Posted 12 May
Match-3 puzzler Sparkle 2 coming to PS4 and PS Vita
Hello again! I’m back today to announce 10tons is about to bring another hit action puzzle game, Sparkle 2, to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The game will launch on both platforms on 21st May, with Cross Buy.
Sparkle 2 is a superbly polished match-three marble shooter action puzzle game set in a mysterious world of magic and wonder. The game features superbly smooth gameplay, plenty of powerups with big special effects, beautiful graphics and a cinematic soundtrack. Check out the trailer to see what it’s all about.
“An even more pleasant surprise, was how fun the game is to play with the Dualshock 4 touchpad”
Sparkle 2 was originally released in 2013 for PC and mobile as an eagerly waited sequel to one of our biggest hits. The original Sparkle is available for PS Vita, but we weren’t able to bring that game at full TV resolution. Sparkle 2, however, we can run in any resolution or aspect ratio and render the graphics as large as we like. The PS4 version looks simply amazing.
We’re particularly proud of how well the basic gameplay translated to gamepad controls. Marble shooters play great with mouse controls or a touchsceen, and we had an idea it’d work with a gamepad analogue stick too. We just didn’t expect it to be quite as good as Sparkle 2 turned out.
An even bigger unknown, and an even more pleasant surprise, was how fun the game is to play with the Dualshock 4 touchpad. We’re using it basically like a mouse, with an on-screen pointer, and it works really nicely. On PS Vita we of course use the touchscreen, and it’s just awesome.
So, check PSN in a couple of weeks for Sparkle 2 and download the free trial! We are also hard at work on our next PS4 release, which we hope to tell more about in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!