Penny’s Big Breakaway Announced, Releasing in 2024 on All Consoles

    Ready. Set. YO!

    Private Division just announced a brand-new highly stylized 3D platformer during the June 21 Nintendo Direct. Titled Penny’s Big Breakaway, the game will include a combination of traditional collectathon action and high-speed gameplay. The new title will release in early 2024, and publisher Private Division and developer Evening Star Games confirmed more details on the game’s store pages.

    Penny’s Big Breakaway – Around the World

    A screenshot from Penny's Big Breakaway.

    Created by the developers of Sonic Mania, Penny’s Big Breakaway is a new “kinetic 3D-platformer bursting with innovative gameplay!” The game is focused around the character of Penny and her yo-yo. The critical mechanics in Penny’s Big Breakaway are focused on the yo-yo.

    Here’s more information from the PlayStation Store page:

    “Penny is a street performer with big dreams; she has her own spin on what it takes to be a star! When Eddie the Emperor calls for new Palace Court Performers, Penny gets herself tangled in an audition she’ll never forget. A strange encounter with a Cosmic String transforms Penny’s Yo-Yo into a living creature with an appetite for snacks— and mayhem! Use Yo-Yo to help Penny clear her name, outrun the Emperor’s penguin army, and unravel the mystery of the Cosmic String.

    Burst onto the scene in the fluorescent world of Macaroon, home to this over-and-under escape! Discover your true star power in this easy-to-play, difficult-to-master challenge. Penny’s Big Breakaway is the debut title from Evening Star.”

    Key Features

    A screenshot of Penny's Big Breakaway

    “Walk the Dog: Yo-Yo’s big appetite will earn an even bigger reward with snack power-ups! Use these tasty treats to temporarily transform Yo-Yo, granting it the abilities to improve movement speed, protect Penny from harm, and much more!

    Around the World: Flee from Eddie the Emperor’s massive penguin army as they chase you clear across the planet! These clumsy flightless birds patrol the halls, come bursting through walls, and will stop at nothing to seize you! Help out friendly denizens along the way and make use of your spectacular surroundings to evade your capturers.

    Encore Stage: Play your way with multiple game modes! Show off your skills as you chain awesome combos and rack up multipliers in Story Mode. Take on the ultimate speedrunning challenge and dominate the leaderboard in Time Attack Mode. Redeem coins for bonus items, secret stages, and more unlockable extras.”

    Release Information

    Another screenshot of Penny's Big Breakaway

    Penny’s Big Breakaway will release in early 2024. Upon release, it will be playable on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Wishlist it now on the Nintendo eShop.

    Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for more of our coverage of Penny’s Big Breakaway.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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