I am Bread Rises August 25 on PS4

Telling “the epic story of a slice of bread’s journey to become toast,” I am Bread from Bossa Studios and Just Add Water is coming to PlayStation 4 on August 25 in North America and Europe.

Here’s the full description for I am Bread:

From the creators of Surgeon Simulator comes an adventure with a hero like no other! ‘I am Bread’ is the epic story of a slice of bread’s journey to become toast. Take the intrepid, crumby adventurer on a journey from his natural confines of the kitchen, through the home of an unsuspecting owner and into the outside world. This bread will be boldly going where no other bread has gone before . . .

In addition to the deepest story ever seen in a videogame, about a slice of bread, there are a wealth of baked options to sink your teeth into. Additional game modes and other types of bread will cater for all tastes! Set speed records racing across the levels as a bagel; realise your destiny as crispbread in cheese hunt mode; relieve your stress as the baguette and smash everything in sight in rampage mode. Oh, and did we mention bread goes into space too?

Additional Modes

  • Cheese Hunt: Realise the destiny of crisp-bread as you hunt down pieces of cheese to smother yourself in. Can you find all the pieces before you crack up?
  • Bagel Race: Satisfy your taste for speed and bagels as you race across the checkpoints in each level and complete the tracks in the fastest possible time.
  • Rampage: Cause as much destruction as possible throughout the house as you smash everything in sight as (possibly) angry baguette. Mon dieu!
  • Zero-G: Literally bread in space! Make studious use of your bread boosters as you manoeuvre across environments with no gravity, avoiding all the floating hazards this entails in Zero-G mode.
  • Free-play: Explore the world and play as any of the bread types you have unlocked, having crumby fun in your own sweet time.

Filled with potential spoilers, Bossa Studios PR and Social Media Manager Poppy Byron talked about some easter eggs in the game. These include the original name of the game being Loaf Toast, many products being named after people who work in the studio (Malford is the QA tester), I am Bread is the prequel to Surgeon Simulator and there are lots of little references, Zero Gravity was originally a bug that they turned into a feature, and there is an alternate ending to the petrol station level when you beat it in Zero Gravity mode.

Byron adds:

In the padded cell tutorial level, climb up to the window and move in close. You should be able to hear something rather horrifying coming from the next room. Similarly, if you return to the tutorial level after completing the game, you’ll get an even bigger surprise! Don’t blame us for the nightmares, though, we did warn you.

Price and Trophy details weren’t revealed.

[Source: PS Blog, PlayStation]