available via both Steam and the Epic Games Store. Microsoft users will be happy to know that the game will be available to play via Xbox Game Pass immediately upon release.
Squanch Games are yet to confirm whether or not High on Life will be coming to the PS4 and PS5. Even though the console launch is exclusive to Xbox, it may only be a timed exclusive, in which case it’ll be available on Sony consoles after a set amount of time.
You can watch the full High on Life trailer above.