Your first look at Mediatonic’s out-there beat ‘em up
Hello there! Mediatonic here, checking back in on the PlayStation Blog after a long absence. Some of you may remember our PSN Minis. If you do, it’s highly probable that we love you. If you don’t, that’s okay too!
We’re very excited to lift the curtain on our return to Sony platforms with Foul Play, coming soon to PS Vita and PS4! In this encore performance, we’re thrilled to announce a Cross Buy release hand in hand with some exciting new difficulties and optimisation for each platform.
Foul Play is our theatre based beat ’em up where Victorian Daemonologist, Baron Dashforth, recreates his adventures for the stage; brawls and all!
No expense has been spared for the Baron’s one night only spectacular show and it’s a game that rewards performance over pummelling, as every strike and combo has to keep an eager audience entertained!
You don’t have a conventional life bar, but a “Mood-o-Meter”. Keep it filled with audience pleasing action and you’ll be met with cheers, whoops and hats in the air aplenty! Miss your cues, get beaten around by the adversarial actors and you’ll find yourself booed off stage…
Join the Baron and his assistant Mr Scampwick in co-op play wading through hordes of combat trained actors in a variety of menacing (and/or ridiculous) costumes.
The various plays of the night represent the scarcely believable, but ENTIRELY ACCURATE tales of Baron Dashforth banishing daemons. The lovingly crafted sets vary from the automatons of Atlantis to werewolves on the misty moors of Somerset and even a cult inadvertently starting the great fire of London!
Now we’re in the process of making sure everything looks great on the PS Vita display and in full 1080p for PS4 with our 60FPS animations. We’re not quite ready to announce what day will be opening night just yet, but if you’ve got any other questions I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments!
We had a lot of fun playing with the conventions and limitations of the theatre for such a grandiose tale. All in all, we can’t wait to bring our brawler, characters and humour to Sony platforms. If you want so see how we’re getting on, check us out on Twitter, Facebook or our official website!