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Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Interview – Producer Joshua Miller Answers Your Questions

Chris Morell's Avatar + Posted by Chris Morell on Mar 24, 2009 // Senior Social Media Specialist

It’s day one of GDC 2009, and the PlayStation.Blog.Lounge is up and running, hosting media, developers and fans all week long. And right now we’re thrilled that Tarsier Studios is showing off Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic inside the Lounge to some early-bird media. You already know what the game is all about, and we also know you had many specific questions about Fists of Plastic. So Jeff went straight to SCEA Producer Joshua Miller, and he answers all your questions right here. Stay tuned for lots more from the PlayStation.Blog.Lounge throughout the week!

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+ FULLGORR on March 24th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

Only 8 levels? This isn’t going to effect me buying the game, but I would still love to see more, especially for a fighting game of this style. Any chance there will be additional levels and other content down the road?


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+ FULLGORR on March 24th, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

Oh yeah, sorry about double posting, I forgot to ask; are there items or power-ups, similar to Smash Bros.? I saw a screen shot with a character picking up a box. Is that anything?

Also, are you guys doing those cheesy Kung-Fu videos that were in in the original? I loved those!

Thanks, can’t wait for the game!


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    + Josh Miller on March 24th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

    Inside those boxes are either health pick-ups, chi pick-ups or weapons.


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+ lilbuddy on March 24th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

9.99……I’m buy it. The game looks great!


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+ AmericanNinja1 on March 24th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

Josh I don’t care what the haters say. I am buying this day 1 baby!


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+ xnicox on March 24th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

Yeah I hate to say this as the game looks fun. That this simple an idea didn’t get realized with online multiplayer makes it feel rushed and/or just plain lazy. Ultimately for me this is a deal breaker.

9.99 for a tutorial.
if you add it however, I will own it, till then, best of luck.


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+ SolduNuts on March 24th, 2009 at 1:45 pm said:

Hey Josh, this game looks fun. I love 4 player brawler fighters like this and Smash Bros. Online multiplayer would complete this game and you really should talk to Sony, the original producer, and the current producers of the game to get this version online sometime in the future.


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+ GameDreamer on March 24th, 2009 at 1:45 pm said:

This is looking stupendous. I was a fan of the original PC version so this is a definite buy for me. Keep up the great work! :-)


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+ FULLGORR on March 24th, 2009 at 1:46 pm said:

Meh, I don’t care about online. I would love to see it, but it isn’t that big of an attraction. Fighting games are meant to be played locally with your friends. I find that when the online starts up, you lose a lot of the fun, and it just starts to get competitive, which is something this game is not about.


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+ Lifewish on March 24th, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

as good as the game looks, without an option to play online with 3 friends, i will most likely pass on this.


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+ Hekynn on March 24th, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

Wow this looks like a great party game :D


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+ MadDemonUK on March 24th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

PS3:
- Backwards compatibility entirely through software.
-PS2 games downloadable via the PlayStation Network.
-Internet radio.
-RSS.
-Play animated gif files.
-DivX Certified, will play HD H.264 video (.mkv).
-Release new movies/shows in MKV; include multiple audio and subtitles in different languages.
-Improve Folder Management: instead of having to write the whole name of the folder, it’ll show all folders you’ve already created, at the top there’ll be an option to create a new folder.
-Improve the Internet Browser, make flash work better and load faster.
-Add “PSN Store” to the menu that appears after you press the triangle button on PS3 Games, it will take you to that game’s store page.
-More PS3 titles available as digital downloads.
- Game App: It will be at the top of the Game section, it will work and look like the PSN Store, it will display all the games you have on the right and show the game picture on the Left. You will be able to sort and delete games.


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+ MadDemonUK on March 24th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

PSP:
- Friend List & Trophies.
-DivX.
-In-game Music.
-More PSP games to become available as digital downloads.
-More PS1 Games to become available.
-eBook Store and eBook Viewer App.
-Make a better PSP camera and make it available in the US.
-PSP redesign that includes a camera.
-Ban people from PSN who are using custom firmware.
-Remote Play PSP to PS3: connect PSP via USB to the PS3; after you connect you can use the PSP or the PS3 controller, you can also play PSP Games; Ad-hock and online work.


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+ MadDemonUK on March 24th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

PS3 & PSP:
-ATSC digital TV Tuner Add-on for PS3 and PSP.
-Transfer files wirelessly between PSP and PS3.
-Non-Playstation titles available as digital downloads (Playable on both PS3 and PSP).
-Music Store (DRM Free).
-Game Installation: copy PS1, PS2 & PSP games to the hard drive, installed games will require a disc check after a certain amount of time, could be from 24 hours to a week. To Copy PSP games connect it via usb.


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+ MadDemonUK on March 24th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

-Game Kiosks: •Will offer various game demos that can be downloaded to the PSP wirelessly.
•Will offer Full PSP games on Memory Sticks. You cannot play the game until you link it to your account, once the game has been activated you’ll be able to play it. The game will show on your “owned digital games” list; you can delete the game and re-download it later. Copying the game to your PC before it has being activated will lock it. You won’t be able to use copied files even if they were activated.
•Will allow people to trade their games (disc version) for the digital version. Your game has to have a Digital Version available or you won’t be able to trade. If the digital version is $30 you have to pay $10 + your game. Most people who own the disc version don’t plan on buying the same game twice, so they won’t be buying the digital version, so by doing this not only are they getting rid of used game sells (GameStop, which gives them no money), but they are also making money off of it.


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+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on March 24th, 2009 at 2:07 pm said:

Question Mr. Miller…

Will custom XMB MUSIC be supported???


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+ IIIKAGEIII on March 24th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

when’s the new firmware out? lol


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+ Audioboxer on March 24th, 2009 at 2:20 pm said:

Looks good Josh, wish you success with the game! :D

Online would be nice, but I understand like PAIN it’s hard to do heavily physics based games.

However LIKE PAIN, I’m sure if you guys work at it from fan request you could get an online patch released later down the line :)


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+ gamefan67 on March 24th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

What is the average time it takes to beat the game?


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+ gamefan67 on March 24th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

forgot is there sackboy character in the game?


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    + Josh Miller on March 24th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

    Check out the trailer and I think you will have your answer. :)


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+ mckg123456789 on March 24th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

looks like fun i might get it


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+ KidCommando on March 24th, 2009 at 2:53 pm said:

Damn! NO ONLINE?

what a shame :(

that should have been priority from the begining of the project. was really excited for this game too. what a bummer.

without online, I will have to pass.

damn, that sucks man.


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+ ADR143 on March 24th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

9.99 for this game awesome!! if there will be online add on i will def buy it!!

i will try to get a PS card by this game comes out


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+ Asylum3395 on March 24th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

yeah no online so it wont be as fun because not everyone can have someone over all the time to play agianst people and as for playing agianst a comp thats gets old after alittle bit


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+ Gumbydunzeeto on March 24th, 2009 at 3:09 pm said:

When’s the disc version coming?


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    + Josh Miller on March 24th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

    This is a PSN exclusive title.


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+ traininvain90 on March 24th, 2009 at 3:21 pm said:

This looks like fun! and good price too!


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+ DropD on March 24th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

3 other people on the same PS3, thats $150.00 for just the controllers, I’m wrong, right?
no online? huh?


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+ BigPoppaB on March 24th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

Im really interested in this game,, and the 9.99 price tag is very fair.

When is it being released.. and will there be a demo?


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    + Josh Miller on March 24th, 2009 at 4:04 pm said:

    It should be releasing April 9th. A demo for the game should follow soon after the full game\’s release.


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+ gold5225 on March 24th, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

awesome game.


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+ jimmy903 on March 24th, 2009 at 3:59 pm said:

This game looks like some crazy ass fun.

Yeah, I will be dropping 10 bucks on this one.


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+ jimmy903 on March 24th, 2009 at 4:02 pm said:

@ DropD, #76

Just have someone else bring there controllers or go get some of the less expensive controllers for your friends to use.

I do see what you are saying, $150.00 could be a lot of money to play a $10.00 game.


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+ lakaiHIGH on March 24th, 2009 at 4:53 pm said:

i hope this game becomes Sony’s version of super smash bros. atleast thats the vibe im getting and that is TIGHT! can’t wait to d/l this and try it out.

cheers,
Lh


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+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on March 24th, 2009 at 5:00 pm said:

Oh Mr. Miller,

Is there CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS support????


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+ JKC31 on March 24th, 2009 at 5:03 pm said:

Can each player/controller log into their own PSN account?


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+ LiQuiZoN on March 24th, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

No online mode? :( Thats a shame for us older people who have friends in different places.


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+ JuanDHexen on March 24th, 2009 at 5:33 pm said:

there are so many online babies in this thread. Anyways can’t wait till this comes out and at a 9.99 price is a must buy.


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+ emiru69 on March 24th, 2009 at 6:44 pm said:

Does it have the remote play option? I just love to play with the psp! Thanks!


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+ Mouzreaper on March 25th, 2009 at 1:31 am said:

Does anyone know how long till the release; 1 week; 1 month?


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+ FrankieViturello on March 25th, 2009 at 5:47 am said:

So sad that this doesn’t have online at launch. This response section should be a good litmus test of the fact that that’s probably the #1 expectation of modern gamers/DLC games. I’m sure it’s not beyond the scope of reason to expect online play in the future (even graphically complex games like Pain figured it out) … if this title adds online play in the future I’ll strongly consider purchasing it. Until that time I’ll pass.


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+ NeCrom-X on March 25th, 2009 at 6:52 am said:

Loved the original bought it on Steam day one can’t wait for this one!!!


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+ NeCrom-X on March 25th, 2009 at 7:16 am said:

Ahhh Josh you responded to Gumbydunzeeto he just says that in every blog post about PSN titles even when he knows they will never goto disc lol


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+ Jaytdot on March 25th, 2009 at 7:40 am said:

For $9.99 this is a day one buy.
If it is close to the fun Flower is, then this will be the second $9.99 that will hours of fun on the PS3.


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+ Gunwing on March 25th, 2009 at 7:47 am said:

Any chance of this game hitting the PSP with a few extra goodies, and DLC? Right now the PSP needs more games that offer ways to extend their play value, and anything that gives you some killer fun for a cheap price as well as is good for kids I would think would do vary well on the PSP!

Think about it Sony please!


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+ onipar on March 25th, 2009 at 7:49 am said:

This game looks great.

Unlike some others, I am very happy to see a game come out that relies on local multiplayer rather than online. I’ve been looking for a great game that I can pick up and play with friends that come over, and I think this may be it.

Will there be add-on content? And if so, will they be minor add-ons (costumes, characters, etc), or can we expect new levels being relaesed?


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+ NeCrom-X on March 25th, 2009 at 8:13 am said:

Play the demo of the old one if you want an idea of what it’s like tho the controls are going to be a lot different I would think..

http://store.steampowered.com/app/1003/


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+ stevesap on March 25th, 2009 at 9:47 am said:

oh man! i’m going to love this game.lol. just for the fact that it’s goofy and it’s a fighting game. right when it get release i’m going to buy it.

Q.uic C.ash

- Your #1 Asian Guy! Steve Sap!


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+ Midgetguy on March 25th, 2009 at 3:57 pm said:

Can’t wait! This game will be so much fun!!!!! :)


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+ Sup3rfly-91 on March 25th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

this games looks pretty cool, I like the idea of it, definately gonna check it out, just wish I had some friends to come over and play with lol


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+ Fluidshine on March 25th, 2009 at 7:57 pm said:

Wow this game actually looks like a lot of fun! It’s like ps3′s competition to Super Smash Bros….except way more creative and interactive. I feel bad for the developer because everyone on here is like “No Online, No buy for me” Well the developer said that it wasn’t possible didn’t they? The engine just wouldn’t allow online play because it’s so robust or something…I believe it, this game has an insane looking physics engine.


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+ Gumbydunzeeto on March 25th, 2009 at 8:48 pm said:

When’s the disc version for this game coming?

It would be nice to have a *choice* of which version we want to buy.


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+ NeCrom-X on March 26th, 2009 at 9:48 am said:

There is no WE just you gumbydunzeeto!!!


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