Watch the whimsical first gameplay trailer for ‘Bugsnax’

‘Bugsnax’ is expected to launch for the PS5 and PS4 later this year

Indie developer Young Horses has released a new trailer for Bugsnax, which provided a first-look at the gameplay.

The gameplay trailer was previewed during PlayStation’s lates State Of Play presentation on Thursday (August 6) and gave viewers further insight into what the game is about, following its initial reveal back in June.

Bugsnax is a first-person adventure game where players will explore Snaktooth Island. As a journalist arriving on the island, the player’s mission is to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Elizabert Megafig.


Bugsnax. Credit: Young Horses

The trailer also delved into how players will help the island’s host of characters. It involves performing tasks such as observing, hunting and capturing Bugsnax – living creatures that roam the island and are made of candy.

Numerous traps will be available to complete these objectives, with the trailer highlighting contraptions such as an umbrella, which can be deployed to lure the creatures in and contain them, or a catapult, which can fire ketchup to lure a burger-type Bugsnax into a pen.

Watch the gameplay trailer below:

Bugsnax is expected to release later this year for both the PS4 and PS5. The game is being developed by Young Horses, the team who previously released Octodad: Dadliest Catch – a game which involved an Octopus attempting to blend into society.


Sony announced numerous third-party games during the State Of Play event, including multiplayer stealth game Hood: Outlaws & Legends. A new trailer for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, which showcased playable characters and modes, also debuted at the presentation.