Hi scrubbers, Jess from FuturLab here!
Ever since we announced that PowerWash Simulator would be coming to PlayStation (via our good friends Kenny Washmore and Jerry Cleansburg), we’ve seen such excitement from the community. So, as you can imagine, we’re excited to put the power of relaxation in the hands of gamers when PowerWash Simulator hits PS5 and PS4 on January 31, 2023.
Alongside this launch, we’re also releasing our first free Special Pack, where you can explore and scavenge iconic locations and vehicles from the totem Tomb Raider series!
Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from PowerWash Simulator and the Tomb Raider expansion pack…
All is not as it seems in the town of Muckingham: an active volcano is smoldering nearby, the mayor’s cat is missing, and things are extremely dirty. You’ll be tasked with cleaning up an array of dirty destinations, from watering humble homes to unmasking ancient architecture. With such a diversity of locations, you might have a wandering mind while you clean up… “what’s up with this town?!”
But for all its quirks, Muckingham cleans up pretty well… thanks to you! Neighbors noticed it too. As you clear away every speck of grime that covers Muckingham, you’ll uncover secrets hidden in the dirt and objects on each level, as well as guest posts that reveal the untold stories of the places you visit. You know what they say, everything washes away!
Once you get started, word of your pressure washing prowess will spread quickly and business will be booming in no time. Earn money doing jobs and reinvest in more powerful washers, nifty nozzles and cool outfits to help you clean more efficiently (and in style 😎). No dirt is too much for you to handle!
The goal of PowerWash Simulator is for players to wash away their worries and take a clean break from the real world; get all the satisfaction of a wash for a sparkling finish without having to sweat or even get off the couch!
Tomb Raider Special Pack
Once you’ve finished cleaning Muckingham, you might be tempted to slow down, BUT WAIT… you’re not done yet! We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with Crystal Dynamics to bring players five new levels from the age-old Tomb Raider series.
For the special Tomb Raider pack, we focused on the illustrious Croft Manor, including its grounds and some of Lara’s trusty vehicles that got muddy on (and off!) the road.
“Creating the Tomb Raider Special Pack has been an honor and a fantastic experience,” said Dan Checker, our Lead Designer at FuturLab. “We can’t wait for players to get closer to Croft Manor and explore its many secrets!”
In the special pack, we left the perilous storylines to Lara while challenging our players to undertake the most dangerous escapade yet… clearing her stately home! Only the best will do when it comes to the Croft Residence; so kick back and brush off every speck of dirt you can track down, while Lara regales you with tales of past adventures.
“What Tomb Raider fan hasn’t explored Croft Manor and thought ‘Winston could really use some help with those grounds! I’d love to be able to wash this place!’?” asked Dallas Dickinson, general manager of the Tomb Raider franchise at Crystal Dynamics. “Now, with the help of Square Enix Collective and FuturLab, it’s not only possible, but extremely satisfying.”
“We know the community wants more cleanup, and I’m thrilled that we’re able to kick off our post-release plans in style with this Tomb Raider collaboration,” added Phil Elliott, head of studio at Square Enix Collective. “We’ve had so much support from players, press, and content creators, and we wanted to do something special to say thank you!”
We hope you have fun discovering the secrets of Muckingham and Croft Manor when PowerWash Simulator hits PlayStation next week!
PowerWash Simulator will launch on PS4 and PS5 on January 31 alongside the special free Tomb Raider bundle.