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echochrome arrives tomorrow!

Kumi Yuasa's Avatar + Posted by Kumi Yuasa on Apr 30, 2008 // Producer, SCEA

Hello PlayStation.blog readers. It’s Kumi! First, I wanted to thank everyone for reading my last post announcing the free demo for echochrome.

So as promised, I am back to tell you just when you can get your hands of the full version. echochrome will be available for you to download this THURSDAY, MAY 1 on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 and via the PC Store for the PSP. Both versions will be available for $9.99, so make sure you have funds in your wallet! There are 56 unique levels on the PS3 version, as well as 56 completely different levels on the PSP version (112 levels overall), so no matter if you are sitting at home or on the go, there are plenty of puzzles for you to wrap your brain around.

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If you did not see my last post and are wondering “What is echochrome?” It’s a fun and addictive puzzle game with really elegant and simple graphics. The concept is inspired by the famous MC Escher artwork, which explores infinity, architecture and impossible constructions. In echochrome, you control the camera and perspective on an infinite canvas, guiding a mannequin figure by carefully tilting and turning the level to create a continual pathway, allowing your character to walk safely through the design. Also, there is a Canvas mode, where you will be able to create your own puzzles from scratch and share them with your friends, or even the world! You can still download the demo for free and sharpen your skills before taking on the full version when it is released on Thursday.

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Stay tuned to the Playstation blog, because later this week, I will give you some tips on creating your own mind-bending levels to play and share with friends, as well as details on getting the top user-created levels each week for free (on the PS3 version). It blew 1UP’s mind … now it’s your turn.

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+ Scodo_Thope on April 30th, 2008 at 12:35 pm said:

Cool, I have already DL’d the demo. Very Nice!


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+ yxxxx on April 30th, 2008 at 12:40 pm said:

user created levels. ohhh!


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+ chasegamez on April 30th, 2008 at 12:41 pm said:

i will buy it
i love puzzle game


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+ StalkingSilence on April 30th, 2008 at 12:42 pm said:

Wow – surprise early arrival.
I will add it to the PLAYSTATION Store New Contents Thread (http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=psnetwork&thread.id=205031)


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+ p-s-3 on April 30th, 2008 at 12:42 pm said:

Brill Demo it was ;)


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+ darkwonders on April 30th, 2008 at 12:44 pm said:

Awesome!!! Sadly I’m so addicted to this game that I will probably purchase both versions…

I have a quick question-

Is the build your own levels for both versions of the game or just the PS3 version?


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    + Kumi Yuasa on April 30th, 2008 at 2:55 pm said:

    Hi darkwonders. PSP has the \”build your own levels\” feature as well. Enjoy!


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+ Kazammm on April 30th, 2008 at 12:46 pm said:

WOOOO! One more day! I am soo happy.

Thank you!

I have one question. Will the content packs made by users cost money?

Please answer! Thanks!


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    + Kumi Yuasa on April 30th, 2008 at 3:05 pm said:

    The best of the PS3 user-created levels submitted to the developers will be distributed for free to PS3 version owners! We’re excited and waiting for customized levels from all of you!!


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+ ftwrthtx on April 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm said:

I just wish it was a single purchase for both the PS3 and the PSP with interchangeable levels.


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+ zerogravity on April 30th, 2008 at 12:51 pm said:

Love the Demo! Keep it coming sony.


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+ sagacyte on April 30th, 2008 at 12:53 pm said:

Wonderful. The demo was pretty awesome. I would love to buy this game BUT since I don’t live in the US I depend on the existence of the fabled “Playstation Network Cards”… which are nowhere to be seen! >:(
Come on! Where are those things? I would like to buy a lot of stuff from the store but I just can’t.
Either that or you allow people to add funds with international credit cards… :/


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+ SalMoriarty on April 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm said:

That’s balls to release this the same week as GTA IV. I understand there’s an audience for this kind of game that doesn’t play GTA-type of games. Good to keep all gamers happy and in games.


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+ echo on April 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm said:

I agree with above, this is one of my most anticipated psp downloads and I can’t buy it without the playstation cards, I really wish sony would have given a date instead of spring.


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+ OldManGaming on April 30th, 2008 at 1:02 pm said:

Great pricing! Sold!


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+ depward on April 30th, 2008 at 1:03 pm said:

“… as well as details on getting the top user-created levels each week for free (on the PS3 version)”

So I can PayPal you a dollar and you can feature my user-created level?! AWESOME!

:)


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+ zeel on April 30th, 2008 at 1:07 pm said:

SWEET! I hope I can get it

I was wondering tho in the future might there be a way to skin the game so that the littel person was sommeone els like from other games or something it would be fun to see a chimera walkeing arond like that!?!?

plz add that feture!!!


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+ RandomEarthling on April 30th, 2008 at 1:07 pm said:

I was disappointed that the demo only had 3 levels in it. However, they gave me enough of an idea about the game so I’ll be getting this.


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+ Prolo on April 30th, 2008 at 1:12 pm said:

Pretty fun game overall. Really makes the mind think. Sounds like a winner to me!


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+ arcatek on April 30th, 2008 at 1:15 pm said:

Could you tell us if these are the same levels that are on the other PS Stores I bought the version from the HongKong store and it looked like there were different levels on the US version Is that the case?


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+ SDkngsht on April 30th, 2008 at 1:23 pm said:

wow…i was going to ask if it was the same levels for both versions. so they’re both completely original?! that’s what’s up.

looks like i’ll be picking up two versions of the game for home and on the go.


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+ Novaoblivion on April 30th, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

Cool I cant wait! :D


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+ superbone547 on April 30th, 2008 at 1:27 pm said:

After the demo, it’s pretty clear to me that I would rather have this game for my PSP than my PS3, but the user-created content makes me want the PS3 version as well. Is there any chance of a discounted bundle with both versions in it? or will I have to buy them seperately if I choose to?


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+ Enforcer_X on April 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm said:

Can’t wait!
GTA IV what?
YEAH ECHOCHROME!


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+ btutterrow on April 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm said:

Mine on PSP, day one!


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+ enewtabie on April 30th, 2008 at 1:47 pm said:

Great game..Thanks~


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+ nbnz on April 30th, 2008 at 1:51 pm said:

I know this is all US based and all, but as we don’t have a proper blog, any idea when this will be out for Europe?


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+ MCWHAMMER on April 30th, 2008 at 2:07 pm said:

In the full game, will you have to do each level to progress to the next level, or will you be allowed to pick and choose what to play? I could see myself getting stuck on a level and not being able to get any further, thus wasting $9.99.

Can you answer that for me Kumi?


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    + Kumi Yuasa on April 30th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

    If you get stuck, you can \”skip\” the level, so don\’t worry. : )
    If you want to see all the built-in levels and challenge each one, you can go to \”atelier\” mode where you see all the 56 levels divided by difficulty level. Enjoy!


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+ dam6655 on April 30th, 2008 at 2:12 pm said:

Thank you, just the ablilty to creat levels makes me buy it.


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+ Temmehkan on April 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm said:

Will we be getting those themes and wallpapers too? or is that later on?


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+ Xyavid on April 30th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

yeah that fine for you, but only for you, american friends… because like always, in europe, we will got a version that will cost much with less levels on the PS3 version… Isn’t it Kumi ? If you don’t answer, I’ll take it as if I was right!


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+ 40cal on April 30th, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

Thanks for the update. I will be buying this for PSP tomorrow and for my PS3 at a later date. $9.99 is a good price for this kind of content.

Now back to GTAIV. :)


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+ black_ryuk on April 30th, 2008 at 2:34 pm said:

yes….I’ll definitely be downloading one of them tomorrow….the other one I’ll get later


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+ Neil on April 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

I’ll be purchasing this game based solely on Kumi’s wonderfully insightful blog posts!


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    + Kumi Yuasa on April 30th, 2008 at 3:21 pm said:

    Thank you, Neil. We\’ll wait for your creative and mind-bending level!


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+ Daver on April 30th, 2008 at 2:42 pm said:

Nice! Im not a fan of GTA so it will keep me busy until MGS4 lolll
This game is an amazing puzzle game
Its a must buy title on the PSN


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+ jazzagers on April 30th, 2008 at 3:06 pm said:

So will there be any downloadable content for the psp version?


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+ frito on April 30th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Based on the demo you guys released, I will be picking this up just to be able make my own levels!

(another example of demos leading to actually *gasp* purchasing the game!…other developers take note!)

very cool game, and very innovative…a great addition to the PSN lineup!

but i will have to wait to purchase it until GTAIV gets old..

cheers!


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+ rahstar2003 on April 30th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

Great, if i see psn cards at my local store I’ll definately buy this one. If not, blame sony. :(


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+ Jeigh on April 30th, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

If ever it is possible I’d really like the ability to change the music or, and I know this gets asked a lot but, play my own music. Playing through those levels with that music gave me a massive headache. I know, “Classical music gave you a headache?” Still…


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+ tirminyl on April 30th, 2008 at 3:19 pm said:

I will be playing it all night tomorrow. Loved the demo, can’t wait!


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+ Dark_Vincent on April 30th, 2008 at 3:23 pm said:

I loved the demo. However, the PSN rejects my international CC because its billing address belongs to latin America.
Real shame on Sony’s service, once again. All other console networks (XBL and Nintendo’s Virtual Console) accept international CCs regardless of origin. Why Sony, why?


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+ OldManGaming on April 30th, 2008 at 3:38 pm said:

@ Kumi –
will we be able to share PSP custom levels? Thx for all your responses

@ SCEA
echochrome and Patapon were two games that we were leaning towards purchasing and were “sold” on once we played the demo. Wipeout Pulse was a demo my son played and said “I want this game” Keep the demos coming please kthxbai


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    + Kumi Yuasa on April 30th, 2008 at 4:04 pm said:

    Thank you for your comment! Yes, you can share the levels you create with other people in your area via wireless Ad Hoc.


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+ elutej on April 30th, 2008 at 3:39 pm said:

I can’t load the PS3 version on my PSP similar to what you do with PS1 classics? Lame..


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+ manguz2000 on April 30th, 2008 at 3:46 pm said:

Can’t wait to play this, already played the demo. This so worth $10 dollars.


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+ Schitthammer on April 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm said:

Thank you so much for bringing this game to the PSN and PSP, it’s one of the reasons why I love PlayStation so much, becuase of innovative games like these. I’ll be purchashing both, can’t wait! Thanks again for the hard work!


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+ erico316 on April 30th, 2008 at 3:52 pm said:

thanks you for making this game!Will you guys be supporting the ps3 after this game?please answer back


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+ SonicTHP on April 30th, 2008 at 3:55 pm said:

Excellent. I played the demo and was amazed and have been showing it to almost everyone, gamer or not.

I’m likely to buy both versions simply so I can have it to play at home or when I am out and about.

I to see some echochrome avatars for the PSN as well (hint, hint).


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+ Goodfella2487 on April 30th, 2008 at 4:05 pm said:

HOORAY!!


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+ sonycomeon on April 30th, 2008 at 4:13 pm said:

ok sony come on, i am not a hater but come on. I dont think many people care about these kind of games. but the xbox has so many more games and features more than us not to mention way better online. the achievements are one of my favorite things on it for a tip add those. I really like sony but you have to get your stuff together. for example call of duty, like best game on both xbox and ps3 , and the ps3 gets the updates and maps way laterrrrr and still have to pay. Its very annoying. And again another amazing game, i heard for Gta4


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+ Californian on April 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm said:

Yipeeeee! I am so happy! I have been looking forward to this game more than any other in the past few months. The last game that was released that I was as excited about was CoD4! Wow!

Californian


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+ -umopapisdn- on April 30th, 2008 at 4:15 pm said:

love the demo i will be geting this game for my ps3. any word on if we can play music off the ps3 hdd????


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+ byron_hinson on April 30th, 2008 at 4:15 pm said:

Any date yet for the Euro release?


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