Hello everyone! This is Teemu from Frogmind, back here on the awesome PlayStation Blog to share the latest news about Badland: Game of the Year Edition. It will be out on PSN Wednesday 27th May! Just two weeks from now. And it comes with lots of content, local multiplayer awesomeness, large scope trophies, Cross-Buy and Cross-Save between the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems… AND there will be a launch sale!
For the uninitiated, Badland is a multi-award winning, stunningly atmospheric, physics-based side-scrolling action adventure, originally released as a console quality tablet game in 2013. You play as a flying creature called Clony and explore a beautiful forest filled with imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles. You use a variety of power-ups, the coolest one being a cloning power-up where you end up controlling dozens of the creatures at the same time and usually need to sacrifice some of them for the rest to survive.
Badland: Game of the Year Edition builds on the original game’s strengths with completely redesigned controls, perfect for the DualShock and PS Vita. The redesigned gameplay expands on the original by offering full left/right/up/down control over your character. All the levels have been rebuilt for the new controls of the console version and visually enhanced.
The new edition features over 15 hours and 100 levels of single-player story content, 100 co-op and 27 multiplayer deathmatch stages for four-player local multiplayer. The game looks stunning in full HD and the multiplayer gameplay has been praised everywhere we have shown it. The co-op mode works well even for players of different skill levels. As long as one player survives, he’ll be able to resurrect the others at the next cloning power-up.
With Cross-Buy, you can get the game for all three platforms that share your PlayStation Network ID. And when playing online with your PSN account on your PS4 or PS3, your progress will be saved onto the cloud. So when you break out your PS Vita on your morning commute, you can pick up right where you left off and continue on your PS4/PS3 when you get back. There’ll also be Leaderboards shared across all three platforms to compare stats and records with friends and foes alike.
The launch week sale will offer 10% off the normal price, while PS Plus members save 20%.
Check out the nature documentary trailer about the life of the Clones above and see if you can recognize the narrator’s voice?
Thanks so much for reading! We can’t wait for everyone to start saving those Clones on 27th May!
Oh and one last thing, the PlayStation versions have been made in a three-way co-operation with two other indie studios, Blitworks and Frozenbyte. We can’t thank them enough for the amazing job they have done with us! Everyone has been going the extra mile for shipping awesome quality only.
Finally, I’m happy to answer any questions in the comments below!