Fat Princess Dev Diary: Ah, For the Love of Cake

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Hey Everyone,

This is Deb Mars, Managing Producer at SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Some of you may know me from spreading all that PixelJunk love around this here blog space. But I’m here now to introduce you to a brand new PSN title that we’re pleased as punch…well, really…pleased as cake to talk about Fat Princess.

Some of you may have seen this video already in the Theater in HOME between May 7 and May 14. There was a small mention of it in this post about HOME updates. We put up the video in HOME first as an exclusive for you eager souls looking to get a bigger, better, badder glimpse of our dear Fat Princess in all its glory.

The video is an in-depth look at the creation and inspiration behind Fat Princess, told through interviews with Craig Leigh from developer Titan Studios, and little ‘ole me and Matt Morton. We talk about how the concept for the game came about, the distinctive and charming art style, and loads more including some of the hilarious and irreverent stuff you’ll find in the game.

The video is coming to the PlayStation Store this Thursday in all its big, fat, sweet, awesome HD glory for you to download and watch over and over.

Look for more information about Fat Princess in the coming weeks. We’ll be at E3 showing off the game, so stay tuned for more info soon!

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  • Just putting this out there, after the game is released is there any chance you’d put out some sort of mapmaker or mod function? This game has serious mod potential.

  • I hope you support XMB Custom sountracks!

    I need some XMB LOVE HERE!

    • Yeah, we love our XMB custom soundtracks, too! It\’s a great idea, and something that we\’re definitely going to investigate further.

  • This game is so funny LOL

  • I cannot wait to play this game. By any chance, does it have offline splitscreen mode like Calling All Cars… this also seems to work as a party game, even if the number of players would be 4. Though 2-4 playing online from the same system would be nice as well.

    • Thanks for your comments, and nice to hear you\’re excited for the game. Unfortunately, no splitscreen mode at this time. Bummer, yes, but we may consider this for the future.

  • I love the game. It has a unique feel to it.

    Will the beta testing end this week or will it continue?

  • DAY 1!!!

    Please tell TITAN to add custom soundtrack though.

  • Mat Morton looks like Bill Roper lol

  • Never thought I’d see this game as a violent game, but now it just looks a lot more interesting now like it’s a war/battleground.

    Purchase!

  • The game is great.

  • So how much would this game be??
    and would it be free it any point???
    because i bought kung fu rad doll.. and now its free… and if i know its going to be free i wouldnt have bought it…

    So… ya! IT looks like a great game!

  • Looks like this game is going to be pretty fun.

  • Deb is pretty hot. I dunno, i have a thing for her

    DEB YOURE PRETTY HOT

    lol :D

    Oh ya…right fat princess..should be good..

    :P

  • one HUGE question. Will your teammates be able to help you carry the flag? So that a fat princess can be retrieved as fast as possible depending on the number of people who are helping you carry her.

    It’s definitely more teamwork-y

    • Absolutely…it\’s all about teamwork. You can work together to join up and carry the princess, and you\’ll move faster. This is indicated in-game with a cute little pink heart icon to show that you\’re \”linked up\” with others when carrying the princess.

  • In the Beta now so its a Day 1 buy for me….I’m just ready to get on some more maps….the one in the Beta is getting old….lol

    and XMB in-game music would be GREAT!!!

  • @13 you can do that now…..didnt you notice they showed that in a few pics??

  • as much as i wanted this game… after taking part in the beta i will have to pass. It bored me to tears

  • This game is so awesome. It has been on the top of my radar for a long time, can’t wait custom soundtracks would be great with this as well.

  • Can we get a new level in the beta? Those other levels looked great.

    • We have a ton of awesome fun maps, in several different types of environments…but they won\’t be available in the Beta. You\’ll just have to hold out until the full game releases this Summer.

  • I kind of wish you could pre-pay for PSN games. I want to make sure I get this on the first day.

  • In the beta and loving it.., anxious to try some more maps though.

  • I cannot wait for this game. I will be downloading this one for sure. :)

  • Party System please. Being able to easily play with friends on your same side is paramount for such tactical, classes based games. Otherwise it’s gonna be chaos.

    • We have an option to Play With Friends and allow players to switch teams before the game starts, so you can definitely get all your buddies together and duke it out on the playing field.

  • Release date maybe? And can we please get the devs to come into the BETA forum

  • i would get this game if sony got there arse in gear and do psn top up cards in the uk

  • looks great, have anyone any idea what is the price point for this game?

  • yes do not make another Killzone2 like multiplayer chaos game and add party system!!!

  • Looks fun.

  • looks fun!!!!!!!

  • TheInfectedBy590

    When does it come out?! Damn, I want this game so bad! :)

  • I’m definitely looking forward to this game. I love games with support classes in them.

  • i hope the finished game doesn’t have all the screen tearing the video and i think the beta had. it will really ruin the experience. personally i’d rather have it delayed to fix that issue (if its there) than not. just putting it out there

  • oh, but other than that the game is amazing :) i cant wait to get it

  • This is going to be a great game, this is going to replace my warhawk addiction.

  • Cant wait to play this one. Im gonna be poor the rest June (InFamous, Batman, Prototype) so im cool if its not released til at least July.

  • Gotta speak with the rest of the people. I really want to play my own music through XMB while I play. Upgraded my harddrive and have over 10,000 songs saved on there, but most games don’t think to allow you to use them. PLEASE ADD IT!

  • If it has CO-OP (both online and offline)and custom soundtrack Im sold….

  • I MUST HAZ CAKE!

  • The first time I heard about Fat Princess was in an article online stating some groups were against it and its name. After SONY pretty much gave those groups the finger…I was sold. Day 1 Buy

  • looks great!

  • Looks like a fun game

  • I hope this game is not more than 15 dollars.

  • Day first for me..Lookin good!!

  • i thought the cake was a lie ;) ,but i guess it is true and chicks love cake huh?
    i can hardly wait to get my hands on this game. i wonder how people got into the beta because this would have been one game i would have loved to get into the beta through like qore or something. I WANT THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!

  • You know what would of made this game better? If the two team castles were made out of the cake and the more you feed the princess the less defensive your castle is. Basically it would be opened for the other team to get inside. Maybe you guys could make this a game type?

  • This will be a day 1 buy for me, i have not done any day 1 buys on PSN yet, so Titan should be happy about the game they have made !!

  • How can I try the beta out and PLEASE make it split screen co-op + online multiplayer, that would be so dope.

    This game reminds me of team buddies to some degree and that makes me very happy.

  • VanilaGorila-x-

    I’ve been playing the Beta for a few weeks now and the game is Hella Fun!!

    Peace,
    VG

  • THIS WILL BE AMAZING

  • I love strategy games like this!

  • awesome game cant wait!!

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