‘Explodemon’ for PSN is revealed in picture form

Here’s what they want us to know. The fact that they’re likening it to a SNES game of old does give me hope, but I just hope it’s not a cheap ripoff of ‘Splosion Man’.

LONDON, ENGLAND: PlayStation 3 owners! Hide your treasured possessions and cover your pets in bubble wrap, because Explodemon! will be hitting PlayStation Network with a bang this Q4.

Explodemon! is a 2.5D platform action game brought kicking and screaming into the HD era. Influenced by classic Japanese games from the golden era of the SNES, players use Explodemon’s self-destructive nature to combat enemies and fly through the air, all the while solving a huge variety of physics-based puzzles (and, naturally, causing incalculable collateral damage).

When the peaceful planet of Nibia is attacked by the malicious Vortex forces, the fate of the star system is thrust into the one pair of hands it shouldn’t be: the malfunctioning Guardian robot Explodemon. His comic quest to repel the onslaught and restore peace will take him across three distinct planets over twelve levels, with new abilities and gameplay mechanics introduced throughout.

“We’re really excited to finally be able to reveal Explodemon! to the world,” explains design director Jonathan Biddle, from a blast-proof bunker somewhere below the surface of Nibia. “The game is chock full of gameplay nuggets carefully mined from the greatest titles ever to grace our joysticks. Whether you’re experiencing its intense combat, head-scratching puzzles, or classic platforming, you’ll find we’ve combined all of these elements into an addictive and elegantly balanced package.”

Explodemon! is unrelenting, hard-core brain-tickling action for those who grew up playing platformers, as well as those who’ll discover just how awesome they were.

THE SKINNY (OR TL;DR)

Explodemon! is a 2.5D-styled platform game with a physics-puzzle twist
It’s out Q4 2010
It’s influenced by the classic Japanese games of old
It’s more than a little bit funny, or so our mums said
It’s really rather special and you want to write nice things about it
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  • Hi Glenn. Well, I first started Explodemon as a hobby project in Nov 2005. Our title proper was first revealed in April 2009, a day before Splosion Man. However, we were only able to start it fully for PS3 at the end of last year (games are expensive to make!), so they beat us to market. Since I've not played Splosion Man, I can't comment on any similarities. Check out the long and interesting history of Explodemon at my blog http://www.onebitbeyond.com. Thanks for helping to spread the news. 🙂

  • PSNationTorgo

    Oh awesome, thanks for the info! You should come on the show to talk about it 😉

    I'll check out the blog when I get home tonight.