Tetris Effect Developer’s Bizarre Person-Herding Game Humanity Is Out in May

By | April 20, 2023

The next game from the team behind Tetris Effect, called Humanity, is finally on the way next month. The bizarre people-leading puzzler is headed to PS4, PS5, and Steam on May 16, 2023.

Humanity is, well, a bit of a strange one, but in an appealing sort of way. It was first announced back in 2019 as a puzzle game where a Shiba Inu directs massive crowds through puzzle environments, and we’ve seen a few more glimpses of it since. The humans are seemingly “on their way to salvation,” and must be directed through various obstacles to get there. Humanity will include a story mode as well as a stage creator that allows players to share their creations with friends, similar to Super Mario Maker or LittleBigPlanet.

Despite how all that may sound, the trailer indicate that Humanity stands to explore some potentially heavy subjects around mob mentality, blind following of leaders, and how groups conflict with those they see as “other.” It’s from Enhance, the developers of Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect, the latter of which could be pretty profound (especially in VR). So take that as a cue as well for what Humanity might be like.

Humanity will also come with a VR mode for PSVR headsets, as well as PC.

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.