PAIN Amusement Park: First Trailer and Preview

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These past seven months have really been busy for the PAIN team. In addition to releasing our updates we have been feverishly building the “better mousetrap.” The DOWNTOWN area in PAIN was a huge success for everyone involved! I remember some of my first interviews where I had to explain PAIN to people who haven’t played before. Let me tell you, that wasn’t even remotely easy. Seven months later let me try that again …

PAIN is a game that picks up where other games leave off. In every other game when you are smacked so hard you fall down the game dusts you off, and makes you try again. When you get smacked so hard you fall down it’s time to START playing PAIN! You’ve barely gotten warmed up!

Now you know how to OOCH. Your MONKEYS have been SPANKED. Your FUN WITH EXPLOSIVES skillz are legendary. And MIMES … they get weak in the knees when your PSN Name is whispered. You’re quite the master of disaster.

DOWNTOWN … has so been destroyed.

Now it’s time to hit The Amusement Park for some rest and relaxation right?

WRONG! This Park needs to know your name.

What’s this?

HOT n COLD teddy bears that do the robot? Bouncing CLOWNS that need tossing and smacking? How about a little SHOT CALLIN’ to prove your skillz are better than anyone else around. What kind of Amusement Park is this?

It’s the PAIN ABUSEMENT PARK. This time you can invite your friends to join you. We have online multiplayer capability so you can finally pit your skills against other people on the PLAYSTATION NETWORK. We also support the new PlayStation Trophies. This might be useful to see how awesome your competition is before you challenge them to a PAIN game. There’s a whole lot of content in this Park. For a first preview of the PAIN Amusement Park, head on over to GamesRadar.

I’m very proud of this add-on. A lot of these ideas came from us .. and quite a bit from YOU, our players. If you haven’t been heard, I suggest you get over to and make your presence known … I already posted a brand new blog about how we came up with this add-on.

See you at the Fun Spot … and keep your “Pimp Hand” strong. You’ll need it.

Pain Abusement Park

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  • Very cool! Really enjoy playing PAIN w/ the fiancee… we’re weird like that :)

  • nice

  • When is it coming?

    Trophies and the add on? This week? Can you please confirm it =D

    • The Amusement Park level is scheduled to arrive later this summer. Trophy support will arrive around this time.

  • Can’t wait for the trophies and the new board!

  • Sweet, will it be free? (doubt it lol) will it come bundled with the original pain? if so, will it be at a discounted price for lets say $13-16? If so, I might actually get this

  • So will online multiplayer be for the park only or will it be a patch for downtown too?

  • You missed the most important thing…I think

  • So this will be an Add-on? or a new PAIN?

  • I’m considering this as my next PSN purchase. Great add-ons!

  • Good to see that this game will include Trophy support. Can’t wait for more and everything Sony has to offer at E3.

  • Day 1 purchase.

  • Everything that has trophies sells crazy, this is huge trust us.

  • I’ll have to pick up pain to strengthen my pimp hand. :)

    • Double, I think PAIN has a lock on the Pimp Hand market in gaming. Keep it strong, and we\’ll see you online.

  • Pain redeemed. VERY good job.

    Remember, $4.99-$6.99 is the sweet spot.

    Will the Pain trophies be retroactive since we can’t move the save off of our PS3’s? Please say yes?

    • Big P,
      We worked out a way to make new trophies for your old trophies. Kinda hard to explain, but you won\’t be disappointed – You WILL be getting some trophy lovin\’ for Downtown.

  • Will a Platinum trophy be available?Thanks for posting the video!

  • Travis, this looks awesome and I’m definitely buying it.

    I hope to see more levels after this one, but not so far apart. 8 months with just the downtown level was PAINful.

    • Hammer,
      We are getting better at what we do, and we think we have a pretty good idea of what the PAIN community likes. Online Multiplayer is a big undertaking for us, but once the Amusement Park is released this summer, we\’ll have a new environment to you pretty soon. No more 8 month waits, cat. Oh, and the environment after the Amusement Park? Three words: Oh. My. Good-Goobly-Goo.

  • Wow, before I was kind of expecting this level to be mediocre, but now after seeing this I’m sold. Trophies are icing on the cake!

  • So was there going to be a patch this week to add trophies to the existing game or was I hearing things?

    Regardless, can’t wait to try out this new area… just picked this game up a few days ago and am pretty intrigued with it.

  • Awesome…question, can u do online in the downtown layouts (all 4 of em)

  • When can we see a list of PSN trophies so that I can update the trophies thread in the Playstation Network Forum?

    • All in good time, FTW. Gotta reveal a little at a time. We\’re still rockin\’ lingerie at this point, but we\’ll share more as we get closer to launch. By the way, I DO look killer in a camisole and pumps.

  • Wow looks fun!

  • I was hoping its free, being you are over charged for Pain to begin with. But I get the feeling these features are not free.

  • And now I shall be buying PAIN. Looks great Travis!

  • I can’t wait!

    tis gonna be awesome.

  • Someone should look into why the Updates to this game is so much trouble. I would like to get this expansion, but I’m not going to sit there for 2 hours to get it to update anymore.

  • “Your monkeys have been spanked”…nice, now i want to buy this game!

  • AWESOME!!!! Can’t wait to play with it—I am a roller coaster nut so that helps!

  • Looking forward to this and after you do this one can you guys do a one at the beach or in a museum

  • Oh, it sounds like we will have to wait a few weeks for Trophies still. Thats a shame.

  • @Sgoryl

    What do you mean around this time? Later this summer? Or around THIS TIME as in this time?

  • Nice guys! Can’t wait to check this out.

    Unfortunately, I cannot watch videos from the PSBlog anymore. I’m using FF3 and tested against IE7. I haven’t seen anyone complain so I will just chalk this up as an issue on my side. Just an FYI.

    i was really hoping for trophies soon…. this has disappointed me.
    please just release the trophy patch now do it quickly before warhawk and burnout get it.
    it is 100% sure to boost game sales and the more people that have it the better chance there is of people buying this expansion. i already own it so im not bothered but id really love to see trophys soon. super stardust hd is good but it only has like 17 trophys which i had in a few days what am i supposed to do for trophys over the next few weeks?

    • Dan,
      I get this strange feeling that you want some trophies in PAIN, yeah? We\’re working as quickly as we can, sir.

  • any known update for High Velocity Bowling?

  • thanks for the support of this game Idol Minds and Travis.

    any info about the Sony characters?

  • Coolness.

  • I can’t wait for online multiplayer. There’s gonna be PAIN all over the world.

  • WHERE ARE THE PSN CARDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ????.

    I want to buy a lot of PSN games, including PAIN, but i cant….. SONY RELEASE THE PSN CARDS SOON PLZ !!!!!

  • hold on u said trophy support will arrive around this time u mean when the add on is out or around this week.

  • Is there any chance I can just buy this Pain version. I never bought the last and think this one looks cool. So I would love to buy it by it self.

    • Joe,
      The Amusement Park will be an add-on for PAIN, so you need to have Downtown in order to play it.

  • Very nice trailer. I’ve been playing PAIN nonstop all of this week. :lol:

  • also that is an awesome version of 1812 overture! any chance we could get the mp3 as a free download like the pain theme song?…

    would love to use that in my custom soundtrack playlist for Pain :)

    • Cap\’n,
      We agree 100%. Chuck Carr, the man behind the music, is amazing. We\’ll have to see what we can do about making that MP3 happen.

  • I love this game and im axiosly awaiting the trophy update and new content.

    ps does anyone know whe4n the co op pack for super stardust will be back for download?

  • saintfighteraqua

    Pain is so awesome.
    I hope we don’t have to wait too long!!
    I want trophies soon!! ^_^
    I also wish the PSN cards would get released at game stop soon. We need them in America!!

    By the way, my PSN name is Saintaqua.

  • saintfighteraqua

    I also wanna see more chaarcters added for free, like the Mime, monkey, construction worker and granny!! They always get hit, but never get launched. :(
    I want to launch Granny!

  • yet another useless gay game that supports trophies……how about a GOOD game finally, I keep saying it but u guys will not listen to me.


  • I can’t believe we get games like this, and yet stuff like Dark Mist gets ignored.

  • Does any one know When High Velocity Bowling will get Trophies suport? I know the game has in-game music already. I have been thinking of buying High Velocity Bowling once it has trophies.

  • Dear Travis,

    Will this new pain update be for free?

    If not(i excpect it to be), how much will it cost?
    im curious to know because im about to put some money in under my accout.

    Please reply,


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