Sony's echochrome incoming

PS3 and PSP perspective puzzler scheduled for release with this week's PlayStation Store update; each version to go for $9.99.

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It's been nearly a year since echochrome was first revealed during Sony's 2007 E3 Media & Business Summit presentation, but the visually minimalist PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable perspective-based puzzle game is finally arriving in the US.

A post on Sony's official PlayStation Blog today has revealed that both versions of the game will be available for download tomorrow for $9.99 each. Both editions can be downloaded via the PS3's PlayStation Store, and the PSP version will also be available through its own PC-based storefront.

Each version of the game tasks players with guiding an artist's mannequin through a series of 56 levels, overcoming obstacles and navigating hazards by repositioning the camera to make areas look safer and more straightforward than they actually are.

The levels included in the PS3 game are different from the PSP levels, and both versions include the ability for players to create their own new puzzles. On the PS3 version of the game, created levels can be submitted to the developers, and the best submissions will then be distributed back to other players for free.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

86 comments
MGS4RobRules
MGS4RobRules

I'm definitely getting this game. Only $10. I played the demo and its awesome

-mostwanted
-mostwanted

Thats a sweet game just for $10 I'm definitely getting this!

lilhg
lilhg

its a pretty cool game , ind of like a mind game and i like that ,the most annoying thing in the game- THE MUSIC!

stevo_360
stevo_360

This as a pretty cool looking game

4quarters
4quarters

paul52181- you can "pause" your guy with the triangle button, rotate then hit x to walk again- neat game, I admit I thought it would cost more. Thanks Sony for another affordable original download game. The PSN is slowly coming into it's own. Pixeljunk Monsters is crazy addictive!!!

paul52181
paul52181

I downloaded the demo, tried it out, liked the concept, but hated the controls. Yea, it's just the analog sticks, but the sensitivity was way off. The layout of the puzzles move way to slow when you spin them up, down, etc, etc. Maybe it was just me, but that is the reason I won't buy the full version. It takes too long to move the pieces and by that time the character falls down a hole or ledge.

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

I'm on store, but I only see demo version...

necronaux
necronaux

Pros: $10 for a PS3 or PSP game, way cool. PS3 and PSP have different levels (fan boys & girls will have to have both, and only $10.00 each). Make your own 'maps' and the best ones subitted (worldwide?) can be downloaded for FREE. Cons: The screenshots look like 3-D illusion drawing that seem to change by which way you look at them (do you see a cup, or two faces). We'll have to see: Downloadable content, only??? M. C. Escher type puzzles? Could get stuck on an endless staircase.

PlayerPrezident
PlayerPrezident

For those who are underestimating this game, you might want to think twice. I don't have a PS3 but very much looking forward to playing this when the time comes!

zorn99
zorn99

Puzzle games are a blast! Can't wait.

Proman84
Proman84

Cool, looks like it's inventive in a similar way "Portal" was.

skyshark1942
skyshark1942

im buying this for sure! love puzzle games.

Erik729
Erik729

Simple looking, but the puzzles probably took a lot of thought to create.

Amir29
Amir29

The demo was quite fun. I'll be sure to get this tomorrow. Hmmm... A lot of development time for such a simple game though :P

Arkanaloth
Arkanaloth

finally!!! I'll certainly get this one

zimaking
zimaking

I'm anxiously awaiting 'HOME'

EPaul
EPaul

Nice im going to make a super hard puzzle when i get this

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

Excellent, this was one of the most original things I saw when it was first shown at E3

lew_0911
lew_0911

Hmmm.. should I get the PSP or the PS3 version? Personally, it looks more like a game on the road. In the end I really have high hopes for this (having played the demo). This should be good. Really good.

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

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SpaceMarine1
SpaceMarine1

@muscled_arbiter Well said my good man! Now, I must make this short as I have tea time coming up and I'm getting ready to buy more stock! Good day. To the bank (In a fancy limo driven by a guy named Jeeves)!

MogFromLeipzig
MogFromLeipzig

Mhm I didn't like the demo. The game was realy picky about the angles.

S2333
S2333

Now I gotta force my PS3 owning friend to buy this. Wish me luck. Also lol @ muscled_arbiter, classy ;)

muscled_arbiter
muscled_arbiter

I played the demo and it was FANTASTIC. I felt SMART and high class playing it: like playing a video game with classical music and such high art concept made me feel like I had an MBA and an extensive portfolio in stock options.. if they were in Sony stock.. That would be heaven :o)

Mujambo
Mujambo

The demo was amazing, I'm getting this for my psp for sure. I really like the concept and found it to be very stimulating. MC Escher! :)

zer0ne
zer0ne

Since my region PSN will be in Japanese, I'll wait for the US PSN Card to arrive in Singapore so I can get the English version off the US PSN. =P d@@b

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

LOL@ my older comment, haha i was posting about somthing else. naw this game is fun ill also prob pick it up once the PSN cards are out

MGSFan27285
MGSFan27285

holy crap! i'd easily pay 20 for this game, but 10 is just as good lol.

Chutebox
Chutebox

Giving everyone the best puzzles from other gamers is just awesome.

GordonFan92
GordonFan92

Played the demo and i gotta say this is one of the weirdest games i have ever played... on that note i also have to say it is one of the greatest puzzle game ever and is highly addicting so I'm definitely paying $9.99 for this game

stealth82428
stealth82428

the demo was great. maybe i'll pick it up over summer

realSHOTKILL
realSHOTKILL

Im in Canada and I have the Japanese version of this game. TOTALLY AWESOME! A must buy for anyone who doesn't have it. it's actually pretty addicting.

GTKyle5
GTKyle5

HuH I'll be busy playing GTAIV

alberto2045
alberto2045

lol I was playing the demo when my mom was siting reading and when she first saw it she was like: "what is that, its so stupid" but the she was hooked to it too bad it ended in less then 5 minutes so I am definetely buying this cool game

leke
leke

When the PSN cards arrive i'll probably buy this.

graze81
graze81

I want to get echochrome, but, with Mario Kart and GTAIV keeping me busy, EC is going to have to wait.

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

Would buy it but there are way to many retail games being released for me to even be able to think about downloadable ones.

hellknight8619
hellknight8619

the demo was cool. i would like to get this game.

gnbfd
gnbfd

YES! Less than 1 week after getting my PS3 I can get this! The demo was AMAZING! And since I can't get GTA or MGS4 I'll get this

X-RS
X-RS

great another game i cant buy. why you ask? its called dial up.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

i wudve pushed this game back after gta4 craze dies down