Energy Hook headed to PS Vita and PS4

Former technical director and designer of Spider-Man 2 announced his crowd-funded game Energy Hook is headed to the PS Vita and PS4.

Energy Hook, the crowd-funded game from the former technical director and designer of Spider-Man 2, will release on PS Vita and PlayStation 4 at the same time it's released on the PC, the developer announced on the PlayStation Blog.

Energy Hook comes from the mind of Jamie Fristrom, a 20-year industry veteran who's responsible for the much celebrated physical swinging system in Spider-Man 2. Fristrom also worked on Tony Hawk games during his career, and Energy Hook, in short, is a combination of the core concepts of those two games.

"Imagine that 3D swinging-and-movement games like Spider-Man 2 and Bionic Commando had a love child with points-for-style games like SSX, Tony Hawk and Project Gotham Racing," Fristorm said, describing Energy Hook. "You swing from rooftop to rooftop, pull off mid-air tricks, run along walls, and rack up points and energy for doing it."

Fristrom funded development of the game with an unconventional Kickstater campaign, setting an initial goal of only $1, but ended up earning $41,525 from 1,622 backers. He expects to launch Energy Hook later this year.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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21 comments
SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

The game doesn't interest me, but hopefully it will be a success for him.

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

No xbone love? Looks like indies doesn't want to be part of Microsoft's unfair policies. Good for then, Microsoft doesn't have any rights to tell indies how they are going to work and when to release their titles.

cancelthis
cancelthis

hi im adam orth and i dont like u 

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

I wish him luck personally haven't liked any indie games I've tried so I'm not interested in this.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This game looks terrible, if it was good, they would launch for Xbox One.

blackace
blackace

I'll give it a swing once it comes out.

RedWave247
RedWave247

If this does well, I wonder how quick before they get the Spider-Man license to give it another go. I know i'd be game.

robertcain
robertcain

Spider-Man 2 was another one of the better adaptations I've played and given how awesome it was to simply swing around New York, it's no wonder Fristorm got all this support. Should be another great exclusive on Sony systems!

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

how desperate did he need that dollar, im sure he could just asked a nice person for it XD 

sakaixx
sakaixx

@DiverseGamer it has games, really

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

@Diegoctba  

If it is bad they for sure will release on xbox one with 720p.

KBABZ
KBABZ

@DiegoctbaOr maybe he doesn't want to brave Microsoft's policies for indies?

deranged_midget
deranged_midget

@robertcain Energy Hook is actually multiplatform now mate as it was announced back in early December to land on Xbox One through their first batch of indie titles.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@Diegoctba@Vinnvn Lol Diego, I swear, you are too hilarious sometimes...Its funny how you troll the Sonybots...and they actually fall for it

chaazin
chaazin

@Diegoctba @Vinnvn Obviously older than you. Xbox One is a kids system just like the 360. Once your balls drop, you can play on a big boys system ok?