Or, let me state that another way. Are you ready to play Japanese-style (doujin) indie video games on the PSN? Rockin' Andreoid, an indie developer, announced an agreement with SOE to release their titles on the PSN. The first three titles that will be released next month are as follows: Gundemonium Recollection
, and Hitogata Happa
. They are designed for side scrolling 2D action and will feature PSN Trophies and remote play capability.
Read on for more details and check out some of the first screens that were released today.
SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AND ROCKIN’ ANDROID TO BRING JAPANESE INDIE-STYLE GAMES TO THE PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
SAN DIEGO, Calif. April 28, 2010 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and indie videogame developer Rockin’ Android announced today a collaborative effort, in which the two companies will localize, produce and release doujin, or Japanese-style indie video games, for the PlayStation®Network. The three titles scheduled for simultaneous release in May 2010 are Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, Hitogata Happa.
“Bringing the Rockin’ Android Gundemonium collection to the PlayStation Network further strengthens our position as a leading publisher for independent titles on the PSN” said Jason Herzceg, Director of Business Development at SOE. “Being the first publisher to bring doujin games to the PlayStation Network demonstrates our desire to deliver new genres filled with creative games to a global audience.”
Rockin’ Android is a highly respected independent publisher of doujin games that now has the ability to expose its games to the large PlayStation Network audience.
“Our collaboration with game development powerhouse Sony Online Entertainment creates an incredibly unprecedented opportunity to expose many of Japan’s top indie video games to the worldwide online gaming community,” said Rockin’ Android President Enrique Galvez. “This is truly an exciting time for both companies, the Japanese indie game industry and gaming consumers.”
About the Gundemonium Collection:
The Gundemonium Collection consists of three titles: Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa. Each game delivers action packed 2-D anime-style game play, and brings the intense indie ‘bullet hell’ genre to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Each of the titles offers multiple levels of frenetic action and high–impact weaponry. All of the titles will offer PlayStation®Network Trophies and remote play capability.
About Sony Online Entertainment:
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids' phenomenon Free Realms®, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all audiences.
About Rockin’ Android:
Rockin’ Android is recognized as a highly respected independent publisher of action-packed doujin games for the personal computer and for the PlayStation®Network. Rockin’ Android is also noted as a world-wide leader in online downloadable games that feature a combination of highly stylized anime visuals and stunning character designs with easy-to-follow interface controls. Launched in 2009 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Rockin' Android is known for publishing the highly acclaimed blockbuster PC game franchise of SUGURI and SUGURI PERFECT EDITION as well as its downloadable PC games, including titles such as QLIONE and FLYING RED-BARREL-A DIARY OF A LITTLE AVIATOR-. More information can be found at www.rockinandroid.com.