The cat adventure game Stray, published by Annapurna Interactive and developed by BlueTwelve Studio, launched today for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members will also be able to play the game starting today.

To celebrate the game’s release, fans can pre-order the limited edition Stray Travel Cat backpack and harness collection, and RSVP to attend a virtual Travel Cat event on Thursday, July 21 for outdoor exploration training tips from expert co-hosts. To RSVP and for product details, please visit travelcatshop.com/stray.

Starting on Friday, July 22 until Sunday, July 24, Annapurna Interactive is hosting a free pop-up event at the New York City-based cat café Meow Parlour in collaboration with Boba Guys for a weekend of celebration, drinks and adoptable felines. In 20 minute slots, attendees can sip on bubble tea, play Stray on one of the console stations and enjoy the company of charming cat companions.

Players looking to get their paws on the ultra deluxe Exclusive Edition of Stray (PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4), can pre-order exclusively at iam8bit.com with shipping beginning in Q4 2022, while pre-orders for the retail edition (PlayStation 5) go live at retailers worldwide starting today and will ship on Sept. 20, 2022. Fans can also pre-order the Stray retail edition for PlayStation 5 starting at $39.99 USD which includes six full-color art cards along with a physical copy of the game. The retail edition will ship on Sept. 20, 2022.

To accompany the physical editions, BlueTwelve Studio, Annapurna Interactive, iam8bit and Skybound Games will be releasing a sleek and stylish vinyl soundtrack featuring the Stray soundtrack by composer Yann Van Der Cruyssen. The 2xLP on 180g audiophile black vinyl features futuristic packaging showcasing the atmospheric album art from Fernando Correa, completed with an elegant slipcase highlighted by foil embellishments. The purchase of the Stray vinyl soundtrack for $41.99 USD will also include a code to download a digital version of the album as well and will be shipping Q1 2023.

In Stray, players take the role of a stray cat who must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly. Along the way, the cat befriends a small flying drone, known only as B-12. With the help of this newfound companion, the duo must find a way out.

For all the latest updates on the game, follow Annapurna Interactive and BlueTwelve Studio on Twitter.

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