After the unexpected success of Grow Home, developer Ubisoft have announced that plucky red hero BUD will return this August in Grow Up.
The Grow Home follow-up will see the game’s lovable robot BUD in an adventure across a new open planet, recovering fragments of his lost spaceship.
According to the Ubi Blog, Grow Up will feature 24 separate species of plant, all of which can be cloned by use of the all new gadget, the Floradex 3000. By exploring the world’s surface and cloning different plants, players will reportedly be able to “bounce, shoot and catapult” their way through the game’s florid universe.
Though he won’t have AI helper MOM to guide him this time, BUD will be far from alone, with the addition of a new flying companion named POD.
Beginning as a ‘small team experiment’ at Ubisoft Reflections, Grow Home released in February 2015 for the PC, receiving a warm welcome amongst both critics and players. The game received a PS4 port last September, with a Linux version also becoming available two months later. And with the addition of ridable star-plants and plant cloning – Grow Up could make BUD’s botanical journey more diverse than ever before.
Grow Up will release in North America and Europe on August 16 2016 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game will release a day later in Japan, on August 17 2016.