Heres the latest news from the PSN Team:
MonkeyPaw Games would like to pack two great games into this week’s release line-up. Many have been awaiting our retro retake on the classic Burgertime. Others would like to see the next version of Arc the Lad. We hope there are many fans of both! Read on and you’ll see what each game has to offer.
Retro games can transcend their original platform and evolve into the larger world of next-generation gaming. BurgerTime World Tour is a maturation of the arcade classic enhanced with an innovative 3D rotating cylindrical environment and elevated retro gameplay.
When we first started thinking about what to do with the Burgertime license, we laid out the framework for the game’s reinvention. We identified our users as old-school Burgertime fans and as well as a new generation of players, who may not have played the retro classic. Our intent was to add design and functionality, as if the game had been in perpetual development since its inception.
First, we needed to expand the experience and broaden the playing field. By cylindrically rotating the field, we could amplify the world while also generating a 3D feel. The cylinder allowed us to implement 4-person multiplayer, online and local. Many companies don’t bother with online networking because it adds so much cost and complexity. But for us, multiplayer is a must when you consider how much more fun it is to play with friends. These improvements added layers of strategy and longevity.
We allowed Peter Pepper to jump and to throw enemies for additional points. By adding new features like platforming and rocket rides, we gave the player more complexity in navigating the rotational world. Boss characters and new enemies magnified the hurdles and spring new tactics in creating tasty burgers. By now the game is a 50-level monster with a completely new look but maintains the addictive AI of the original.
We think by evolving BurgerTime to today’s level of gameplay, graphics and functions, the franchise will grow and remain a favorite with even more users. Give in to your hunger and taste the difference that the new BurgerTime World Tour delivers!
Arc the Lad II
Japanese RPGs have a particular resonance with fans of the genre. Think of your favorite RPG and chances are it came from Japan.
But actually, not that many have really come at all. Most Japanese publishers couldn’t, wouldn’t, or just didn’t bring their RPGs to the West because the economics didn’t make sense. Only the best ones found their way through.
So, MonkeyPaw Games is proud to bring you the diamond in our RPG portfolio, Arc the Lad II. We have already published Arc the Lad on the PlayStation Network Import section. Now, Arc the Lad II brings preeminence to the series.
It has bigger battles, more characters, harder bosses, and a deep and compelling story that will entwine your senses in a truly epic role-playing experience. And the tactical fighting that made the Arc series famous will keep you at your joypad for unending hours.
Those that played and loved the series will be amazed at how well the PlayStation 3 system brings the game back to life. The localization was done by acclaimed publisher Working Design. There are ways in which the localized version actually improved on the original, so well did Working Design fulfill their vision of the game.
Arc the Lad II is a bellwether title true RPG fans will want to experience. We hope you enjoy this classic gem that we ourselves love so much. Once you start playing the Arc series, you’ll find yourself trapped by its compelling calling, asking for your time to play out its mysteries.
Look at what the comments are saying about Arc the Lad II. Or better yet, try it now on the PlayStation Network Import section.
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