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Indie RPG Y2K Is Bringing 1990s Internet Fears To PS4, PS Vita




Ackk Studios has confirmed that its 3D turn-based Japanese-style RPG Y2K is heading to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It’s being funded and helped along by Ysbryd Games.


You may be familiar with Ackk Studios for its previous RPG Two Brothers, and if you are then you may also know that the studio is into creating slightly off-kilter storylines, as is the case with Y2K.


The game’s title Y2K refers to the millennium bug – the fear that all computers would crash in the year 2000 – and it’s this paranoid state of mind around technology that the game takes off.


You follow Alex Eggleston as he investigates the mysterious goings-on surrounding a mysterious blue van that the 1990s internet calls the “Death Van.”


“On Alex Eggleston’s journey, he reunites with childhood friends, encounters a girl who can traverse the Soul Space to reside in new realities, and a multidimensional android who sets the events of the game in motion,” writes Ackk Studios.


The game itself is inspired by the Mother series, and features turn-based battles , all of which you can read about on the PlayStation blog or the game’s official website. Y2K should be coming to PC, PS4, and PS Vita.

Chris Priestman