We first heard about Scarygirl through a rating on Australia’s Classification’s Board. Square Enix still hasn’t announced the game, but thanks to the ESRB we know it’s a platformer where you use a tentacle whip as a weapon. It’s rated E 10+ so don’t get any ideas.
This is an adventure platformer in which players assume the role of Scarygirl, a pirate-like character searching for the mysterious Dr. Maybee. As players run and jump through colorful levels, they use a tentacle to whip, juggle, and throw “cartoony” foes (e.g., owls, giant robots, bandits) to the ground; enemies blink and disappear amid colorful puffs of smoke when defeated. Boss battles are more frenetic: Scary girl dodges oversized missiles and fights multiple enemies at once. During the course of the game, some enemies are depicted smoking from pipes.
The description sounds an awful lot like the Scarygirl game TikGames is developing, which is based on the graphic novel with the same name. Square Enix may have signed a deal to publish the title just like they did with Doublesix to release All Zombies Must Die!
Scarygirl is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC probably as a digital release.