LocoRoco going Cocoreccho

New quirky creature title--billed as an "interactive screensaver"--coming exclusively to the PlayStation Network.

More LocoRoco goodness is incoming from Sony--this time on to the PlayStation Network. The latest title in the LocoRoco series will be called LocoRoco Cocoreccho in the UK, instead of its Japanese name, Oiedeyo LocoRoco! Boo Boo Cocoreccho! The game will be available from September 20 on the PlayStation Network.

The original LocoRoco game, created by Japanese game designer Tsutomu Kouno and producer Kazuhito Miyaki, was first released in Europe in June 2006 on the PlayStation Portable. The player moved the creatures called LocoRoco through the game using the L and R buttons to tilt the screen, joining them together and splitting them apart again to access different areas. A mobile version of the game has also been spotted in Japan. For more info on LocoRoco, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

The game will cost £1.99 in the UK--international pricing has yet to be confirmed, but will likely be in the region of $4 for the US.

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39 comments
Doolum
Doolum

havent played the game on PSP but heard its a nice one.

lostn
lostn

"I'm not against the SIXAXIS, I'm just against the manditory use of it; I think it should be an option if anything, not required." I feel the same way about the Wiimote, but in the case of the 6axis, it isn't mandatory. Plenty of games don't use it.

FuZionDCA
FuZionDCA

Just as Mr_Sok says, it's the games that make Six Axis look bad. Take two games that use very similar mechanics, Super Rub-a-Dub & flOw. The pace may well have something to do with it, but the latter uses Six Axis much better of the two. Loco Roco may well be another that hits the nail. On a slightly different note, has anyone give the LocoRoco video a quick once over from the PSN store? It's coming across a little Lemmings like with a twist, I could be wrong though. Find Locos & guide them to the exit. At one point in the video there's a Loco count of almost 150 to babysit. Interesting.

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

I think the people that made LocoRoco like to "smoko the wacko tobbaco" if you know what I'm sayin! ;)

Pete5506
Pete5506

I have to say I am new to PS3 and I love the SIXAXIS

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm not against the SIXAXIS, I'm just against the manditory use of it; I think it should be an option if anything, not required.

power-baron
power-baron

I always thought SIXAXIS would be perfect for a game like LocoRoco.

mr_sok
mr_sok

SIXAXIS HATERS BEGONE! This game would be great with SIXAXIS controls. Its not SIXAXIS that sucks, its games like lair that make bad use of them.

lamprey263
lamprey263

yes, I too hope there's no manditory SIXAXIS controls, and I also hope it comes to North America soon, and I'm little worried this game will be super short, as it's likely going to be $4

lukey9493
lukey9493

please dont use sixaxis please dont use sixaxis please dont use sixaxis please dont use sixaxis ect.

FuZionDCA
FuZionDCA

That's a contradiction if ever there was one. I guess every game is an interactive screen saver in this context then... And there's me thinking a screen saver is a program that ran while you wasn't interacting with your device.

mcxps3
mcxps3

this game isnt like the 1st one u dont tilt the world to move the LOCo Rocos instead you use a butterfly to wake up and move the Loco Roco that way. the butterfly is ordering the Loco Roco which explains th ejp title Ordieyo ranslates to Order so if you really loved the first game be foreworned this one is different.

SonyGameHolder7
SonyGameHolder7

psn? SIXAXIS? That'll be great, if worked out properly, 'cause that's been the problem with SIXAXIS features

N8A
N8A

using the tilting sixaxis instead of the l and r buttons? would be more fun that way.

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

I just love the title more than anything else. It's fun to say:D

beestung
beestung

$5 for an "interactive screensaver"? I love LocoRoco, but I'll pass. It's been a year since the PSP game came out and this is all they could come up with for PSN? If they had just taken the original game, made it HD and threw in Sixaxis controls I would've bought it. Get with it Sony.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Screensaver? Are you freakin serious? Love the game on the PSP, I am still playing through it. Can't believe they would half-ass it with a stupid screensaver. BOOO!! Make a damn sequel!!

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

I'm still wondering what exactly interactive screensaver means.

Warfust
Warfust

Never played it, but it always looked fun and quirky.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

azizrulez i cant imagine people playing with their screensaver on their PS3,when they can play so many games instead,and donteven get me started that the 360 doesnt have something like this,im glad its doesnt,im really happy with the games it has,instead of this crap Yeah, for the X360, we pay for skins that we don't even look at because we play games.

Zero_Beat
Zero_Beat

Great price and a great release date - a day before the Japanese get it!

azizrulez
azizrulez

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GrimBee
GrimBee

Locoroco would benefit from a ps3 version with sixaxis control :D I liked locoroco on the PSP, extremely - it was a real delight to have on the PSP. But I don't know how much is left in the series, because I felt that all what was there to explore - had been explored in the first game. So I really hope that Sony are making a ps3 version (for download) and have some sixaxis support - It certainly would be a good way to introduce the Sixaxis to a PROPER game, and also take the series forward a bit with maybe some online mixing (it would be cool to have a friend with some BLUE locoroco things, and you can mix your colour locoroco with theirs for some multiplayer fun) or something. :D

diablobasher
diablobasher

What do you mean 'but' will likely be $4' Thats the same goddam price!!

ElHypno
ElHypno

Locoroco still gives me nightmeres of Japanese creepiness. Its not the game itself..... its the singing. Not since Abenobashi Magical Shopping Arcade have I been more creeped out.

Reetesh
Reetesh

These Cheap games really make me buy em, no matter how the reivews score em :P

Erole
Erole

I'd rather have a load more super rubadub. that game kick cute ass.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

cool I only got the demo on the psp and did not want to pay £30 on it, not I can get this on the ps3 for £2 I am definately getting this!

ianabe
ianabe

always wanted this game but never had a psp. and its only $4. :)

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

sounds cool... i never played the full version of the psp game.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I would like to see a proper game of this arrive on PlayStation Network. I would think the colours would contrast well with a high-definition set.

Colsworl
Colsworl

With that name, who wouldn't buy it?

spazzx625
spazzx625

A full LocoRoco sequel would be so much more satisfying...I love the series

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Erm, yes it sounds cool but come on! give us more Roco!! :D