Echochrome II due Dec. 21

PlayStation Move-based puzzle game will arrive on PlayStation Network in two weeks; price still TBD.

With World of Warcraft: Cataclysm now out of the gate, there are few games left on the 2010 release calendar. One of them, Echochrome II, today received a release date, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog. The downloadable puzzle game will go on sale December 21 via the PlayStation Store, which will also receive a series of NeoGeo rereleases on the same day.

Sony is hoping Echochrome II will cast a shadow on PS3s during the holidays.

Like its predecessor, Echochrome II is visually minimalist and heavily influenced by the mind-bending works of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. However, the new installment adds an additional layer of gameplay by incorporating the PlayStation Move, the PlayStation 3's motion-sensing system. Players will use the PlayStation Move controller like a flashlight, casting shadows on a wall behind an obstacle course. The shadows will create bridges that players can traverse in order to navigate onscreen mazes.

Echochrome II will have 100 levels, each of which can be played in a different mode. In Escort mode, players will navigate the maze by creating a shadow path. In Echo mode, the object is to collect the translucent shadow characters to pass a level. Finally, in Paint mode, the goal is to "paint" a certain percentage of the maze by having characters of a particular color cross a corresponding section.

No price point for Echochrome II has been announced. For more on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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19 comments
hippiesanta
hippiesanta

I hope this MINIMALIST game are not too expensive when it release at PSN.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Echochrome was a interesting game. It will certainly be fascinating to see how Move is integrated into it.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Another solid Move game in the PlayStation Store. Nice. I might have to get a Move sooner than I had originally planned.

M3ran
M3ran

didnt play the first one,this one seems intresting

blackace
blackace

The first game was great. I have it downloaded on my PS3. I think I paid $20 or less for it. The game is tough. You really have to think ahead. I'm not even thinking about the sequel until I can finish the first game.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

The first one taxed my brain.. This one looks set to kill me. Genius!

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

The first one was good. Not sure about getting this one

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Nice. I like games that tease the mind, and this certainly does that....

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

I played the demo, it's an interesting game, the use of shadows is far more logical than that crazy perspective stuff in the first one, even though that was one of it's draws.

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

If I get the Move , it will be mainly for this game ! The first echochrome is brilliant .. and this is the same , with a lot more ..

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Please be free with PSN+. I'm still broke.

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

loved the first!!! cant wait

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

KillerJuan77 I think you should most games that have Move support except for Sport's Champions currently can be played with a standard controller.

Mystearical
Mystearical

I heard the first game is an amazing puzzle game... hopefully the second delivers

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I only played the demo of the first game but I thought it was interesting.

Zazabar11
Zazabar11

The original game was pretty tight. Looking forward to this one. I want people to give me a thumbs up for this comment.