Rag Doll Kung Fu devs working on PS3 game

Lionhead veterans of Media Molecule sign with Sony Europe to make an "original and innovative" game.

Last year, Mark Healy and some of his coworkers at Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios released Rag Doll Kung Fu, an independent game they had made apart from the company in their spare time. Now they will get a chance to show what they can do working full time on creations of their own design, as their newly formed independent studio Media Molecule today announced that its first project will appear on the PlayStation 3.

"The ambition for Media Molecule is to take that a step further and prove that a small (20 plus) and passionate team can deliver a world class, triple A, next-generation product," Healy said in a statement.

According to Media Molecule, the studio has entered into an "exclusive relationship" with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and has been charged with creating an "original and innovative game" for the PS3. While details are scant, the company's official Web site mentions a "Yellow Head" prototype, calling it "damned addictive." It also mentions that the PS3 game will be multiplayer.

Pricing and release-date information have not yet been revealed for the game.

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28 comments
AdamC79
AdamC79

"nemes1s3000 This game is fun for about an hour or so, it's not worth it to port it to the PS3." Guess you were wrong lol :p

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

How can anyone complain about a new, original game coming out? If it's for your chosen system then great. If it isn't on your system, then hope for a port down the road. Simple as that. Except most of the people complaining are probably not even interested in this game and just like to complain for the sake of it. Me included I guess.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

This game is fun for about an hour or so, it's not worth it to port it to the PS3.

da1on2
da1on2

the damned bastards stole my idea :(

_Sam_
_Sam_

sounds worth getting

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Quote: eiru "original and innovative aint something M$ has." That's purely opinion. There's nothing in the PS3 launch lineup that interests me so the same could be said of Sony. Different strokes for different folks.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

Nice. It seems that Sony Europe is gonna give them a lot of money and support for this small team. They worked on Fable, which is a innovative game, so I have faith in them with making an innovative game for the PS3

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

has been charged with creating an "original and innovative game" for the PS3 As opposed to all the contracts they have for "unoriginal and boring games"? Good thing they have the added advantage of only 20+ people working on it? Again this is not news...this is hopeful thinking.

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

pipboy360: "Dumbest thing I've ever heard dude. Microsoft isn't the one that has only shown SEQUELS so far. The true innovative power this gen is Nintendo, and I can't wait for the Wii. By the way, do any of you realize that for the same price of a PS3 you could buy 3 Wiis? That's pretty sad Sony... thanks a lot " Of course you dont see a lot of sequels for the 360 cuz you dont have franchisees that live up to have sequels...other that Halo, Ninja Gaiden and FMS...well we end up with...nothing worth a sequel...and my friend THAT is sad...

thebrazenone
thebrazenone

I swear to God, if one more person uses the word "innovative" . . .

Pipboy360
Pipboy360

eiru original and innovative innovative aint something M$ has. Dumbest thing I've ever heard dude. Microsoft isn't the one that has only shown SEQUELS so far. The true innovative power this gen is Nintendo, and I can't wait for the Wii. By the way, do any of you realize that for the same price of a PS3 you could buy 3 Wiis? That's pretty sad Sony... thanks a lot

Analog-Nub
Analog-Nub

ShtickYoMama, From the looks of things, this game is being published by SONY. Whens the last time you heard a Nintendo published game going on the XBOX? Exactly. Exclusivity is still going to around my friend.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Rag Doll has made good game in the past so it should be a good game that they are making for the PS3.

Strike_Zer0
Strike_Zer0

Cool, should be interesting to see what they come up with.

ShtickYoMama
ShtickYoMama

Wow PS3 finally gets it's first "Exculsive" game....oh we'll just wait and see if this will slowly make its way to 360....face it...the world of Exclusivity is over....

azizrulez
azizrulez

i cant wait these guys come up with some realy fun to play games

Reetesh
Reetesh

Good to see some EXclusive PS3 support from GOOD studios:D

jonmase
jonmase

Can't wait to see what they come up with. Healey and his team are awesome geniuses!

enigma_nemesis2
enigma_nemesis2

This team of devs consist of veterans from Lionhead studios, having worked on FABLE, Black and White, etc. I hope they make an innovative game!

eiru
eiru

original and innovative:) innovative aint something M$ has.

EMAN2g
EMAN2g

EL 0h EL "innovative game" theres that word again

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Given the unorthodox control scheme for Rag Doll Kung Fu, I wonder if they'll strive to utilize the tilt-sensitive features of the PS3 controller to great effect. Interesting.