Move Heroes saving the day March 22

Sony's motion-controlled multiplayer mascot title dated; exclusive skins for Amazon and GameStop preorders revealed.

It's nearly Move-ing day for Sony's stable of platforming mascots. The electronics giant today confirmed that PlayStation Move Heroes--a crossover minigame compilation featuring the stars of Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, and Jak and Daxter--will ship out to retailers on March 22.

Ratchet will make his Move debut in March.

As the name implies, Move Heroes is a showcase for Sony's motion-sensing PlayStation Move controller. The game sees characters from the aforementioned franchises plucked from their own worlds by an alien force and thrown together on a patchwork world where they must complete more than 40 missions, with gameplay using the Move controller to guide Frisbees through obstacle courses, bowl with an explosive ball, or engage in some old-fashioned third-person shooting and melee-driven head busting.

Sony also confirmed a pack of retailer-exclusive skins that will be available at the game's launch. Gamers who preorder Move Heroes from GameStop or Amazon will be able to unlock three new character skins featuring Pirate Sly, Freedom League Jak, and Trillium Armor Ratchet.

Move Heroes is being developed by Marin County, California-based Nihilistic Software. Devoted to working on one project at a time, the studio has had a limited output in the last 11 years. The developer began with the PC role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption in 2000 and has since released Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, THQ's Conan, and the downloadable arcade-style shooter Zombie Apocalypse. Additionally, Nihilistic worked on Blizzard's ill-fated Starcraft: Ghost.

For more on Move Heroes, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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54 comments
Fred5107
Fred5107

@evilcomesback I agree with you.

Arcadia_Roxas
Arcadia_Roxas

I think that the bundle Toys R Us is giving out is going to be a majority of how this game sells.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I love a bit of ratchet & clank. But i have to say.. This looks kinda too easy :/

SuperYeti22
SuperYeti22

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unbentonslaught
unbentonslaught

I think it's stupid when people fight over which system is the best, I used to do it though, then I bought both systems and said screw it they're both pretty good.

Jake518
Jake518

Can't wait to Jak and Daxter again! I haven't seen them since the days of the PS2!! It would be nice to see how they look on the PS3.

FlameRiser
FlameRiser

ps3 has more good exclusives on disc but i will admit xbox has better downloadable games even then dlc games are meant to last a couple of hours if that

yaba
yaba

Let the puns commence!

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I guess if you're gonna take an idea it should be the best part of the system and not stealing that stupid "Mii" idea like 360 did. When I got that update for my 360 I was like "what is this Nintendo B$ doing on my American made system?" Still. I think Sony should have continued to tweak the eye-toy b/c it's essentially a weaker Kinect. I'm not hatin' though, I have all three systems and love them. But the irony about these stupid games is that they are meant to just show-case the technology but in the end that's all people really wanted. Look at Wii Sports. How many houses have you gone to where an adult couple had a Wii and just that game and nothing else? They simply break the system out to show it off, and they put it right back into the corner where it will continue to sit until another curious friend comes over. Now, I know this is not really the case anymore, but only on the sheer fact that everybody has now seen what it can do and so it's no longer the center piece of attention when one enters the room.

nemesis9632
nemesis9632

This could be fun, silly fun but fun none the less

m4a5
m4a5

Reminded me of Wii...

Slagar
Slagar

Why does everyone constantly bicker over which system is "best"? Why not let go of your pride, and realise each system has its merits? Forcing another into believing what you believe, that is oppression, and will of course be met with resistance. Deep down, we all want the same things... perhaps we can recognise that our methods for attaining those things differ between each of us?

evilcomesback
evilcomesback

@kamikaze_pigmy Thanks for the clarify, just copied paste a previous list, and i meant to originally reply to hazuki... but whteverim sure some would realize the ps3's library with tht list...

evilcomesback
evilcomesback

@kamikaze_pigmy One more take Crackdown 2 was a dissapointing sequel and the orignal is no where near as good as infamous and infamous 2 seems like its gonna blow away any crackdown game. dead rising 2 the out of the 2, is also on the ps3, banjo kozooie is good but it cant handle, sly,ratchet, lbp. In case u didnt know the updated ninja gaiden series is only on ps3, its called ninja gaiden sigma. What more games does the 360 have which we ps3 owners are missing.

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

@evilcomesback Actually I never made a comparison. He said there were 4 good 360 exclusives and I pretty conclusively proved him wrong. But hey, thanks for the unnecessarily long list that I didn't bother to read.

evilcomesback
evilcomesback

@kamikaze_pigmy I see your arguing that 360 has better exclusives... what a joke... Uncharted series , Agent, Demon Souls, Full Auto, Final Fantasy series, God Of War, Grand Turismo series, Heavy Rain, Infamous series, Killzone series, Little Big Planet series, MAG, Metal Gear Solid, Mod nation Racers, Motor Storm series, Resistance series and S.O.C.O.M. series,Warhawk, Ninja Gaiden sigma series,Valkyria Chronicles, Flower, MLB the show series, Team ICO games(ico,shadow of colassus and the last gaurdian), Ratchet and Clank Series, Sony Online games, Fat Princess,Wipeout, Dead Nation,Crash Commando, 3D Dot Heroes, Heavenly Sword,Yakuza series,Sorcery, and Twisted Metal and so much more! Mass Effect 2 is much better then one, Fable 3 was rather disappointing not the best rpg around prefer demons souls or valkria Chronicles, gears gets blown by metal gear and uncharted, Halo is the same old thing, killzone and resistance take care of it, Grand turismo,mod,motorstorm,twisted metal takes out forza on car games, Alan Wake is the only thing good but is it better then the rest of ps3(heavy rain ratchet and clank? god of war?..etc) Kinect had move to deal with... move's getting killzone, socom, sorcery so yah...PS3 FTW!!!!!!!

blueguykisame
blueguykisame

PS3 has more, and may I even perhaps say, as of the end of 2011, simply better exclusives. (Also keeping in mind that mass effect really isn't much of a xbox exclusive anymore). Just compare the list of all exclusives that I'm sure you can find on Wikipedia. Sure, Xbox has halo series which (assuming you have good custom games friends) is an amazing game, especially with Reach. Gears of war, a pretty good if not great series, which looks to get much better and more open to a wider window of games with gears 3. Forza, Crackdown, and Fable. Meanwhile, PS3 has the 'amazing' (although I've never played it) MGS series, The spectacular Uncharted series, the good infamous series, the great killzone series, the good Final Fantasy series, The outstanding God of War 3, Gran Turismo, Heavy Rain, MLB the show, motorstorm series, MAG, Resistance, and the socom series. Seriously, PS3 definately has more, and perhaps better exclusives - i dont see where the debate is. P.S. dont get me wrong, my ps3 bit the dust awhile ago and all i play is xbox and i love xbox live. I play xbox all the time and have grown to prefer it to the ps3.

Neomaniac15
Neomaniac15

If Move is going to be completely necessary to get through the game then it's already doomed. no one's going to slap down a bunch of money just to get this game. looks awesome, some of the best old school heroes all in one title. but I think they're trying too hard to sell Move and this just isn't the way to do it. need to see more on it before an actual consensus can be made.

hazuki
hazuki

@annoyingdevil Hey, you know what? You crummy list has MORE THAN HALF of releases thats not even out. Haha, and final fantasy 14 got REALLY bad reviews. 5 out of 10s on average. And mag? lol. I own a ps3, don't like it too much, but you are making it just look even worse.

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

@annoyingdevil and you would know that the rest aren't any good having played, what... none of them? Shadow Complex is rated 88/100 on metacritic, Crackdown 83/100, Dead Rising 85/100, Geometry Wars 86/100, Geometry Wars 2 90/100, MNC 79/100, Forza 3 92/100, Banjo-Kazooie 77/100, Banja-Tooie 73/100, NG2 81/100, ToV 79/100. You know what, I agree. You're right and the general consensus of professional video game reviewers is wrong. (!)

annoyingdevil
annoyingdevil

@kamikaze_pigmy the only good games on that list are halo 3 mass effect forza2 left 4 dead gears of war

soulless4now
soulless4now

Looks fun, but still not enough to convince me to buy Move.

Masenkoe
Masenkoe

@darkslayerM Could you re-type whatever you're trying to say in better english I can't even understand your comments.

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

@annoyingdevil Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Mass Effect, Shadow Complex, Halo 3, Crackdown, Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead, Lost Odyssey, Geometry Wars: RE, Geometry Wars 2, Monday Night Combat, Forza 2, Forza 3, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Ninja Gaiden II and Tales of Vesperia are all rubbish, huh?

annoyingdevil
annoyingdevil

@darkslayerM why are u worshipping microsoft anyway even if killzone 3 fails the ps3 still has better games then xbox360 ps3 infamous infamous2 uncharted 3 sorcery dc universe online (lmao xbox cant handle MMO) final fantasy online motorstorm appocalypse MAG GT5 LBP2 sly cooper prince of persia collection killzone 2 demon souls ps move heroes warhawk beat sketcher MGS4 i could go on forever xbox only has 4 good exclusives Halo reach fable 2 forza 3 alan wake xb

newhighscore
newhighscore

how do u know games r better than each other when theyre not even out yet!? way to show your fanboyism. and halo has been stale for quite some time now. i dont even like fps. i was simply pointing out that your graphics statement is a fail. killzone has some of the best graphics this gen.

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

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newhighscore
newhighscore

@ darkslayerM guess you havent seen killzone 3 then

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

Wii grafics on a ps3 ... waste of money poor grafics quality and wii lock ... a wii copy nooting more the grafics looks worst then a wii Move = wii remote plus

Taix34
Taix34

Hmmm Another reason i should get a PS3... I think id play as Ratchet or Sly :D

edd1
edd1

This is awesome it's just like when Crash bandicoot met Spyro the dragon in Crash bandicoot purple and Spyro orange for GBA

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Ah at last! This is the first game besides that dance one for Kinect that seems more like a game than a way for the company to show how its controller works. In my opinion-now please don't bomb my house for this and feed my corpse to jackals.Just hear me out first-the Move shows greater long term potential than the Kinect.Here is why: Buttons. That's it.How will you play a 10 to 12 hour platformer on Kinect?Are you going to stand there and mimic running and jumping that long?In sports and dancing,that's exactly what you need,but not a platformer.What about an FPS?Unless it's on rails,the most popular genre on the HD systems will not work with Kinect,at least not for long before your ankles are sore.And how will you change direction in 3D space? With Move,you can control 1 to 1 in 3D space,and you can use the buttons to jump,and the control stick to move and change direction. I doubt they will do this,as it ruins their idea,but I think MS should release a Nunchuck like controller that fits in one hand,and has a joy stick and one or two buttons,just for moving and jumping. This is all just concern over what MS will do about it.Anyway,congrats to Move owners,you're getting a real game.

Djmaster214
Djmaster214

why is everyone so impressed this looks like pure garbage

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Getting too Nintendo-ish, and that's a bad thing in this case / You are right. 3rd party sales which are excellent on the Wii, will never match Move sales. Actually about 90% of Wii's third party sales are from Indie developers. / Developers don't want to make motion sensing games and that's why Nintendo fans have a gripe at third party games. Roticello had an article about this topic. Expect to wait every six months for a good game to come, which was why the hardcore left Nintendo and went to the 360 and ps3.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

Getting too Nintendo-ish, and that's a bad thing in this case...

toddx77
toddx77

@Toysoldier34 I know, I hated how Jak 2 and 3 were more serious and harder. I loved how Jak and Daxter was funny, light tone, and not too difficult with horrible driving.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I want another game like the first Jak and Daxter, I loved that one.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

If this game was controller based, it would have been a definite purchase. I am turned off by the Move only deal. Btw, when did the name change from Heroes on the Move?

dylan417
dylan417

Cool premise but from what I have seen, nothing beyond that.

dylanisbored
dylanisbored

Wow I didn't expect this game to come out this fast, it was slated for Fall 2011 release I don't have PlayStation Move or enough money to buy it and the game =( Wish I was warned earlier.

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

Its been so long since i played jak and daxter, my first ps2 game was jak 2 :P i actually just might get this to play with jak and daxter :D

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Nice cast. It's a shame Universal owns the rights to Crash and Spyro though. I would love to see Crash, Jak, Spyro, Ratchet, Sly, and Kratos in one game.

Fred5107
Fred5107

Sony never ceases to amuse me.

Joker_851
Joker_851

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tupac-makaveli
tupac-makaveli

even though i love jak, sly and ratchet, i would rather get Serj Tankian's Glaring Through Oblivion on March 22. seems like a better purchase.

zMd113
zMd113

Ratchet & Clank rock!