Sony sparking Trash Panic for PS3

Downloadable refuse-themed puzzle game coming to PlayStation Network in North America, Europe this spring.

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In the real world, it might be considered foolhardy to cram 12 gallons of trash into a 10-gallon bag, but that's just the sort of waste-management plan Sony is advocating with its upcoming PlayStation 3 puzzler, Trash Panic. The North American and European branches of Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed today that Trash Panic would be arriving in both territories this spring.

Now who would throw away a perfectly good postbox?

Previously announced in Japan as Gomibako, Trash Panic calls on players to use a combination of spatial reasoning skills and power-ups to fill up a junkyard crate with as much trash as possible. Beyond shuffling and twisting trash around to fit better, players will be able to smash objects into much more manageable debris by dropping them from heights or crushing them underneath heavier items. Additionally, biodegradable refuse can be paired together for quicker rotting, and a flaming sword power-up will help incinerate particularly pesky items.

SCEA announced the Trash Panic news in conjunction with a charitable Earth Day promotion. On Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22), Sony will donate $1 to the Conservation International charity for each of the first 10,000 paid PlayStation Network downloads of movies and TV shows.

For more on Trash Panic, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions of the game from the 2008 Tokyo Game Show.

Discussion

56 comments
AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

SCEA announced the Trash Panic news in conjunction with a charitable Earth Day promotion. On Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22), Sony will donate $1 to the Conservation International charity for each of the first 10,000 paid PlayStation Network downloads of movies and TV shows. I like that idea....

king_bobo
king_bobo

@ Kleeyook - it is a completely new, stand alone game - nothing to do with PAIN.

king_bobo
king_bobo

Thumbs up if you hope Samiiii never posts a comment on Gamespot again :)

king_bobo
king_bobo

Awesome! I thought this would be one of those games that would never hit European or US shores, but fortunately it turns out I was wrong. Here's to hoping it receives critical acclaim, is as fun as it looks and isn't too expensive :)

maverick_76
maverick_76

Looks really interesting, for the right price I might see myself purchasing this.

Adziboy
Adziboy

Ahh, and about the game and on-topic... It does in fact look excellent, challenging and fun. Might be worth a download. Does it say a price?

Adziboy
Adziboy

To the guy who said it seemed to happen once PS3s get two years old. That's stupid. That's like saying PS3's can tell the time, and know when to die. Whatever the problem is - overheating, corruption, whatever, it's something to do with the surroundings, length of time playing, what you're doing at the time; loads of factors! When a PS3 reachers two years it doesn't go, "Hey, my two years are up. Better start dying." No, it's completely random in the sense that all people have different PS3s, use them differently, and different factors amount to the fact that PS3's get the so-called 'YLOD'. Had mine since launch day, use it actively every day and never had a problem unique to my PS3. I get the odd freeze, the odd FPS slow down and so so, but never something serious. So no, it's nothing to do with time but to do with the hardware and things that affect what is actually the problem (I've been told the 'YLOD' is an overheating problem on the HDD).

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

:) This actually looks very good. A possible download? I think so.

killzone_gamer
killzone_gamer

Lol Samii, PS3 are way more reliable than 360's. I'm on my second PS3 but one of my mates bout a 360 at the same time (2 years ago) and he is on his FIFTH. That is just abysmal.

POPEYE1716
POPEYE1716

Quit being a Fanboy Samiiii, there will be two more gens of XBOX before Sony releases the PS4.

Samiiii
Samiiii

'Sony will donate $1 to the Conservation International charity for each of the first 10,000 paid PlayStation Network downloads of movies and TV shows.' Why don't they give the money to the Sony Charity Fund, they'll need it as they'll lose this generation and PS4 sales will be even worse after they stopped making reliable machines this generation and lost more of its core support.

Orvisman
Orvisman

As a long-time Playstation brand owner, I'm glad Sony has been releasing all of these quirky puzzle games on the PSN. Back in the days of the PS2/PS1 you had to import most of Sony's quirky internal-developed games (Vib Ribbon, Mojiib Ribbon, Vib Ripple, Otostaz, Buile Baku, etc...). This is much cheaper!

Samiiii
Samiiii

I have been a Sony fanboy all my life, I paid £425 for a console that is supposed to be reliable. PS1 never broke, PS2 never broke it's outlived my PS3. Now Im expected to pay £145 to rectify Sonys manufacturing mistake. Google YLOD and see how many people have had it, it happens when a PS3 gets to and over 2 years old in most cases. Now think, PS3's only came out 2 years and 1 month ago in the UK.

Cenceless_777
Cenceless_777

@Samiiii You must have confused YLOD with RROD, PS3 with Xbox 360, and 2 years with 6 months. fanboyism aside if many other have experienced it how come there still has been absolutely no public outcry from any site's editors and forums. Sad really that you felt the need to post something like that without any proof you make the rest of the fanboy species look bad.

majestix1988
majestix1988

a way of celebration of Sony's Earth Day?

Samiiii
Samiiii

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todsnet
todsnet

Sounds like fun. Also sounds like trash. haha

Suuji
Suuji

Eurogamer already had a review for this game, named as "Gomibako", means trash can.

GrilledCharlie
GrilledCharlie

@ antibanner "keep em coming!! thanks god psn is FREE!!!!!" I totally agree. I would be pissed if I actually had to pay for Home and PSN. It would be like paying for over-the-air cable, as far as quality and features.

Pablo620
Pablo620

I like the japanese name better. THe american name sounds...trashy. Pun intended.

cyw1988
cyw1988

LOL when I first saw the headlines I thought something happened to Sony and their recent batch of PS3s... turns out it's info for a new game... It reminds me of puzzle fighter or at least bejeweled where the puzzle fighter concept came from hahaha....

cid_007
cid_007

GIGO: garbage in, garbage out!

antibanner
antibanner

keep em coming!! thanks god psn is FREE!!!!!

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

@kkevguy47k no that's just how much they'll be donating for each of the first 10000 items sold...it'll probably cost 10 dollars like the games on PSN usually do...very nice Icon id like to say...GO EAGLES!!! oh god here come the thumbs down

kkevguy47k
kkevguy47k

if it costs 1 dollar, ill get it. 2 dollars, maybe. anymore, pretty unlikely.

mertron1
mertron1

what a waste of space...give it up sony

EPaul
EPaul

looks interesting

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Is it a new game? Or is it an expansion to Pain? Or is it a stand-alone expansion!? I don't understand. :(

ahpuck
ahpuck

at least is not another "dude runs around with guns" game. sick and tired of those kind of games.

icytower
icytower

Sounds like an interesting, and a fun idea.

Shoraine
Shoraine

Lmao this looks like it should be an April Fools story. No one would have believed it. x)

D4NZEL-709
D4NZEL-709

why dont they make more pain expansions

D4NZEL-709
D4NZEL-709

Is this for us to stop littering

enix165
enix165

Sounds a little stupid for some reason, but sounds fun for no reason too. =P Finally something you PS3 owners have that I don't but want...

corwinn01
corwinn01

Just because they can make a game doesn't mean that they should.

GatCloudX
GatCloudX

sweet sounds like a cool new idea

Doolz2024
Doolz2024

wow a game where you put trash into a junkyard crate? tbh, that sounds not very fun at all

shii666
shii666

Well, before breaking off into many stupid puns, I think this looks fun. I also think the ps3 needs more puzzle games, more likely on psn (so I can get them instantly!)

lilmp89
lilmp89

Sounds pretty creative and enjoyable, cool =]

phase4illini
phase4illini

Looks and sounds like this one could be a lot of fun... hope it has an on- and offline multiplayer mode.

huladog123
huladog123

You know, this sounds like a creative idea and it just might work. I like games that make you think and solve puzzles.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

All the fun of Trash Day without the garbagewater! SOLD!

Csalbertcs
Csalbertcs

This game is going too be trash.... In this case, it's a compliment. :p