Cute new physics based brawler ‘Party Animals’ gets a 2022 release

Paw-er up!

Recreate Games’ adorable looking competitive party game Party Animals will get a full release next year in 2022.

Originally teased on Twitter in 2019, a free demo of Party Animals was briefly available on Steam. The final release will include both online and offline multiplayer.

A physics-based competitive brawler reminiscent of Gang Beasts, Party Animals offers a variety of cute animals to play across two game modes. Collectible melee weapons will be available for both modes.


The roster of fighters includes a dinosaur named Underbite, a rabbit named Carrots and an otter named Otta.

Last Stand is a mode where it’s every animal for themselves. Up to 8 players can battle it out in one of several arenas until only one of them is left standing.

Snatch Squad mode has players teaming up to collect gummy sweets and drop them into their team’s pit. Whichever team ends up with the most gummies wins.

As well as the PC release, Party Animals will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via Game Pass at launch. But there’s no firm release date other than 2022.

However, another party brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to get more content soon. The second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass added characters from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, ARMS, Final Fantasy 7 and Minecraft with two more challenger packs soon to be announced.


And a free ‘pilot episode‘ demo of rogue-lite shooter Deathrun TV has been made available on Steam. A future game-show where contestants play for big prizes and their lives, Deathrun TV is a top-down shooter that blends The Binding of Isaac with Smash TV.

There are a handful of announcement streams left to go – including Nintendo and Capcom – keep an eye on NME’s E3 Hub for the latest information, rumours, and announcements.