Posted 13 February
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken takes flight on PS Vita today
Building upon our three-time IGF Finalist browser game Rocketbirds: Revolution! and the stereoscopic 3D Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken for the PlayStation 3, it has been fun creating this PS Vita version and utilising a lot of the PS Vita’s awesome features.
When it came time to put together the launch trailer, it made me realise that apart from the sweet screen-tilting (and other great features), the game’s oft-overlooked asset is actually that the PS Vita is so darned portable, allowing people to play the game anywhere – so we really wanted the launch trailer to somehow show it this time (Rocketbirds-style) – and use one of the sweet instrumental remixes from New World Revolution, which is also in the game, to accompany it.
For those of you who are reading about this title for the first time, in this game, you’ll take control of Hardboiled Chicken, the original Cock 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.
We’ve built out a two player co-operative campaign with a story all of its own and six characters to choose from, which we’ve named the dirty half dozen. Play as pint-sized Budgie commandos on an entirely different mission to save the general’s bird-napped daughter.
Yes, it’s on the PS Vita, which means you can play Rocketbirds anywhere you go, whether you’re guarding a Penguin fortress, or waiting for your train. I realise now that it is the game’s main feature, and I hope you’ll appreciate that!
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken for PS Vita is available exclusively on PSN for €7.99/£6.49. If you purchased the PS3 version of the game, you’ll be able to purchase the PS Vita version at a reduced price of €6.49/£5.19 and unlock both Budgie Commando characters (Sniper Budgie and Agent-H Budgie Commando) for the co-op campaign as well! not only that, but PS Plus members can download the game with an additional 20% discount on top of this!
We’ve jam packed this title with awesomeness and polished the heck out of it – so grab your handheld, strap on your jetpack – let’s start a revolution!