You know, this is how you announce a game. None of that stupid fannying around with countdowns and cloudy skies, you just make a cool little site, ensure your game has a brilliant title and the rest will fall into place. Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! is out next month, looks deliciously kooky and fun, and won’t break the bank. The game, from London-based development studio Mediatonic, is a brand-new, original IP for the company and will first be released exclusively for Sony’s PSP and PS3 as a download from the Store.
We’re told that in the game, the player takes control of a massively powerful (and slightly unhinged) aristocratic demon known only as “The Duke” who is woken up by the sound of his princess being stolen from her heavily barricaded room in his castle. Without a single clue to go on, he can only assume that monsters were (probably) responsible, and sets out to track down his missing princess by beating up monsters largely at random in the hope that it will (somehow) reunite him with his beloved princess. Sounds ace.
The game pushes the Minis platform in a number of ways, not least with the filesize which is “over 95MB”. Co-founder and creative director Paul Croft said: “There is a lot of room for growth in the Minis section of the Store and we truly hope that MPSMP will stand out as the fresh, original and fun title that it is. It’s a massively exciting game for us and we hope that our players will enjoy playing it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it. We’ve had a lot of experience in developing browser-based and iPhone titles, but this is the most ambitious game we’ve attempted.”
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