Die Your Way Through Penarium, Coming to PS4 on September 22

September 16, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

The first title from developer Self Made Miracle, Penarium is a 2D arena arcade game coming to PlayStation 4 on September 22 in North America and Europe.

Playing as antihero Willy, you are trapped in a crazy circus where you need to run, jump, and avoid an array of killer death-traps while being cheered on by a sadistic crowd that’s out for blood.

With the developer wanting to create a challenging single-screen platformer with tight controls, Penarium includes a Campaign mode with 30 challenges across three arenas, an endless Arcade mode where you compete against friends and the world, and couch co-op for two players in co-operative and versus modes.

Here’s the full description, taken from Steam:

Penarium is set in a sinister circus arena, where contestants, much like Gladiators of old, are forced to entertain a sadistic crowd. In this frantic 2D arena arcade game, you take on the role of our quirky antihero; Willy who, to survive, is forced to run, jump and avoid an array of killer death-traps. Succeed and Willy will become the Champion of Penarium. Fail and he will die in a most horrendous way, much to the delight of the baying crowd.

Guide poor Willy through this evil madness in single player and 2 player local co-op and Competitive modes. Every kid wants to go to circus but no kid wants to die in one.

Feature List

  • Three Arenas
  • Four Game Modes
  • Campaign mode featuring 30 challenges
  • Arcade mode featuring over a dozen of unlockable power-ups
  • Co-Op and VS local multiplayer
  • Online leaderboards
  • Dark comical dialogue and cutscenes

No price was given for Penarium, which is also coming to PC and Xbox One.

[Source: PS Blog (1), (2), Steam]