New Murasaki Baby trailer, and Akira Yamaoka collaboration detailed

Legendary Silent Hill composer lending his talents to the PS Vita adventure

Hi everyone. Today we’d like to share some more details with you on the world of Murasaki Baby. We’re currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on the game because, as we announced at E3, she’ll be arriving on your PS Vita this September priced at €9.99/£7.99 and we can’t wait for you to meet her and wander around her weird world!


We’re also really pleased to announce the collaboration with renowned music composer Akira Yamaoka who has created an exclusive music track for the game. Yamaoka-san is best known for his eerily ambient Silent Hill soundtracks, and he has partnered up with Ovosonico Music Producer and Co-Founder, Gianni Ricciardi to create a truly weird and wonderful sound track.

For those who’ve never seen Murasaki Baby before, this is a game where you lead Baby through a unique land of nightmares on the quest to find her mother. By simply holding her hand you have to solve the puzzles as you go and help her reach her goal.


Along the way you’ll encounter different characters, which you’ll need to help so that they can help you on your journey. In the new Gamescom video above, you can see some of the new characters, such as Bunny Boy, a disco kid who’s been swallowed by a TV addicted rabbit. Pretty weird eh? And so you have to find a way to free Bunny Boy from his nightmare so he can help you escape from yours.


The game has four different chapters which all have a unique set of moods set – quite literally, the player can swipe the Rear Touch of the Vita and change the mood in the game. Each mood grants the player a different ability which affects Baby’s reality which can be used to get through the puzzle situations.


Stay tuned for much more information over the coming weeks where we will be giving you more behind-the-scenes insights of the development of Murasaki Baby and exclusive interviews with Ovosonico’s creative lead, Massimo Guarini and the rest of the team.

We’re delighted to bring you Murasaki Baby in September and we can’t wait for you to meet her soon!

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Can we move her without touching controls ?

    madmanwithabox12 12 August, 2014 @ 3:16 pm    

    The touch controls are kind of the whole point. It’s not a platformer, you are guiding Baby through a dangerous world using the Vita’s bells and whistles in some very clever ways.

zalwelgoedgaan 12 August, 2014 @ 2:25 pm   2


Acquiescence 12 August, 2014 @ 2:26 pm   3

This game looks awesome guys, I’ll be there day one.

X_Blood_Curse_X 12 August, 2014 @ 2:28 pm   4

Getting Akira in on this is a super cool idea. Quite interested in this game, love the artstyle. Price seems good too, any chance of a plus discount at all?

SicKBuBBleGumZ 12 August, 2014 @ 2:59 pm   5

Anyone knows when the store updates today?

    European_Gamer 12 August, 2014 @ 3:27 pm    

    Store updates are Wednesdays in Europe at 5-6.

    They will only update it tonight if they make some Entwined like announcement at gamescom.


I’ve been interested in this since it was first announced. For some reason the art style reminds me of Edward Gorey. This will be a day 1 purchase for me

madmanwithabox12 12 August, 2014 @ 3:15 pm   7

Been keeping an eye on this since it was first announced last year. Can’t wait to play it. And at that price, who can complain? I’ve paid way more than that for worse games in the past. I hope to see more incredible stuff from Ovosonico after this game! 🙂

HomessaHomem 12 August, 2014 @ 3:27 pm   8


    thekillingspree 12 August, 2014 @ 7:32 pm    

    We’ll have this running happily in our Vitas soon, HomessaHomem, we sure will 😀

European_Gamer 12 August, 2014 @ 3:29 pm   9

very different and very interesting game.

PIREDERAS 12 August, 2014 @ 4:17 pm   10

Can’t wait for this game. And the price is really attractive.

mellan_Konsten 12 August, 2014 @ 4:31 pm   11

Is the games focus more on the journey than actual skill or is it a challenging game?

thekillingspree 12 August, 2014 @ 7:23 pm   12

After watching the (appalling) Sony conference at Gamescom (for Vita owners, anyway), I’m now sure this will be one of the last truly original and interesting games we’ll get to play on our Vitas. I’m both happy and sad about it. Regardless, I’m definitely getting this beauty!

Acquiescence 12 August, 2014 @ 2:25 pm    

Dude, what can Sony do about it? Nothing. Microsoft is desperate in the face of tepid Xbone sales, and in their desperation threw piles of money at Square Enix for an exclusivity deal. That’s just how it is.

WearingFin 12 August, 2014 @ 2:29 pm    

Microsoft are competing. You had best get used to them splashing some cash around to get exclusives, because there is certainly a significant financial incentive for Square Enix in this deal. It’s almost like the SNES / Mega Drive years didn’t exist…


Sony stopped doing anything, they are just resting on their laurel’s, thinking that the devs will come to them themselves if they have the upper hand in sales. There would have to have been 0 communication between devs and Sony to not even notice something as big as that! I was a loyal Playstation player since the very first Playstation was released, but I have never felt so… so… betrayed by Sony.

X_Blood_Curse_X 12 August, 2014 @ 2:30 pm    

MS chucked money bags at Squeenix, chucking money around at third parties and ignoring their own in-house studios is what they do best

Fred Dutton 12 August, 2014 @ 2:50 pm    

Guys, can we stay on topic please? If not, offending posts will start to be removed. Many thanks.


Square-Enix is a separate company to Sony. Sony even sold their shares in Square-Enix. I’m not sure if its funny, quaint or sad the way people seem to equate things. Two different Japanese companies aren’t connected just because they are Japanese…by that rationale EA should stop making all those COD* games (you see what I did there?)

* in case anyone missed the point I know EA doesn’t publish COD games…it’s Activision but hey it’s two American game publishers…must find some…Kevin Bacon (maybe) connection or sixth degree of separation.

Porcupeth00 12 August, 2014 @ 3:37 pm    

Blame MS for their anti consumer practices, not Sony.