The highly anticipated “High On Knife” DLC for the game “High On Life” will release on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. This expansion, which is bringing more single player levels and an entirely new narrative, is set to be available on various platforms including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and PC. The timing is also notable, as the release conveniently ties in with the Halloween season, amplifying the horror vibes the game is known for. Furthermore, for Xbox Game Pass Members, there’s added incentive as the DLC will be included in their existing subscription.
What’s New in the Gameplay?
“High On Knife” promises to stay true to the core mechanics of “High On Life” but offers some intriguing changes to rejuvenate the experience for players. Weapons, a central component of the game, are receiving some notable additions. Knifey is back and now boasts a deadly chainsaw attachment. Additionally, there’s B.A.L.L., a non-talking weapon with a unique pinball-like effect, and Harper, a Gatlian gun voiced by Sarah Sherman of Saturday Night Live. This expansion introduces new environments to explore and new enemy types to confront. The return of some previous foes, now with fresh cosmetic changes, keeps the combat engaging.
What Can Players Expect from the Storyline?
The narrative of “High On Knife” positions the Bounty Hunter in another perplexing tale, this time centering around his sentient and aggressive knife. The game developer, Squanch Games, teases that players will traverse a “fully realized new planetary environment” packed with brand new characters, dangers, and “spooky surprises”. Some intriguing characters making their debut include Mux, a villain voiced by Gabourey Sidibe, and the aforementioned Harper. Familiar faces like retired bounty hunter Gene Zaroothian might pop up, and there’s also buzz about Lizzie, the protagonist’s sister, making an appearance, although this isn’t confirmed yet.
What Happened to Justin Roiland’s Involvement?
The absence of Justin Roiland, the voice behind Gatlian Kenny, is something that has generated significant conversation among fans. Roiland, also known as the co-creator of the acclaimed “Rick and Morty” show, won’t be participating in this DLC or any upcoming projects for “High On Life”. This decision came after various charges and allegations against him, including sexual assault. Even though the charges of domestic violence and abuse were eventually dismissed, the subsequent accusations meant that his collaboration with many companies, including the developers of “High On Life”, was terminated.
Will the DLC Experience be Different Without Roiland?
There’s undeniable curiosity regarding how the DLC will fare without Roiland’s distinctive voice. Kenny’s future in upcoming DLCs remains uncertain, especially if voiced by another actor. Yet, with a plethora of new weapons and the engaging single-player experience that “High On Knife” promises, the hope is that the expansion will deliver an enthralling experience. For now, all players can do is wait, anticipate, and see what’s in store.
The upcoming “High On Knife” DLC promises a concoction of familiar gameplay, innovative weapons, and riveting narrative. With so much on the horizon, fans of “High On Life” are undoubtedly in for a treat.