Dakko Dakko: Going HD on PlayStation®Vita

Wales, UK, 13th March 2013.  Dakko Dakko has announced that its two popular PSP releases are to be updated and expanded for the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld system. Titled The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD!, both games will benefit from visual and aural overhauls to take advantage of PS Vita’s increased capabilities. Dakko Dakko is readying both games for launch this summer.

The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD!  will both feature pin-sharp visuals in combination with remastered chiptune soundtracks. To take full advantage of their migration to PS Vita, both games will also boast PlayStation®Network (PSN) Trophies as well as additional features and gameplay fine-tuning. Notably, The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character adds online leaderboards to its Challenge Mode, and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD! will allow players to use the PS Vita’s rear touch panel to provide even more scope for skilful play.

Dan Croucher, producer, Dakko Dakko, said: "We're really happy to be bringing these games to Vita. The redrawn and remastered graphics for both games look amazing on the bigger screen, and the music sounds better than ever.” He continues, “All in all, these will be the definitive versions of Dakko Dakko's first two games."

Commenting on the announcement, SCEE’s Senior Business Development Manager Shahid Ahmad said  “We are delighted to be welcoming these beautiful and charming titles to PS Vita. The Dakko Dakko team has consistently impressed us with their creative flair and vision and we’re excited about their approach in remastering the HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD! for their new home on PS Vita.”

For more information and interview access, please contact:

Tony Coles, Peppermint P - Tony.coles@peppermintp.com - +44 (0) 207 240 2645

Notes for Editors:

About Dakko Dakko

Dakko Dakko is a nimble, impassioned and talented game development studio formed in 2010 by programmer Rhodri Broadbent. Having worked on projects for Lionhead Studios (Fable) and Q-Games (PixelJunk series, Starfox Command) Rhod started the company with a philosophy to combine tight, fun and rich gameplay with precise controls and beautiful artwork, all designed down to the microsecond to amuse, entertain and challenge players. Dakko Dakko’s first two games - 'The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character' and 'Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims' - have met with critical acclaim and success on the PlayStation Network. Their next title, ‘Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails’ will be released for WiiU in 2013. For more information, visit http://dakkodakko.com

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe:

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®2 (PS2®) computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system,  and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE has revolutionised home entertainment since they launched PlayStation® in 1994. PS2® further enhances the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEE also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at http:/www.playstation.com/www.playstation.com"> www.playstation.com.

PlayStation, PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSP are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners  

Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.