Hello iGamesNews readers! We’re thrilled to announce today that A Monster’s Expedition, the award-winning open-world puzzle game, is available today on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. In A Monster’s Expedition, you take on the role of the titular monster, exploring a Archipelago Museum. Cut down trees and solve puzzles to move from island to island, and explore the hilarious Museum of Human Englandland, made by Monsterkind who only vaguely understands humanity.
We are thrilled to bring A Monster’s Expedition to PlayStation, especially after the warm reception we received with the release of Bonfire Peaks. The PlayStation builds contain all updates to date, including our massive Museum Expansion update and today’s new Hint update.
The Hint update is designed to allow new players to enter the game with less pressure and stress from getting stuck, and to make it easier for returning players to reach 100% completion. Players can access the settings menu to enable hints on where to go, how to solve each island, and even how to find friends, the most difficult type of secret to uncover in the game. The hint system is fully customizable – enable as many or as little as you want and enjoy the game in the way that suits you best.
Our goal with hints is that they should nudge you toward the solution or confirm that you’re on the right track, without taking away the “aha” moment to work out the details. To do this, we show you where you need to place the logs to reach the next island – seeing the final state is often enough to backtrack and make the rest much easier. And for Hidden Friends, the biggest challenge is simply knowing where to start looking – clues for these highlight a few islands worth a second look, and the rest are up to you to find.
And of course, following our successful and well-received integration of PS5 activity cards into Bonfire Peaks, we knew we had to continue the trend with A Monster’s Expedition. Designing support for the feature in an open-world game like this was a tough design undertaking, but we’re really happy with what we got. When you first play the game, activity cards take the form of progress guides – marking key checkpoints and helping you on your way to the end credits. Once you reach the end credits of A Monster’s Expedition, there are still hours and hours of gameplay left, so we decided that after completion, the activity cards should take the form of a completion checklist for the museum’s 160 exhibits.
Combine clue updating, which can help direct you to exhibits by presenting hints on individual puzzles and pointing out the locations of undiscovered exhibits themselves, with the map’s checklist feature activity chart that shows you how far you are in each region of the game environment and providing the names of unexplored exhibits, the PS5 version of A Monster’s Expedition has a full set of accessibility features to provide an experience seamless and frictionless post-game experience to see all the world has to offer.
We hope you enjoy your time with A Monster’s Expedition – this game was a joy to create and is the culmination of over a decade of puzzle design expertise. Please have fun and see why this game is so critically acclaimed, whether you are discovering it for the first time or replaying it after some time away.