New Zealand’s largest game developer, Sidhe, has announced Shatter for the PlayStation Network today, set to arrive on the PlayStation Store this year. Shatter is described as “a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach.”
Shatter will add a twist to the brick-breaking element by adding brand new innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, specials, and boss battles. Several modes are available to play: Standard, Boss Rush and Bonus game modes. On top of that, leaderboards and trophies.
The first trailer was released as well. Read on for the clip and press release.
SIDHE ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL TITLE, SHATTERâ„¢, COMING TO PLAYSTATIONÂ®NETWORK in 2009
Focus on a Retro-Inspired, Modern-Crafted Package Makes Shatter a Game for Today’s Gamers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, WELLINGTON, New Zealand â€“ May 14, 2009 – Sidhe, New Zealand’s largest game production studio, today announced its new original title, Shatterâ„¢, which will debut on PlayStationÂ®Network later this year. Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with a modern-crafted production approach.
â€œWe were inspired by classics in the genre, but were very aware of the limitations that most examples don’t overcome, which means they don’t reach the full potential possible,â€ said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe. â€œWe stripped brick-breaking back to the base elements, and rebuilt it from the ground up. The result is a much more connected and visceral experience.â€
Shatter will remind players of classic brick-breaking games, but with twists that make it modern and unique including:
â€¢ Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive
â€¢ Standard, Boss Rush and Bonus game modes enhanced with leaderboards and trophies
â€¢ Vibrant 3D style presented across 10 distinct worlds in 4xAA 60fps HD
â€¢ A fully scored soundtrack featuring more than 90 minutes of original music
Shatter continues Sidheâ€™s moves to self publish a range of original, high-quality titles for the console download market. For more information on Shatter, visit: www.shattergame.com