It’s exciting to be back on the Playstation Blog. It’s even more exciting to be able to announce that Joe Danger, the PS3 exclusive title that allows you to fulfill your daredevil fantasies, is about to launch on PSN this June 9th!
I can’t describe what it feels like to see our own game actually hit the Playstation Store. My three friends and I at Hello Games couldn’t be more nervous and giddy. We barely slept for the last few months, trying to get the game finished and polished. I doubt we’ll sleep for a month more, trying to stay on top of the leaderboards.
What I really can’t wait for is the surprises we have in store for Playstation gamers. This has been a total labor of love for us, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what people think of the game.
Stunt, Create and Share
Creating levels in Joe Danger is as fast and fun as playing the game itself. In fact, you never leave the game! As you ride through your level, press Edit at any time to freeze the world and play about with it however you want. You can drop a ramp then launch Joe over it, or place a Shark Tank just before he lands.
You can even create your own challenges to send to your friends. Lay down the gauntlet with your own Multiplayer race level, or set out a Coin Dash against the clock, or a tricky Target Smash.
You can complete a friends level, then just add some more danger and send it right back, for the ultimate challenge. That’s how we’ve created all our own levels in the game.
Joe Danger is a BIG game.
You take Joe from zero to hero across eleven tours, which are each made up of up to ten levels. Levels are set in a crazy diverse set of hazard filled game modes like Target Smash, Assault Course, Race, Coin Dash, Bowling Bounce and Puzzle Mode.
Each of those levels feature a Highscore table and up to eight challenge stars earned by thrilling the crowd. Some involve collecting hidden pick-ups high in the sky using skilful boosting, beating Team Nasty to the finish line, collecting the letters of D-A-N-G-E-R , racing against the clock, launching your bike at top speed towards a rack of bowling pins and scoring a strike, or keeping the crowd cheering as you combo a whole level. Sometimes you’ll be trying to do all of those things at once!
Joe Danger is all about playing with friends, because playing Joe Danger together is how we’ve built this game. That might mean passing the pad on a heart-breakingly difficult Coin Dash, or punching your rivals off their bike in Splitscreen. Sometimes it’s crossing the finish line to immediately see all your online friends highscores, and instantly restarting. More often, it’s about downloading a new level and trying to complete it, before making your own tweaks.
We want this to be a competitive game, something to play with friends and one we hope you’ll want to tell everyone about.
The date is June 9th in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and we really hope you enjoy it!
This has been published a day later than it has on the US PlayStation.Blog to allow its author to respond to your comments more immediately.