Daedalic Entertainment has announced that the fourth and final chapter in their crazy dystopian point-and-click adventure, Deponia, is now purchasable on Playstation 4 and XBox One.
We had never heard of Deponia before today, but we dig the goofy art style, reminiscent of one of those highly-labored-over webcomics that only updates at the rate of one page a month. Odds are you may not have heard of this either, which would mean if we described the plot of Deponia’s last chapter, we’d spoil the majority of the series’ plot. So we’ll post the first chapter’s synopsis instead.
In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence. He is part of the lowest social class, doomed to live his life in literal mountains of trash. He hopes for an opportunity to get into the world of the rich, who live in a floating city high above the clouds.
Fate seems to smile on the snotty good-for-nothing when one day the attractive lady named Goal from the higher sector plummets into one of the trash heaps. Rufus decides to help the young woman out by taking her back to her husband. When he notices that Goal’s husband is a dead ringer for himself, he hatches a diabolical scheme to gain access to the upper world. However, things don’t work out quite as planned, since he has feelings for Goal which limits his usual unscrupulousness.
So it’s a futuristic remake of Overboard? At first, but there’s more to it than that.
The final chapter is called Deponia Doomsday and Deadelic estimates the average player will get 20 hours worth of playtime out of it. When you add in the other three chapters, that makes for quite a beefy story — if you experience it all at once. You’ll be able to do that soon with The Deponia Collection, which will be out soon for PS4 and XBox One at a cost of $39.99.
But what about the Switch? Daedelic is getting to that, slowly but surely. Unfortunately despite the entire series being out on rival machines, they’re only releasing Chapter 1 to Switch on March 27. The others will follow at an undisclosed time. Also, the individual chapters are $20 on PS4 yet they’re $40 on Switch….what’s up with that? Must we pay such a bitter price for portability?
The bottom line is, no matter what system you rock, there’s a lot of Deponia coming your way. Have a look at the first Switch trailer….