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LocoRoco 2 for PSP Rolling to North America Soon!

Tsubasa Inaba's Avatar + Posted by Tsubasa Inaba on Dec 24, 2008 // Senior Producer, International Software Development

Is the gloomy economy getting you down? Is fighting the mall crowd gnawing at your nerves? Well, to help you forget all of that, we bring some early holiday cheer today with an awesome announcement for LocoRoco 2, the eagerly-awaited follow up to the 2006 sensation and well-known “happiest game ever.” Nothing fights doom and gloom like the LocoRoco!

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I’m happy to officially announce here on the PlayStation Blog that LocoRoco 2 is coming to North America soon! Very soon. In fact, you will be able to play it on your PSP in less than 2 months — it will be available in stores on UMD on FEBRUARY 10, 2009! If you don’t have a PSP yet, this is a good reason to ask Santa for one.

With even more content than the original, LocoRoco 2 will add plenty of gameplay enhancements (like swimming in underwater levels!) and will feature new story-driven stages, unlockable quests and a new twist to the game’s catchy music. We have also added multiplayer mode via ad hoc. More to come on all of these new features and what else you can expect in LocoRoco 2 soon, so keep an eye out for us. But for now, enjoy this trailer and let us know what you think of it!

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+ mendezgato on December 24th, 2008 at 6:08 am said:

nice, that would give a reason to get my psp out again, merry christmas everyone here @ the blog


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+ Skater_Ricky on December 24th, 2008 at 6:28 am said:

I Loved the First one and would love to buy the second one it also would give a good reason to dust off my psp and start playing again on it


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+ Skater_Ricky on December 24th, 2008 at 6:37 am said:

This Game would of even Rocked my Socks off if the PSP had Tilt Control (SixAxis) and Rumble to it… Who knows maybe in the Future ;)

Well to Conclude… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :D

Oh also forgot to add

Put this Video in the PlayStation@HOME in the Bowling Alleys for Great ads might pick up some interests new comers 8)


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+ Gorvi on December 24th, 2008 at 6:52 am said:

There were rumors floating around that the game would be $20, is that true?


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+ stephenju on December 24th, 2008 at 6:57 am said:

I hope this will be available for download.


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+ Zezzler on December 24th, 2008 at 7:02 am said:

I’ve always wanted to get the 1st one but never really felt that i needed it… well now that i’ve seen this stuff and that AMAZING trailer, i think this is a must buy psp game for me. I Really hope it gets onto the psp store too because then i would get it without a second thought!


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+ Fersis on December 24th, 2008 at 7:02 am said:

I need a PSP A.S.A.P


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+ Zezzler on December 24th, 2008 at 7:04 am said:

Oh, and Btw everyone at SCEA, SCEE, and SCEC… have yourselves a very GREAT holiday (Christmas, Chanakah, or whatever)


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+ BigRon3400 on December 24th, 2008 at 7:04 am said:

That was one crazy video! I’d like to give that game a try!


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+ gamer_316 on December 24th, 2008 at 7:08 am said:

i’ve downloaded the demo from the UK store and its great can’t wait to get it on UMD

@Skater_Ricky

I agree, the trailer should be put in Home. it would make people happier and c’mon…ITS LOCOROCO!!!…2 lol


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+ enewtabie on December 24th, 2008 at 7:13 am said:

Could you make it available on the PSN store on the same day? I really like the downloadable model you have with SSHD portable and Everyday Shooter and full retail releases hitting at the same time the PSN store gets them would be great.


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+ Tassar on December 24th, 2008 at 7:17 am said:

UMD day one purchase.

Loco Roco is one of the most wonderful games I’ve ever played. Easy, relaxing, and just a nice and happy game. A nice break from so many darker games out there.

This new version looks like massive and must have update to the series.


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+ erico316 on December 24th, 2008 at 7:29 am said:

so far the psp seem to have a great year in 09


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+ Clinton514 on December 24th, 2008 at 7:44 am said:

Too many games crammed into Feb! But I do want Loco Roco 2.


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+ funtownarcade on December 24th, 2008 at 8:45 am said:

The Mui Mui rule!


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+ darkiewonder on December 24th, 2008 at 8:45 am said:

Can we get this game on the PSP store as well?


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+ benzboi92 on December 24th, 2008 at 8:47 am said:

Haha, man…Killzone 2, Resistance: Retribution, and now this!?! I know it’s only three games but I’m pretty freaken limited on money because of spring break!


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+ THATPSPGUY on December 24th, 2008 at 8:51 am said:

Patapon Jingle bells:

pon pon pon
pon pon pon
pon padda pon padapon,
pon pon pon p pon pon pon, pon pada pada padda pon pon,
PON!!!
pon pon pon,
pon pon pon,
pon pon padda padda pon,
puh pon pon pon puh pon pon pon padda pon pdaada padda padda HEY!!

See you in the new years


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+ bob on December 24th, 2008 at 8:51 am said:

The original was great but not a lot of people got it so hopefully with the expanded audience it will sell well


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+ homy on December 24th, 2008 at 9:03 am said:

The head of the marketing team for Killzone 2 should be fired.
Who the hell sends out the review copy this early, more than 2 months before the game comes out.
All the excitement about the game will be gone when the game actually comes out.

Look at all the blockbuster games like GTA4, Halo3, Gears1&2, they all have the review copy very close to launch date. That is why they’ve sold millions of copies.

I cannot stress enough the important of marketing and its timing though.


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+ smokey_vols on December 24th, 2008 at 9:08 am said:

Wow now that is awsome.


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+ THATPSPGUY on December 24th, 2008 at 9:12 am said:

Home I couldn’t agree more but what do you think of the Next Patapon?


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+ THATPSPGUY on December 24th, 2008 at 9:16 am said:

sorry for double post but that was supposed to read homy not Home


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+ wavesln on December 24th, 2008 at 9:41 am said:

Loved the first one and the sequel looks even better. You should make it available through PSN though. That’d be great.


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+ WHAT on December 24th, 2008 at 9:46 am said:

ALVIN!


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+ Ajora on December 24th, 2008 at 10:12 am said:

LOL! This looks great! I never played Locoroco before but Iwas always interested, now more than ever :D lol

I’ll check it out defenetly, reminds me of PataPon.
And you’re right, it looks like a game that can put a smile on your face.


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+ doclloyd on December 24th, 2008 at 10:13 am said:

Has there been any thought given to putting games like Locoroco2 or Patapon 2 (when it comes out) into Entertainment packs? It would get these unique, awesome games into more hands of new PSP owners and I think the games would lend themselves very well to colorful and fun marketing for the PSP and the games themselves.


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+ Clinton514 on December 24th, 2008 at 10:35 am said:

@20 Hey bright guy…did you get a review copy? If not, what are you complaining about? No one is putting out reviews until the embargo is lifted for them. :|


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+ Kevyn.B.Grams on December 24th, 2008 at 10:43 am said:

Finally, this is probably the best franchise on the PSP. As far as pick up and play goes this game is my number one.

Lets see it on PSN and you guys got a sale. I will never again buy a UMD, I don’t care what game comes out on PSP.


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+ Tassar on December 24th, 2008 at 10:46 am said:

“I will never again buy a UMD”

What an idiot.


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+ Jayceon_Kidd on December 24th, 2008 at 10:47 am said:

any word on a ps store release date?


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+ RxBallin on December 24th, 2008 at 11:12 am said:

I think they should put Tomba(1 and 2) and twisted metal in the store for ps3 and psp. I have searched and heard this game was a hit and which i have played before I also think they should bring it back and put it in the playstations stores. My friends love this game and if it was on the playstation store me and them would buy it. This games rating was 88 out of 100 which is a great rating for a PSone game. It is pretty much 9 out of 10 or a 4 star rating. People should comment about this game to Sony because im sure people would buy this game because it is so good.


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+ triple_lei on December 24th, 2008 at 11:13 am said:

I too would like it available for download – unless the game is 900 MB or something.


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+ Chaos_Bladez on December 24th, 2008 at 11:33 am said:

You guys should put this on PSN.


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+ poisonedsodapop on December 24th, 2008 at 11:34 am said:

I don’t own a PSP and I’ve not played the first one but I have to say I’m surprised this game did so well in the US. I’m glad it did though. Looks really cute.


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+ thebestofkramer on December 24th, 2008 at 12:00 pm said:

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all


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+ Jeigh on December 24th, 2008 at 12:16 pm said:

WoW! I LOVE that trailer! Such a catchy song and so upbeat. Reminds me of slightly better times (I’ve never really had “good times” :( )

Thanks and Happy Holidays! :D


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+ krae_man on December 24th, 2008 at 12:20 pm said:

What in the world made you guys think releasing it after christmas in North America was better then before Christmas(like you released it everywhere else in the world).

I’d import the UMD, but I want this game on my memory stick and you cant have more then one PSN account tagged to your PSP.


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+ Evildude on December 24th, 2008 at 12:51 pm said:

Great, i’ve been waiting for this….thank you


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+ mza49311 on December 24th, 2008 at 12:57 pm said:

Happy Holidays to everyone! Failed to mention that in any of the other comments I’ve left and felt a bit humbug about it, so I figured what better post to put it on than the upbeat cheery LocoRoco Post! I may give this game a shot, though the gf doesn’t think it’s a manly affair lol, maybe she’ll give it a try and get addicted lol


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+ smokey_vols on December 24th, 2008 at 1:34 pm said:

Can you make this game downloadable for the store too, instead of it just being a retail release?


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+ Daver on December 24th, 2008 at 2:44 pm said:

looks awesome! i bought the one for ps3 venver tried the psp version


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+ Vanilla_Face07 on December 24th, 2008 at 3:43 pm said:

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

For ONCE a game comes out first in Australia…4 MONTHS AHEAD OF AMERICA!!
WOOO!!!


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+ Ramage on December 24th, 2008 at 5:37 pm said:

Will this be released on the PS store as well? Although I am mostly opposed to DL titles for consoles I believe it makes more sense for handhelds as you want to minimize what you carry around and it also helps bring down the likelihood I’ll forget a game or misplace it during travel.

Summary:
DL titles for home consoles suck
DL titles for handheld consoles rock

Bring LocoRoco2 and others to us digitally through the PS Store!


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+ krae_man on December 24th, 2008 at 7:00 pm said:

I thought I herd all PSP games in 2009 will be available in both UMD and Download form. Did Sony ever confirm that?


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+ SFJAGS on December 24th, 2008 at 9:43 pm said:

I have been waiting for the sequel and now it’s finally coming…. I love Locoroco!!!


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+ xneonxstarx on December 24th, 2008 at 10:14 pm said:

OMG FINALLY!!! I been waiting for the second one to come out! It looks so awesome!


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+ ftown on December 25th, 2008 at 6:29 am said:

PS3 version also?


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+ Dew87 on December 25th, 2008 at 7:16 am said:

This game puts a huge grin on my face everytime I see it and the music just gives me an irresistable urge to dance. I can’t wait to play Locoroco 2. I loved the first one, this looks even funner, cuter and wackier. The trailer was very well put together and showcased the game very nicely. It seems they have added a lot more diversity to the gameplay. That’s a day one purchase for me. Well done Japan Studio =)


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+ PullusPardus on December 25th, 2008 at 9:19 pm said:

Is the gloomy economy getting you down?
Yes

Is fighting the mall crowd gnawing at your nerves?
Yes

Well, to help you forget all of that
THANK YOU!

This game always cheers me up


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