This week’s PlayStation-exclusive shooter starring a snail is coming to PC

This Tuesday sees the release of a pretty unusual game, even by our standards – Clid The Snail, a gritty top-down shooter starring a grumpy snail fighting against killer slugs. If that description has you intrigued, the bad news is that it’s a PS4/PS5 exclusive – or at least, it was, as it’s getting a Steam release later this year.

Clid The Snail is described as an “innovative top-down shooter” with a focus on story and a careful Dark Souls-esque approach to combat, along with puzzles to solve and mechanics to overcome. The cast of characters on Clid’s team includes “a shy hedgehog, a shaman turtle, a mute bat, and a ninja frog”, a list that makes us want to play it even more.

We’ll get our chance, although sadly not for a while. While Clid The Snail (we even love typing that) is out for PlayStation consoles on August 31, it’s not coming to PC until “late 2021” – although the game’s Steam page is up already. It costs £15.99/$19.99/€19.99 on PS4/PS5, so expect the price to be similar when the game comes out on PC.

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