The episodic adventure from indie-pop band OFK will soon be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PC. Last seen in May at Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase, this “Summer 2022” release date holder now has a concrete date. Starting Thursday, August 18, you can follow the lives of OFK members (Itsumi Saito, Jey Zhang, Luca Le Fae, Carter Flores, and Debug) with the first two episodes of We Are OFK.
The announcement was made today on official social media for We are OFK with a release date trailer. Additionally, you can hear a snippet from one of the game’s singles, “Fool’s Gold.”
We are OFK follows the lives of four friends in their twenties as they try to break into the world of music, fall in love and fall in love, and figure out how to pay rent and make art in Los Angeles.
- 5 episodes of the interactive animated series
- 5 interactive video clips: with the first titles performed by OFK
- Interactive dialogue fully voiced by an all-star cast
- Emotional SMS, thirsty SMS, meme SMS, emoji spam
- Original Los Angeles locations. You will love the boba shop it’s wild
Overall, there are five episodes in We Are OFK and they will be released in batches. Episodes 1 and 2 will be available on Thursday, August 18. The remaining three episodes will air weekly: Episode 3 on August 25, Episode 4 on September 1, and Episode 5 on September 8. As we are just over two weeks away from the game’s release, Nintendo has opened up digital pre-orders on the Nintendo Online Store today and offered a 10% discount (get the game for $17.99 instead of $19.99).
For a physical version, iam8bit has what you need (and Black screen recordings is in charge of distribution in Europe). They will sell exclusive physical editions of the game for Nintendo switch ($34.99) and PlayStation 5 ($29.99). In addition to a physical copy of the game, each includes a reversible cover and a 3D papercraft kit of Debug (the cat). Still, copies are currently scheduled to ship in Q3 2022 (July to September). For those looking to experience We Are OFK on Day 1, a digital copy is your best bet.
It’s not all about iam8bit though. Since We Are OFK is about the indie-pop band OFK, a the vinyl album release is also available for pre-order. Shipping Q1 2023 and priced at $41.99, the 2xLP includes the band’s entire debut EP (with imprints for each single), exclusive acoustic tracks, and selected tracks from the game’s original score.
While waiting for the release of We Are OFK on Thursday August 18, you can pre-save band EP and listen to their first single “Follow/Unfollow” on several music streaming services.