April 22nd 2010
“Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!”, an original PSP minis title from London-based indie development studio Mediatonic is launching today.
Available worldwide, the game is playable on both the Playstation Portable (PSP) and Playstation 3 (PS3). It is priced at $4.99 /£3.49 /€3.99 as a download from Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN) Store.
The game is the largest game to date on the Minis platform, hitting the 100mb limit and is a brand new original IP for Mediatonic.
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.
The game is an upwards-scrolling platformer in which the player must chase down giant fleeing monsters and subdue them by crashing into them three times. As the player touches platforms on the way up they will build up a combo, delighting the Duke and increasing his speed and power to enable him to unleash increasingly over-the-top finishing moves when he defeats the monsters.
Mediatonic’s co-founder and creative director Paul Croft said:“We’ve had a great experience working with Sony on the minis platform, they’ve been very supportive and we’re already working on our next minis title. We believe minis are a great opportunity for indie developers to create fresh and original content. It’s a fantastic feeling to see the game go live– we’re really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it!”
Writer and designer Jim Griffiths said:”The whole team loved making this game and we’re very proud of it. We believe that the very best games are those where the story, characters and gameplay mechanic all support and strengthen each other to create a truly engaging and rewarding experience. We very much hope that’s what we’ve achieved and can’t wait to see what the response from our players will be!”
“Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess” is rated 12+ for“Violence”,“Sex” and“Bad Language” by the Pan-European Game Information (PEGI).
Game features summary:
• Full story mode with animated cut-scenes detailing the Duke’s story
• Six unique worlds and monsters to battle through
• 24 levels in total
• Fast-paced upwards-scrolling chase action
• Original platforming and combat gameplay mechanic
• Full original(ish) soundtrack
For more information, contact Paul Croft:
+44 (0)207 010 7852
Or follow Mediatonic updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mediatonic
Formed in 2005, Mediatonic is an independent developer focused on producing high quality original games on a variety of platforms including social networks, iPhone and PSP. Based in the west end of London, England, Mediatonic’s team of 20 is dedicated to creating the best games they can, packing each release with passion, love and the utmost attention to detail. For more information, visit www.mediatonic.co.uk