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Capy Games returns for project with Cartoon Network (update)

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What about Below though?

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Capybara Games, makers of beloved indie titles like Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes and the indefinitely delayed Below, has reemerged for a new project. The Toronto-based studio is teaming with Cartoon Network for a new game that’s heading to PC and consoles this fall.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is based on the upcoming TV show, created by Ian Jones-Quartey of Steven Universe and Adventure Time fame. Due this summer, it follows a kid named K.O. who spends most of his time beating up evil robots around town. It’s a very video game-esque premise, as Jones-Quartey said in a PlayStation Blog post, making it a natural fit for a console adaptation.

Due out later this year, Capy Games’ take on the new show will be an action game with role-playing elements. Beyond that, both the show and the game remain mostly under wraps for now, although avid Cartoon Network watchers are already familiar with the name. The series made its debut alongside a mobile game released last February, called OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo. Cartoon Network posted short animated videos based on the game to its YouTube alongside the iOS and Android release, the studio’s first original mobile tile.

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Here’s what to expect from OK K.O.!
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This isn’t the first time that Capy is working on another company’s property; it first made a name for itself in the mobile space, working with Disney and Warner Bros. on games based on Cars and Happy Feet, among others.

But Capy rose to prominence in later years by winning acclaim on the indie circuit. It built up an audience with games like Might and Magic and Super Time Force, and the company’s Below remains a greatly anticipated title. The developer announced that it would be “going dark” to work on the Windows PC and Xbox One project last summer, however, announcing that Below would be indefinitely delayed in the process.

It may be odd to fans of the studio to see them attached to a new project following that announcement, but it’s hard to complain about a new game — with the promise of release sometime soon — from the beloved indie company. PAX East attendees can check out footage from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes on the showfloor this weekend.

Update: Cartoon Network announced in a press release that the game is due for both consoles and Windows PC, not just PlayStation 4. We’ve updated the story above to reflect this.