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Square Enix Announces Online Shooter Foamstars for PS5 and PS4

Square Enix Announces Online Shooter Foamstars for PS5 and PS4 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 May 2023 / 3,667 Views

Square Enix has announced four-versus-four multiplayer shooter, Foamstars, for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

In Foamstars, foam is the ultimate resource. It can be used in multiple ways: To create slippery surfaces that players can use to surf around the arena at high speed; to build terrain, helping players defend from enemy attacks or creating high vantage points to take out opponents; and finally, to foam up the opposition and win the match.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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33 Comments
AJNShelton (on 24 May 2023)

"Do you think they'll notice the Splatoon ripoff?"
"Nah"

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Kneetos (on 24 May 2023)

Square enix looked at Splatoon and said
"We can do that too"

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AJNShelton Kneetos (on 24 May 2023)

As they did for Astral Chain

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Hiku AJNShelton (on 24 May 2023)

What's the Square Enix version of Astral Chain?

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AJNShelton Hiku (on 24 May 2023)

Scarlet Nexus

EDIT: Sorry, it was a Bandai Namco game

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Hiku AJNShelton (on 24 May 2023)

Ok, I could only think of that, or Nier: Automata. But the former is by Bandai Namco as you mentioned, and the other predates it and is by the same developer (Platinum.)

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Leynos AJNShelton (on 24 May 2023)

Scarlet Nexus is nothing like Astral Chain

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Paatar Leynos (on 27 May 2023)

Right? I loved Astral Chain and Scarlet Nexus so freaking much. Both amazing games but absolutely nothing alike.

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Hiku (on 24 May 2023)

"You can copy my homework, but change it up enough so that no one will notice."

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Bandorr Hiku (on 25 May 2023)

Which I think they did. I'll have to know more about it. Like do you attack people? Are their ults? Do you hide in the foam? etc etc.

If we go so far as "cover square X with substance Y" as splatoon we are going a little too generic.

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NobleTeam360 (on 24 May 2023)

Looks like a Splatoon ripoff.

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KratosLives NobleTeam360 (on 25 May 2023)

That's a good thing for those who don't have a switch.

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Kakadu18 KratosLives (on 25 May 2023)

It looks significantly worse than Splatoon.

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Leynos (on 24 May 2023)

Splatoon from Wish

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Qwark (on 24 May 2023)

I guess better steal something good than make something terrible. Somehow Square still manages to do both.

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Chicho (on 24 May 2023)

We have Splatoon at home

  • +5
JRPGfan (on 24 May 2023)

This is sooooo splatoon like..... that its actually crazy. Wonder if this will be a success without cutsie type characters and charm of nintendo games, on non nintendo systems.

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mjk45 (on 24 May 2023)

Didn't have my reading glasses on, so I thought it was something along the lines of SE presents Pornstars where sperm is the ultimate resource and foursomes and lots of shooting is all the rage. but upon finding my glasses the inkling that I had read it wrong turned out to be true

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Kakadu18 mjk45 (on 25 May 2023)

You saw what you wanted to see.

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mjk45 Kakadu18 (on 26 May 2023)

If your implying that I' have a perverted mind, I invoke my right to silence on the grounds of self incrimination, any way no matter how you look at it it's all Captain Yuri's fault.

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axumblade mjk45 (on 26 May 2023)

Would have been more original at least

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axumblade mjk45 (on 26 May 2023)

Would have been more original at least

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haxxiy (on 24 May 2023)

"FINALLY!" - no one

  • +3
KLAMarine (on 24 May 2023)

Splatoon-inspired. Looks neat though, I have an affinity to games that try new twists on old formulas.

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pikashoe (on 25 May 2023)

Wow that is the most blatant knock off I've seen from a major publisher in a long time. Looks absolutely soulless.

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The Fury pikashoe (on 25 May 2023)

I think it's clever of SquEnix. Splatoon isn't on PC, Xbox or PS, it's a new market for a family friendly PvP shooter (that isn't Fortnite).

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G2ThaUNiT The Fury (on 25 May 2023)

I wouldn't hold my breath. Square hasn't had many recent successes that didn't have Final Fantasy in the name or the HD-2D games.

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Do you remember when Disney Infinity tried to copy Splatoon, back when DI was a thing?

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Darwinianevolution (on 27 May 2023)

So this is a online multiplayer shooter, surely with microtransactions and live-service elements. Remind me again how many of those has SE abandoned and left to die in recent times?

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KLAMarine (on 25 May 2023)

So when's release?

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 25 May 2023)

Looks pretty cool!

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KLAMarine (on 24 May 2023)

No squids though which goes well thematically with ink.

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Kakadu18 (on 25 May 2023)

Bootleg Splatoon

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