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When is the release date for Tchia?

Make some tropical memories.

Tchia is a stylish, action-adventure game from developer Awaceb. It was originally revealed at The Game Awards in 2020, showing up again at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase in September 2021. However, a release date for the game wouldn’t be unveiled until the first State of Play event in 2023. Here is when you can expect to play Tchia.

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Tchia’s release date

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Sony’s first State of Play 2023 announced Tchia will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on March 21. The new State of Play trailer showed off the title’s gameplay and beautiful ocean-based setting. The PC version is coming exclusively, at least at first, through the Epic Games Store. The title was originally scheduled to release sometime during Q2 of 2022, but it was delayed to allow for an extra degree of polish.

The game sends players on an adventure with a heavy emphasis on exploration and physics-driven interactions. The title’s protagonist is capable of inhabiting just about any object and animal within the game world. Even objects as innocuous as a lantern or watermelon can be taken control of. Other gameplay features include sailing, climbing, and even playing a fully-featured Ukelele in-game. Tchia players can also express themselves through an expansive character customization feature. While the actions taken by the protagonist are fueled by fantasy, the game’s attire is more grounded in reality.

The main narrative of the game is about the titular character traveling across the tropical archipelago to find her kidnapped father. The title’s aesthetics is heavily inspired by the animated style and shading as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. While the world itself is fictional, it takes heavy inspiration from New Caledonian culture. New Caledonia is a French territory in the South Pacific comprised of several islands. The development team is based in New Caledonia, and Tchia will be Awaceb’s debut title.

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