Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a platform video game developed by Black Forest Games. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on October 31; 2017. The game is the fifth entry in the Bubsy series and the first new entry in 21 years.
The game returns to the 2D side-scrolling platformer gameplay found in the first Bubsy games Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind Bubsy 2 and Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales albeit now with 3D character models a first for the side-scrolling entries in the series.
The game sees Bubsy going against the ‘Woolies’ the antagonistic race of creatures from the first Bubsy game.
The game was first announced on June 8 2017 as a brand new game in the Bubsy series of video games. The entry will be the first entry in the series in 21 years following 1996’s Bubsy 3D. The game was announced as the first of many game franchise revivals of Accolade games (which along with Bubsy is a brand name now operated by Hong Kong company Billionsoft including potential revivals of HardBall! Slave Zero Deadlock: Planetary Conquest Eradicator and Redline. The game was published by Tommo’s subsidiary UFO Interactive Games and developed by Black Forest Games who previously worked on reviving the dormant Giana Sisters series with Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Like Twisted Dreams the game was developed using the Havok physics engine.
In August 2017 a limited edition called the Purrfect Edition was announced for the PlayStation 4 release which contains a physical copy of the game a soundtrack CD a copy of Bubsy’s official ‘business card’ and a ‘Mystery Bubsy Movie Poster postcard’.