A lot of the comedy in High on Life, the upcoming first-person shooter from Justin Roiland and his Squanch Games development studio, comes through the game’s talking guns. You play a mute protagonist, so all of the conversations in this world happen between the goofy aliens you encounter, and the talking guns in your hands.
Roiland plays your first talking gun, the pistol-like Kenny (who sounds quite a bit like Rick’s high-pitched teenage partner-in-space-adventures in Rick & Morty). Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smoove voices the shotgun-esque talking gun Gus. Comedian Betsy Sodaro plays Sweezy, the Halo-Needler-like gun you can see in our exclusive 12-minute gameplay video from earlier this week. Tim Robinson, from Netflix’s I Think You Should Leave, plays Creature. We exclusively revealed the rest of the voice cast last week. Take a look at each of the guns (plus your melee weapon, Knifey) in the concept art gallery below.
High on Life: Meet the Talking Guns
High on Life will be released on December 13 for PC and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, including day-one availability in Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass. We got our first proper look at gameplay back in August at Gamescom – where it totally blew up. We’ll have more exclusive coverage all October long as our IGN First “cover story” on High on Life continues.
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