WELLINGTON, New Zealand– July 10, 2009– Sidhe, New Zealand's largest game production studio, today announced that its original title, Shatter™, will debut on PlayStation®Network in two weeks time. The retro-inspired brick-breaking game, merging familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach, has been gaining buzz and support from the gaming media since its debut at E3 09 in the Into The Pixel Gallery. Nominated as one of the Most Innovative Games of E3 by 1up.com, Shatter™ will be available for $7.99 beginning July 23rd.
“We’ve had an incredibly warm reception from everyone who has played the game so far, and we’re looking forward to the PlayStation audience getting a chance to play Shatter,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe.“We think the audience will find Shatter to be a fun title with a deep, inspired soundtrack that makes you want to keep playing long after you should be in bed.”
Shatter will remind players of classic brick-breaking games, but with twists that make it modern and unique including:
• Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive
• Standard, Boss Rush and Bonus game modes enhanced with leaderboards and trophies
• Vibrant 3D style presented across 10 distinct worlds in 4xAA 60fps HD
• A fully scored soundtrack featuring more than 90 minutes of rich original music
Shatter continues Sidhe’s moves to self publish a range of original, high-quality titles for the console download market. For more information on Shatter, visit: www.shattergame.com
Founded in 1997, Sidhe is an award-winning developer of console, handheld and PC games. The largest game production studio in New Zealand, Sidhe has a proven track record of creating high quality licensed and original titles for a worldwide audience. The studio has produced more than 20 high-profile titles including GripShift® (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP), Jackass™ the Game (PSP, PS2), and most recently Speed Racer The Videogame™ (Wii, PS2), as well as multiple games based on the NRL Rugby League franchise. For more information on Sidhe, please visit: www.sidhe.co.nz
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International Digital Entertainment Agency