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Game News Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory confirmed for release on October 3rd

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Tags: Bigben Interactive; Black Shamrock; Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

    Previews of Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory published earlier this month claimed that the game was due out on October 3rd. As expected, that date has now been officially confirmed by publisher Bigben Interactive. The announcement comes in the form of a dev diary video featuring various members of the development team from Black Shamrock, which seems to be the game's primary studio.

    Lesquin, France, August 22, 2019 - As part of a special mission ordered by Friend Computer, our reporter was sent to Ireland to investigate Black Shamrock, the studio developing Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, amidst rumours that one of the team could be guilty of treason…

    As a Red clearance Troubleshooter, you have been granted access to the full video report. Many aspects of the game development were scrutinised: the passion for the Paranoia tone, the challenges of adapting a tabletop role-playing game into a video game, the combat system, the unique gameplay and, of course, the utmost happiness felt by everyone in the team!

    But Citizen, Friend Computer noticed that one team member hesitated when asked. Don't forget, happiness is mandatory. Not being happy is tantamount to treason and traitors will be asked to report to the nearest extermination centre immediately.

    Control a team of four Troubleshooters of dubious loyalty, who (mostly) obey orders from Friend Computer, a paranoid and irrational artificial intelligence. Inspired by classic CRPGs, the game is the first official adaptation of the cult role-playing game.

    After checking with Friend Computer, we can confirm the game will release on 3 October 2019 on PC and later on consoles.
    Bigben haven't officially announced the game's price yet, but apparently the console version is available for preorder on various websites for $30.
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  2. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

    The Brazilian Slaughter
    May 11, 2007
    Belém do Pará
    I do not know wherever this is going to be good or a trainwreck, but Friend Computer says its gonna be good, so I am sure this will be great.
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  3. luj1 You're all shills

    Jan 2, 2016
    Eastern block
    Neither, it will be a forgettable mediocrity. Which in a PR sense is kind of the worst destiny among the three.
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  4. Saduj Arcane

    Aug 26, 2012
    I like this timing. Coming out a week after Stygian, which I’ll undoubtedly still be playing at the time. So I won’t be tempted to buy early before there is reliable feedback.
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  5. Kyl Von Kull The Night Tripper Patron

    Kyl Von Kull
    Jun 15, 2017
    Hell’s Kitchen
    why the hell is every rpg I’m even remotely interested in coming out at the same time?
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  6. V_K Arcane

    Nov 3, 2013
    at a Nowhere near you
    It's not. You've just been told that Paranoia's release is delayed a year.
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  7. Nope Scholar

    Feb 22, 2011
    I'd be hype but unfortunately that went out the window when the latest Paranoia edition latched onto the worst fads of tabletop mechanics with cards, patronizing pages of wordspew on how you just can't be offensive in your friend circle in the current year (literally writing "Leave the attitude at the door. It's 2016. We're done with that.") and removal of setting tropes like the drugged-up sexless drones and the everpresent jokey red scare to make way for overtly fetishist stuff like "heterosexuality is treasonous" and boring-ass "terrorists".
    Assuming they haven't announced that they're ignoring the latest edition for the kickstarter cash-in that it was I wouldn't expect anything good to come out of the license.
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