Media Molecule’s New Project Revealed: Tearaway for PS Vita

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Media Molecule’s New Project Revealed: Tearaway for PS Vita

Tearaway is kind of like a buddy movie. It stars iota, a messenger from a paper dimension, whose envelope head contains an urgent message to deliver… to you! It’s a very special message, and one that’s unique for each and every player. In order to read yours, you’ll need to take up the role of co-star and, together with iota, journey through the vibrant papery landscape — two buddies going on an epic adventure.

You and iota will travel afar, taking on enemies and helping those in need. You’ll conquer adversity and discover magical papery surprises. But in Tearaway, you’re holding more than just a PS Vita in your hands — you’re holding the paper world itself!

Using the god-like powers inherent to someone who can hold an entire world in their giant hands, you can make your presence felt using a wide range of godly powers that take advantage of all the PS Vita’s bells and whistles — some subtle and some epic. You can shake things up or turn them upside down. A gentle breath from you is a gusty storm. You can even poke your fingers into the back of the PS Vita to tear through into the world and help iota complete this very special delivery.

Check out all this and more in the trailer below…

Anything you see in Tearaway’s papercraft world can be created in the real world from bits of paper! See for yourself — head on over to our Facebook page to get the plans to make your very own customizable Tearaway Papercraft Elk. Be sure to visit us on Twitter too, and show us your creations! For anything else, you can check out Tearaway’s official site.

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  • Im sooooo excited!!

  • This is a very interesting title. I loved me some LBP, but this looks liks some reall good combinations of touch controls and platforming. I hope the price is righ, I’m very interested with this one.

  • I’m already sold on this title but I’m just a bit let down that you guys aren’t working on a PS3 title/ :(

  • I think I need to buy a vita.

  • Oh Media Molecule, I seriously don’t know how ya’ll brain works but you guys are just mad geniuses.

  • i want this on my vita

  • I think this is sort of a ‘filler project’ for them. Their next BIG thing is obviously going to be a ps3/4 game.
    I’m not saying that this game won’t be any good, or that I’m not buying it- because I am and it will be.

    If it’s a full length game it will cost $39.99. You cannot expect anything less from a Triple-A studio.

  • Media Molecule is the only company keeping the Vita alive.

  • Looks like we are gonna need a bigger memory card. :D

  • I was not sure at first and then with the trailer it looked fantastic. Unfortunetly, Im not a portable gaming system fan So Ill wait for PS3 version ;)

  • I don’t own a Vita, and never had any interest in a handheld gaming device, but this game really makes me rethink that.

  • looklike another “childish” game. Look great but i’ll pass. LBP was too “childish” for me.

  • @10: Enjoy waiting forever. See you a week from never.

    The design of the game wouldn’t even work on the PS3.

  • Anyhoo, game looks incredible.

    @12: the only childish thing here is your attitude. What are you early teens? God I hope so, because there’s no reason an adult shouldn’t be passed that frame of mind already.

  • It’s… goddamn brilliant. Typical MediaMolecule.

  • The trailer made me smile several times, the game should do it many many more times. SOLD

  • Day one purchase!!!
    I’ve seen enought to know that I’ll be buying this for sure.
    Just gimme a release date so that I can run to the store to preorder
    *whips out check book



  • Very very cool looking! Lots of great ideas there! Can’t wait to see more!!

  • best looking game from gamescom! can not wait

  • It looks incredibly innovative and has a great art style. I’m curious if there will be a “public” mode or something so everyone’s not yelling at their Vitas on the bus.


  • Until now, I was getting tired of not having Vita games to play, but this looks really promising! I think this is just the kind of game the Vita needs to really take off!

  • Too cool. Love the art style. You can tell this is from Media Molecule. Poor Alex was getting choked up on stage. Looks like you guys have worked very hard on this.

  • And what was this about Playstation not showing the Vita any love? There were more vita announcements today than I could handle with hopefully more coming soon.

    Anyway, this game looks really…interesting. But it’s from media molecule so I know they won’t disappoint.
    It would be kinda cool if you could take pictures of paper sculptures or origami and scan them into the game. I make a mean paper crane! lol

  • I love inventive new IP’s

  • You guys rock.

  • The game looks brilliant. Also, kudos to whoever is picking the songs you guys use in the trailers. LBP has a fantastic soundtrack so I look forward “hearing” more about tearaway.

  • This game seems to bring out the child in me :D

  • @SalM … forget about games like the Souls game that inafune’s working on and Gravity Rush/Daze?

  • Simply amazing! Can’t wait to play this! Can I pre-order already? =)

  • Gee, thanks Media Molecule.

    I let my son watch the video, guess what…you guys just cost me more money, now I HAVE TO buy a copy or I’ll never hear the end of it.

    Combining, fun, simplistic looking gameplay into a cute world…how could you.

    Now my lil guy is going on and on about how he can roar into the mic on his Vita to make the little guy roar to blow away the bad guys and how he can use his fingers to swat them away and stuff, you guys just dont know when to quit.

    Come on seriously…you even added great music…

    I cant win, I should just keep my wallet open and let you guys dip into it whenever ya feel the need to do so…

    Signed, Broke Parent & Happy Gamer.
    PS: I woulda bought a copy even if he was not interested (as if there was a chance of that). :P

  • Not interested in blowing on, or yelling at my game hardware.

  • Stealing Sheep getting some mad love. I approve. Definitely picking this up.

  • If by childish you mean creative and innovative then yes, this game is very childish.

    I don’t mind the blowing as much as the yelling. I’m a very meek individual so I hope you provide us a walk-a-round.

  • Is this a full retail game? Also, release date?

  • Unique gaming experience. I will buy this.

    As for the many people who whine about “new games, not ports” for Vita, here’s one so buy it.

  • This looks just as fun and original as LBP did when it first arrived on the scene. MM, you are all incredible! This is a must have on Vita! I can’t wait!

  • Should have been made for the PS3 as well. The PS3 can handle any type of game as long as the Dualshock is around. Anyway, MediaMolecule, Good luck with the release. I’m just not that much of a portable gamer to buy a PS Vita. Looks unique, but I’ll stick with PS3 for now. Hopefully a 3D LBP 3 will come out in the future ; )

  • This game looks fun. I got my vita and was a little board with it at first disappointed they didn’t use all the fun features this game looks like it will take things to the next level. I’m a big LBP fan MM has some very creative stuff and this is something I would expect from them excellent.

  • Consider this bought. — 12

  • Now I want a PS Vita more. Consider it eventually bought.

  • Very impressive! The game looks great, and seems to be appropriately suited to the hardware as well.

    Media Molecule is surely one of the brightest gems in Sony’s crown. Keep up the good work!

  • Awesome trailer! Pre-order without a doubt.

    But, just 1 question…what is that song? It is absolutely perfect for your game and the trailer (of course, that’s just how you guys roll).


  • Release Date?

  • Is Play Create Share apart of this game?

    • Tearaway focusses on playing, rather than creating, but there will be lots of room to be creative with personalisation, customisation, etc. Also, if you take the plunge you’ll find that everything in the game can be made from bits of paper in the real world :)

      We’ve given out plans to make the papercraft Elk from the trailer if you’re up for some arts and crafts :

  • ok, i think mm has a portal to the world of small, adorable, human shaped characters cuz they keep whippin em out. and can anyone else forsee some lbp dlc, lol. imma have to get this, mm has never let me down.

  • MM have to be one of the most creative studios i have ever seen in gaming, very smart decision sony made when they added them to the playstation family, people were complaining that sony doesnt let its big studios develop games for handheld systems, well there you have it guys, MM and GG are developing Tearaway and Killzone Mercenary. consider 2 copies of Tearaway bought day 1 MM. i cant freaking wait to see how you guys are gonna take advantage of Near, is Tearaway supporting Play, Create, Share?

  • Wow, that was amazing. 1st day buy.

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