The development for Putty Squad on the PS Vita has experienced many twists and turns during its development. It started as a standard HD remake for the PS3 but over time it's slowly morphed into a huge project which has resulted in a whole slew of extra goodies.
It's meant the game has taken a bit longer than we originally planned but the results are all the better for it.
Today we're pleased to announce a bunch of exciting new additions for the game as well as the news that a free demo is being prepared as we speak!
Using the Vita's in-built GPS system you'll be able to collect Putty Squad Stickers. These stickers will appear in your in-game Sticker Album. As you progress and complete pages of the sticker album you'll be rewarded with Putty Squad bonuses such as free Avatars and eventually, exclusive levels!
TOUCH-SCREEN MAP MODE
Some of the levels in Putty Squad are quite complicated so we've added a brand new feature to the game called Map Mode. This enables you to pause the action at any point and zoom into and around a map of the level. Once in Map Mode simply tap once in order to zoom into the map. You can then use your finger to drag and swipe the map in order to explore.
You can also use the map to locate MIAs (missing in action Putty friends) and plan your best route of attack. This whole process is touch-screen controlled.
REGULAR EXTRA CONTENT
There will regular content coming through after the launch of the game. Though we cannot confirm right now exactly what that will be, we are hoping to release sets of Avatars, new levels and maybe even Putty outfits!
Full Trophy support has been incorporated into the Vita version so make sure you scan that checklist and complete every little task in order to fill up your trophy cabinet.
An extra section has now been added to the front of the game to help people get to grips with the many different moves and abilities Putty has at his disposal. It also adds an area where you can explore and get to grips with the controls without having to worry about being bombarded with enemies.
TIME TRIAL MODE
Some of the Trophies on offer are earned by achieving certain times in the speed runs. To help with this difficult task we've added a Time Trial mode where you can scroll through all the levels you've unlocked and play them as many times as you like. Not only does this enable you to keep trying for fastest times; it also allows you to play through your favourite levels at your heart's content and compare your fastest times online.
We already know that some of you have completed the original Putty Squad many times. There are lots of extra bits for you to enjoy in this new version but where the challenge really lies is online. Complete the game and see just how good your score really is compared to everyone else.
You can also use the Time Trial mode to set your fastest level times and compare them on the Online Leaderboards too!
You'll be pleased to hear that we're planning on making a short demo available so you can all sample a few levels of the game for free. We haven't got an exact date for you just yet but keep an eye on www.system3.com for more info on exactly how you can get your hands on it.
As this amazing classic nears the end of the development period we'll be releasing screens and videos to show you all the new features.
A final release date for Putty Squad on Vita will be announced soon.
About System 3
2012 marks the 30 th anniversary of System 3, a landmark occasion in the company’s long and successful history. System 3 stands proud as one of the only remaining, truly independent videogames publishers.
Formed in 1982 System 3 is globally renowned for its groundbreaking videogames that formed the very foundations of the modern videogames we know and love today. From the behemoth that was The Last Ninja, to the platforming brilliance of MYTH: History In The Making, to the legendary status of International Karate and the joyous simplicity of Putty Squad, System 3 has been responsible for some of the greatest videogames of the past 30 years.