Hello PlayStation Blog! You may remember that last week we published a post on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita release of Alien Breed, in which our Creative Director, Kevin Carthew, made a sneaky reference to potential future retro-revivals of other classic Team17 titles.
Your response to that was fantastic and here at Team17 towers we all thoroughly enjoyed watching your guesses come in at what title we could be hinting at. Could it be Worms? Project-X? Superfrog? Body Blows? Arcade Pool?
Well, we are now proud to unveil our plans to re-release Superfrog HD later this year, 20 years on from the regal amphibian’s first appearance. Superfrog HD will feature all new graphics and is set to make an appearance on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Debbie Bestwick, Team17′s Managing Director, says, “We’re extremely excited about bringing Superfrog HD to PS3 and PS Vita; it’s the most requested game that our fans are always asking to see make a return. Now, with the 20th anniversary of the original Superfrog and the recent re-release of our classic survival-horror Alien Breed, we feel the timing has never been better.”
Superfrog was originally released on the Amiga in 1993 and received much critical acclaim:
- The One Amiga – 93% – “With Team17′s impeccable track record I was expecting Superfrog to be well above par but it’s far more than that – it’s breathtakingly good. Everything about the game, from the graphics and sound through the control to gameplay, has been honed and tweaked to gleaming perfection.”
- Amiga Computing – 93% – “Superfrog is quite simply Team17′s greatest release to date. It’s full to the brim with great graphics, sound, playability and addiction. You’d have to be completely potty or hopping mad to ignore it.”
- CU Amiga – 89% – “Superfrog is a very polished product, possibly the best that Team17 have ever produced.”
- Amiga Action – 89% – “What can you say about Team17? Everything they touch these days seems to turn into gold and Superfrog is no exception. This is without a doubt the best all-out platform game on the Amiga to date.”
Here’s a sneak peek at how the Prince has changed since his first appearance 20 years ago…