Aggregated: Atlus officially announces Steal Princess

The following Article originated from and is directly quoted as follows (courtesy of JC Fletcher):

The ESRB totally ruined the surprise of Atlus’s North American release of Steal Princess, but the company has cleverly announced several more games since then in an effort to make us temporarily forget about Steal Princess. It worked — we were surprised again yesterday when they sent the press release out!

Steal Princess is a “puzzle platformer” developed by Climax, about a thief who is captured in an ancient palace and is forced to rescue a prince or be tried as a criminal. The palace is a labyrinth of more than 150 levels full of traps, platforming challenges, and, of course, demons. The game also features a level editor with online sharing!

Steal Princess is set for release on March 24, for $34.99. We won’t even be done with all our Atlus games from February by then!


Aggregated: Two Tribes Touts Trial of Toki Tori Toys

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This probably isn’t the Toki Tori-related news at which Two Tribes hinted last week, but it’s totally great for people who love a) Toki Tori, b) cuuuuuuute stuff, or any combination of the two. The developers have apparently desired the ability to produce toys of their WiiWare game’s title character, but have been unable to do so due to prohibitive cost.

Enter Shapeways, a company that uses a 3D printer to make figurines to order. The resulting Toki Tori model is perfect, aside from a lack of paint, of course. Now, with the experiment a success, Two Tribes’ Collin van Ginkel has solicited fans’ interest in owning one of these wonderful little birds. If you dream of having your very own Toki Tori, let them know! It would be, as far as we know, the first tie-in item for a WiiWare game since Mega Man 9s E-tank beverage.

We Are Back – But Different!

If anyone’s still out there reading this news site, then great news – we’re back! Only, we’re not a ‘news site’ anymore in the sense that we actually report news in our own voice; we are now an aggregator and will keep this site alive by gathering platformer-game related news from other sites!

For the foreseeable future, all articles on this site will be quoted word-for-word from other gaming news sites.

When our schedules ease up, we’ll go back to reporting the news in our own voices, but until then – we’ll just search out platforming news so you don’t have to!

Thanks for sticking with us!

Going on a Hiatus

Incase you have not noticed, I have not been posting news updates within the last month. I should have made this post a long time ago but posting it late is better than never. This time of the year for me is very hectic between school and work. I am in my finals week and have been very busy. All of my free time has gone to playing games and making videos on Youtube. Yes I am now doing Youtube videos on a regular basis and find it extremely fun. I have just not had the time to browse the internet and make articles and news posts for Platformer Update like I once did. Rest assured Platformer Update is not going anywhere! I plan to be back to my regular updating routine for the site sometime in January, so stay tuned!

For those interested, here is a link to my Youtube channel, be sure to subscribe if you like it! I also have a review up for Little Big Planet and Mirror’s Edge!

Review – Wario Land Shake It! (Wii)

Developer: Good Feel
Publisher: Nintendo
Year: 2008
Fun Fact: the 8th platformer/action game starring Wario (or 10th if you count Super Mario 64 DS and Yoshi’s Island DS).

Sometimes people grow up with a video game franchise and they defend it no matter how crappy the series becomes. Other people grow up with a series and overreact to any slip in quality. When it comes to the Wario Land series, I might fall into the latter group. I just could not get into Wario Land Shake It!. Unlike the wretched Wario: Master of Disguise, there aren’t any glaring mistakes but the level design can certainly be described as uninspired. Many of the situations and layouts reminded me of other games. For whatever reason, the original Yoshi’s Island often sprung to mind but always in a negative contrast sort of way. Continue reading

Preview Eternity’s Child

I'm too pretty to suck, right?

Try Me!

I don’t think anyone blames Luc Bernard for trying to create a unique, beautiful game.  His story and characters carry a special heart and charm. Somewhere, though, if critics are to be believed (and those who played the version on STEAM), this game hit some speed bumps. Claims have been made to its complete unplayability due to glitches and technical issues.

Don’t buy it? Try it for yourself and see!

STEAM now has a demo of the game, which you can download here.

If some harsh reviews have kept you from trying out the game, there’s no better time to give it a spin then now!

The full version is still available on STEAM. A Wii version, which Luc calls by far superior, will be out soon.

LittleBig Blu Planet

Despite persistent rumors that it might, Scott Groyl – US PR manager for LittleBigPlanet – has officially declared the game will not be downloadable:

LittleBigPlanet is a Blu-ray Disc product exclusively for the PS3. LBP will utilize much of the Playstation Network’s vast functionality for online and community features, but the game will indeed be distributed as a Blu-ray Disc.

So unlike other games such as Warhark where simutaneous hard disk and digital download copies will be retailed, LittleBigPlanet only be bought in stores.

Snag your copy starting October 21st.

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