PopCap's smartly casual real-time strategy game finally graces the Sony PlayStation in February.
Sony fans have been denied the experience playing of Plants Vs. Zombies for too long! SOE has announced a slew of new games coming down the pipe for PlayStation Network and PopCap's game is at the top of the list of some interesting titles, mostly concerning robots. Acceleration of Suguri X Edition is a quirky game of robot battle royale in a cell shaded Japanese style. Slam Bolt Scrappers puts the two disparate game genres of construction sims and fighters together in a PlayStation Network exclusive. The other game titles included in the announcement were the village-building game Akimi Village from NinjaBee, Rochard following the adventures of the eponymous space miner, and Sideway developed by Playbrains and Fuel Industries. Unfortunately, no release date information (other than PvZ dropping sometime in February) or pricing was announced.
"SOE has delivered more than 6.5 million downloads worldwide on the PlayStation Network, including a mix of classic and original intellectual properties, top-tier casual games, and PlayStation Network exclusives," said Chris Sturr from Sony Online Entertainment. "We continually seek creative opportunities to generate new and entertaining ways to enhance a player's gaming experience and our latest line-up proves this with all-new games that are fun and engaging."
For me, the craziest and most interesting title announced today is Sideway. The game lets you play as a 2D sprite named Nox as he tries to break into the art culture of a 3D New York City. I don't know exactly how that will work but the visual art world seems like a subject matter that hasn't been tapped yet for a videogame. I'm interested to see what Sideway is all about.