Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Boils Down With A 40% Off Sale On PlayStation® Vita

Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2013  – The hen house is abuzz today! Ratloop Asia, an independent publisher and developer of high quality, innovative games, today announced their promised sale for its cinematic platform adventure game, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken , on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. With a variety of unique new features including new chapters, puzzles, and plenty of fowl humor, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and is currently 40% off for PlayStation® Plus members.

The Rocketbirds PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system version has been amped up for the PS Vita and notable differences include tilting screens, both Adhoc and Online Co-op and two difficulty settings. The Vita version has a new end boss as well as improved graphics – several chapters have been modified to improve both graphics and flow.  Players who have already launched into Rocketbirds on the PS3 TM will be rewarded with two additional co-op characters, Sniper Budgie and Agent H – the bird behind the sci-fi rock band New World Revolution. 

From now to April 2 nd, PlayStation® Plus members will be rewarded with a deep 40% off discount.  Now’s the perfect time to grab Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken for the reduced price of $5.99 (the PS3 TM version will also be discounted to $7.19 during the same timeframe), just in time for some exciting news that will be coming soon for the Rocketbirds franchise.  Keep watching the official ratloop Twitter (@ratloop) for more details as to when this big announcement will be unveiled.

In Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken for PS Vita, players will take control of Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War (a chicken so tough, he survived being boiled as a fetus), to lead the rebellion against the draconian penguin oppressors to overthrow their hold on Albatropolis! It’s an old-school cinematic action-adventure set in the Rocketbirds universe, a world filled with some despicable and often violent birds.  The game sports jetpacking sections, stab-action in the Hardboiled difficulty setting, mind controlling brainbugs, some pretty nifty PS Vita controls, sweet music videos and an Ad-Hoc / Online cooperative mode with its own separate campaign!

The single player campaign in Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken takes players through 15 chapters of Penguin destruction. For the PS Vita version, Ratloop has wired the screens to the built-in motion sensors, so players can tilt the detailed, non-scrolling screens at will. For more information about the game, please visit:   

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Rocketbirds builds upon the highly-successful browser-based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! that received three Independent Games Festival (IGF) finalist nominations in 2010 for Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Visual Art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is available for PlayStation 3 on PlayStation®Network since October 2011 and for PS Vita in February 2013.


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