The PS4 has received two new launch titles today, in the form of Pinball Arcade and Putty Squad.Click here to read more...
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Developers: System 3
System 3's "best game never released for the Amiga" is back. Putty Squad, which did manage to make it onto the SNES in 1994 where everyone promptly ignored it, is being resurrected for System 3's 30th anniversary celebration. This time, it's coing to pretty much every platform you can think of and, if all goes well, there might even be a super-limited run of classic Amiga copies on-disc for old school collector types. Maybe, they're still ironing the kinks out on that front.
Of course, what reviewed fantastically well back in 1994 might not fare so well in 2013. Then again, it looks like System 3 have that pretty well covered.
You play as the titular hero Putty, who can perform platforming tricks that Mario and Sonic can only dream of -- stretching out and elongating his body to span gaps, punch bad guys, inflating like a balloon, absorbing items into his gelatinous body to be used at a later stage such as arrows and bombs and an airship. Plopped down into a series of non-linear levels, your job is to collect as many of the little red putties in a level as you find, triggering their appearances by solving environmental puzzles, navigating hazards of all shapes and sizes, and punching dapper cats.Click here to read more...
Ah Putty Squad. The Amiga gem that never was. Released on the SNES, but famously absent from any other platfor, Putty Squad is finally re-emerging to celebrate System 3's 30th anniversary.
"Working on such a prestigious title again and to bring it up-to-date, brings back many great memories. Fans of the original are excited to get their hands on the return of the morphing blue blob hero,” the studio's CEO Mark Cale. “Putty Squad will be available on multiple platforms, where gamers can reconnect with their classic hero, discovering Putty unlike before."
We've played it. Expect a preview very soon. It's awesome, and you can check the game out in action after the jump.Click here to read more...
PSN's rather shaky re-emergence hasn't exactly soothed all of its worried consumers yet, but Sony have been quick to throw another free game into the conciliatory swag pile. They've teamed up with System 3 to offer James Pond 2: Codename Robocod to PS+ subscribers for the bargain price of absolutely nothing. Since everyone is currently a Playstation Plus subscriber, you should probably go ahead and download this PSOne "classic." As I understand it, you'll get to keep any of the free stuff once the temporary subscription lapses - but access to the title may be locked after the 30 day period expires.
Sony's PlayStation Network was brought down by hackers and the online store has remained down for a total of 43 days while Sony puts tight security measures in place to prevent something like this happening again. Now that the PlayStation Store is back up we thought it would nice to give everyone something special. Think of it as a little present from us to you. - System 3
Nice one, chaps. [System 3]