Guildford, England– November 23rd 2010– Hello Games, the bright young indie start-up, celebrate Thanksgiving with a half price sale and all new DLC.
Speaking earlier today Sean Murray, Managing Director said;“Some very patient people still haven’t bought Joe Danger yet, and they often email me. They say that they know a sale is coming. They can smell it apparently, but they just want to know the date. The good news is finally their wait is over, today is the day. We're all looking forward to meeting on the leaderboards."
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Joe Danger will be available at HALF PRICE in the American Store, between the 23rd and 30th of November. That’s just $7.49 for what many are calling the PlayStation®Network“Game of the Year” (or PSNGOTY).
Also released today is a host of all new characters for Joe Danger, including a ghoulish undead Knight, a cheeky monkey and a turkey-chomping Indian.
Sean explains:“We're from the UK, so Indians eating turkey is as far as our understanding of Thanksgiving goes. We actually asked the community for suggestions for characters, which has been eye-opening. Apparently monkeys really are as popular as you might think, but Zombies are on the wane, which is long overdue..."
Joe Danger is a flagship title for PlayStation®Network and has already received many critical plaudits. Achieving a Gold rating from the world’s largest gaming magazine, GameInformer, and Editors choice on one of the world’s largest gaming websites, IGN. It was also nominated for three awards at GDC 2010, including the D2D Vision award and IGF Grand Prize. As well as being nominated for Best New Download IP at the 2010 Develop Awards, where Hello Games walked away with Best New Studio and Best Micro Studio.
ABOUT JOE DANGER
Joe Danger recreates that childish joy of the first time you took a toy motorbike, doused it in lighter fluid, lit it, and launched it at high speed over your carefully constructed ramp out a second story window. In this fast, fun and frantic title players will wear the cape of down-and-out daredevil Joe Danger. From humble but dangerous beginnings old-school Stunt hero Joe, publicly humiliated by the reckless Team Nasty at the start of the game, competes to regain his reputation as the Master of Disaster.
Race against your rivals, out-thrill your friends and defy death to defeat the dastardly Team Nasty. Across over 50 eye-poppingly gorgeous and eye-wateringly dangerous levels take Joe on the ride of his life and go from zero to hero.
Easy to pick up and hard to put down Joe Danger gives arcade classics a nitro boost up the exhaust pipe, and puts the Evil in Evel Knievel. Get ready for a burst of sugar-rush excitement for today’s jaded gamers.
Play, Create and Share! Freeze the game at any point to enter edit-mode and change your world any way you want. Put a ramp down just before you land or place a ring of fire just before you go through it. Create the most ridiculous stunts you can think of, then use them to smash some World Records! Share your creations with all your friends and torment them with your devious creations.
Physics with Cartoon Timing!“Joe Danger” Uses advanced cartoon physics to create a world ripe with slapstick humor. Laugh in the face of Danger, but it laughs back when you crash, as you bounce from boulder to boulder, on fire, towards a pile of giant mousetraps. Flung from your bike at high speed, make a last ditch attempt to please the crowd, by pulling poses mid-air and nudging yourself into the directly into path of Danger.
Battle your Friends! Take on your friends to compete in outrageous Split Screen face-offs. Tricks earn boost which gives player’s the ability to gain ridiculous speeds and pull even bigger tricks. Master your motorbike, then take on the World with your high-scoring Combos.
ABOUT HELLO GAMES
Hello Games was founded by a band of four friends who had climbed their way to the top of the pile at great developers like Criterion, Sumo, Kuju, EA and Climax. They have decided to set forth on a brave journey of discovery and adventure to bring some new, funky coloured pixels to the world.
They have loved every minute of helping to create great games like Burnout, Geometry Wars Galaxies, Sega Superstars Tennis, MotoGP and Black– but it’s come time for them to forge their own path. They must unleash the charm and creativity that has been stopping them from sleeping at night. Joe Danger is their first title, a triple A game developed by the talented team of four.
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