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koiheaderWelcome to the world of KOI. Experience a lone koi fish’s journey to cleanse waters polluted by mankind.

The devoted koi will face dangers from raging currents to deadly predators and spiky barriers. But by blooming flowers to purify the pond, threats can become beauty: dark predator fish can become friends and melodies hidden in spiky twigs can turn them green. KOI is the game that asks players a simple question: Can you bring purity to a lotus pond, and in so doing, bring happiness and peace to your mind?

KOI is developed by the Chinese developer Oasis Games, the first publishing partner of Sony Computer Entertainment Shanghai (SCES).The game will be the very first game developed in China that will come to PS4. The game has puzzle solving and item collecting, with an eye toward bringing you, the player, to a calm and happy frame of mind as you restore the pond to its natural state. By guiding the game’s koi hero, you can purify the underwater world as you navigate obstacles that block your path, solve puzzles, and open flowers to restore the water’s health. Accomplishing these seemingly small tasks can turn threats into beauty. A predator fish can turn back into a harmless friend and spiked branches that block your path can once again become healthy green leaves.

As you play, the story will emerge naturally as you swim around in pretty environments. While swimming through turbulent currents and murky waters, you’ll find additional layers and side quests such as collecting puzzle pieces. You can memorize melodies hidden inside barren branches and use these to restore the ecosystem. All the while, the hypnotic, piano-based score created by the Chinese artist Zeta immerses you in the watery world, leaving your mind free to explore how the realm of the pond is similar and different to our own.

Koi will release on the Playstation 4 this spring.

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Kevin "Method" van Dongen

Ain't no thing like me, except me. I am the biggest half behind this website and love to write about my deep love for fighting games, (J)RPG's and Destiny. Really do not like Call of Duty and absolutely love pizza.