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Private Division and Evening Star Announce Penny’s Big Breakaway
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In Penny’s Big Breakaway, you play Penny, an aspiring court performer who is on the run after her yo-yo created quite the commotion during her audition at the royal palace. In response, Eddie the Emperor commands his loyal penguin forces to capture Penny and her stringed companion, Yo-Yo. The chase is then on, and it is up to you to help our hero escape capture over the course of 12 vibrant, geometric worlds!
Built on Evening Star’s proprietary own Star Engine, Penny’s Big Breakaway provides non-stop action as you try to escape the impending penguin horde in each level. These waddling, avian adversaries will burst from walls, rush over cliffs, and attempt to dogpile you in an attempt to stop your progress at every turn. But don’t fret -- Penny is an agile and acrobatic aerialist. You will jump, spin, and ride over a variety of brightly colored and complex terrain, featuring steep ramps, sharp ledges, massive cliffs, and more. Each obstacle is an opportunity to increase your speed and gain a bit of breathing room from those flightless assailants in hot pursuit. Be sure to keep up your momentum while playing, because in addition to Story Mode, Penny’s Big Breakaway also includes a Time Attack Mode, where you can try and achieve the perfect run and set high scores on the leaderboard for the world to see.
Penny isn’t the only star of this show: her trusty partner Yo-Yo, while largely to blame for causing this chase, provides plenty of abilities to assist in your getaway. Throughout the game, you can find tasty treats which her yo-yo can snack on. When consumed, these delicious items will temporarily unlock new power ups such as increased movement speed, a protective shield, and more. In addition to powerups, Penny’s yo-yo can pick up a variety of single-use tools, which can be used to bust down an area revealing secret treasure or magnetically pull in collectibles just outside Penny’s reach. Her versatile yo-yo might be hungry for chaos, but it could also be just the trick to clear her name and absolve her of this massive mix-up.
“Evening Star are experts in the platforming genre, having been entrusted with an iconic gaming franchise, and delivered one of the best platforming experiences in recent years,” said
Penny’s Big Breakaway is planned to release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC early next year during Take-Two’s Fiscal Year 2024. Penny’s Big Breakaway is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Penny’s Big Breakaway, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, follow on Instagram, and visit www.pennysbigbreakaway.com.
Private Division is a publishing label of
Evening Star is a boutique game studio founded in late 2018. Based in
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