Tearaway release date and reversible PS Vita box art revealed

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We’re proud to announce that you’ll be able to get your hands on, and indeed in, our new game Tearaway at the end of this year! Tearaway will be available on European shelves and in the PSN Store on 23rd October (23rd October in Australia & New Zealand, 25th October in UK & Ireland).

Need we remind you of the adventures that await? Journey through a vibrant, living papery world, with a plucky messenger who has a unique message to deliver — to YOU!

The papery world of Tearaway unfolds in your hands, allowing you to reach up into the game with your god-like powers and help your new messenger friend, iota or atoi, complete this very special delivery.

You’ll uncover a magical dimension inspired by folklore, and built realistically from paper that unfolds and comes alive before your very eyes. As you explore this world you’ll meet the papercraft creatures that live within it, help out strange new friends and encounter dangerous challenges.

The world of Tearaway blends with our own through the unique features of the PS Vita, allowing you to reach up into the world using the rear-touch panel and see your fingertips appear inside the game, solve puzzles using the power of touch, or literally breathe new life into this papercraft land, in an adventure unlike anything you’ve played before.

Normally a game has just one piece of box art, but we have two main characters for you to choose from – iota and atoi. Who should go on the front of the box then? It was an impossible choice for us to make, so instead of making it, we made a reversible double-sided inlay, so you can decide for yourself!

So finally, and without further ado, allow us to present the box art that you’ll be seeing on shelves this October.


We’ll be back soon with more information on pre-orders, and the special items that will accompany them, so stick around, and see you later!

4 Author replies

Its happening! Its happening!

Aw FINALLY ! Thank you……

James Spafford 10 April, 2013 @ 12:07

no probs :)

supersmith2500 09 April, 2013 @ 17:18

October 25th seems pretty late.

RagingAvatar 09 April, 2013 @ 17:19

Which one is iota and which one is itoa?

James Spafford 10 April, 2013 @ 12:08

iota is the male messenger and atoi is the female one!

Will this game be in english for us in Scandinavia? Because i dont want to end up in the same situation as with Sly cooper

James Spafford 10 April, 2013 @ 12:09

I’m sorry I’m not sure about the translation and localisation plans, but I’d hope you’d be able to choose any language you wanted.

Yes. I’m so excited. Can’t wait for finally be able to play it. Iota and Atoi are great additions to the PlayStation family.

GamerOfThrone 09 April, 2013 @ 17:28

Excellent news , retail version ! DAy one

REALLY waiting for this. Love Mm games. They fill the void of not having Nintendo games on Playstation devices. They take simple concepts and push them in such a creative and polished way that everything makes sense and is fun to mess around. Keep it up guys. <3


Cannot wait for this game. Well done Media Molecule looks like another amazing game from you guys.

6# Sly cooper is playable in English. Just turn the system language to English instead of Swedish.

I’ll be buying this as soon as it hits the shelves, to be honest.

My most wanted psvita game of 2013..


Sureshot purchase!

residentSteve 09 April, 2013 @ 17:46

Will the vita still be around by then? Also not really my type of game, I do think Sony should rename media molecule it’s a slightly dull name IMO.

Great game! :)

That’s ages away. Still, all good things..

Can’t wait! Day one. It’d be cool if the boxes on retail shelves had an even share between Atoi and Iota artworks. I think the brilliant artwork would stand out even more.

p.s. The gameplay videos up until the GameTrailers coverage a few weeks back didn’t do a very good job showing challenging platforming and how the variety of tools like the accordion are used. Maybe the intention’s been to ramp things up but so far it’s been a little flat, the average lazy gamer isn’t imaginative enough to see how everything might slot together!

@5 (RagingAvatar): Iota is the male messenger, Atoi is the female messenger.

@Spaff: Is the gender of the in-game 3D fingers tied to the sex of messenger you choose or can it be chosen independently, just like the skin colour?

James Spafford 10 April, 2013 @ 12:11

The finger is independent from the messenger, you’ll customise the finger to match your own, then pick which messenger buddy you want to adventure with. :)

DoYouLikeMyID 09 April, 2013 @ 20:00

I’ve been waiting since GamesCom for this, still a long way to go, though… :(

PS: The box art looks great!


Great artstyle again.

I LOVE ‘MM’ stuff :P I wish this game was coming to the PS3(or PS4) to tho :(


I really like the look of this game, but it’s releasing so late…aren’t there any interesting games coming to the Vita this summer?


The game is looking great. Still so far away…

Go MM!!! :D

just for that game i would buy a pspvita :p no, really it does remind me of little big planet actually… :-D


Needs to be iota on the front, best cover!

liamanddan2002 10 April, 2013 @ 18:37

Media molecule ps4 and vita LBP3


and it so happens to come out on the same day Batman Arkham Origins is, your taking on a giant with this, and it is out the day after my Bday XD this and Batman must be my Bday cake!

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