Hello everyone! This is Teemu from Frogmind, back here on PlayStation.Blog to share the latest news about Badland: Game of the Year Edition. It will be out on PlayStation Store May 26th! Just two weeks from now. And it comes with lots of content, local multiplayer awesomeness, Trophies, and it’s cross buy and cross save between the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita versions. Bonus: there’s 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 PlayStation. The redesigned gameplay expands the original one by offering full control over your character. All the levels have been rebuilt for the new controls of the PlayStation versions and have been 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 up-to-four-person local multiplayer modes.
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. We believe that the game delivers one of the best local multiplayer experiences on the platform.
With cross buy, you can get the game for all three platforms. And when playing online, your progress will be saved to the cloud. So when you break out your Vita on your morning commute, you can pick up right where you left off and continue on your PS4 or 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. 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 May 26th!
Oh and one last thing, the PS 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.
Happy to answer any questions in the comments below!