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High Velocity Bowling Updates – Two New Ball Packs and More

Brandon Akiaten's Avatar Posted by Brandon Akiaten on Jun 19, 2009 // SCEA San Diego Studio

Hi there, bowling fans! Brandon here. It’s been a couple months since my last High Velocity Bowling post, but we’re back with some more goodies for you to roll with. Some of you may have missed it because of all the E3 excitement, but we released a patch and two brand new characters for you June 3rd. We are also releasing two new ball packs for you at the end of the month. Here is some info for our new additions:

The Patch
There were a couple things we wanted to fix up to make things a bit more enjoyable:

  • Resolved network stability issues
  • Background music playback is now available while not signed into PSN
  • More than 1 additional costume is now allowed especially in Online Head to Head.


HVB - Don Carlos

Don Carlos ‘El Gordo’ Caliente
Don Carlos is a lower tier Luchador from Mexico City, Mexico. Beyond his size, his love for spicy foods has equipped him with the internal power to launch the ball. Unfortunately, his brute force leaves him with very little spin success. Comes with the new Casa de Caliente lane.

HVB - Milan

Milan ‘Princess’ Travellage
Milan is the daughter of a wealthy motel magnate from Van Nuys, California. This wannabe celebutante sports knockoffs of the latest fashions, and plays with the best second-hand balls on the market, which are great for adding spin. But she lacks power because she’s scared of breaking one of her cheap press-on nails. Comes with the new Celebutante’s Row lane.

Ball Packs

HVB Ball Pack - Tiki

Tiki Polynesian Ball Pack
The Tiki Polynesian Ball pack was inspired by the cool, laid back attitude of the islands, including 2 showcase balls.

HVB Ball Pack - Sixties Surf

60’s Surf Ball Pack
The 60’s Surf Ball Pack was inspired by the legacy and style of 1960, including 2 showcase balls.

The new characters and ball packs can be had for just $0.99. Stay tuned in because we’ll have a lot more stuff for you throughout the year. Don Carlos and Milan are out now, and the new ball packs will be out in the coming weeks.

We hope you enjoy all the new goodies from HVB family. For those late bloomers who haven’t played the game yet, we invite you to pick it up. It’s great fun for family and friends, at home or using online multiplayer.

Thanks again from Team RamRod!

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+ iComet on June 19th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

Nice to see that you are still supporting this great game…

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 2:58 pm said:

    It\’s great to see fans like you keeping at it. We\’re trying to keep up with you all. Thank you for your support.


+ LpSquall on June 19th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

Thanks for the continue support to this amazing game. Are there any plans of having a HOME space for this game? Or having the ability to utilize the game launching feature within HOME?

This title can really benefit from the game launching function in HOME.

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:01 pm said:

    Your welcome for the support. Thank you for your support. The Home space seems to be a hot topic this time around. It\’s a great idea. For now, our immediate focus is bringing alot of new content to you fans. We will certainly keep the Home space in mind. Thanks for the support.


+ NESGamepro on June 19th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

I just got this today with Qore. I haven’t played it yet but I will soon. It’s nice to see I have even more to try out.

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

    We hope you have fun playin\’. It\’s also great including your friends and family. Thanks for your support.


+ ykiki5 on June 19th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:


Actually haven’t played this game in a couple months. Going to have to give it a try again – especially with the tiki balls coming up.

Thanks for continuing to support this game.

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:

    Our pleasure. Pick it back up and have a blast. Tell your friends and family, and enjoy. Thanks for the support.


+ StalkingSilence on June 19th, 2009 at 1:07 pm said:

The specialty balls are starting to look like Pog Slammers with thick plastic with objects embedded.


+ TakiFuGu on June 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

I have this game but only played it once due to the sixaxis controller. Is there a way to play with just the analoge sticks? I truly hate holding the controller in that weird way to play.


+ mywhitenoise on June 19th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

You guys should also patch in the ability to copy the save…that is a ridiculous restriction.


+ Jug_Almighty on June 19th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

Nice to see y’all still support this game. I love this game and ever since it went online I thought that it could use and update where you could play with up to about 3 other people. That would be superb!! Also tournaments would be great. Could someone please chill out on making new characters for a while and look into that? Oh and speaking of new characters it doesn’t make sense to get new characters and bowling balls if you can’t show them off online. They shouldn’t be invisible. Also what’s with no custum music while chat is on? If these things get addressed in an update this game would be perfection!

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

    You are absolutely right with all of your points. We as a team have been evaluating those very elements to improve the game. But those changes do not come quickly and are not small tasks. So we are right there with you. It takes work to be perfect, but for the present day, we want to continue the fun. Thank you for your support.


+ mprunty on June 19th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

I have a couple of questions:

1. Will there be an update for 2-player PSN log-in on the same console?
2. Will we ever seam a 2-player team competitions added to the game?
3. Are additional trophies going to be added to the game? A possible platinum maybe?

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:14 pm said:

    I cannot give you a definite yes to any of your 3 questions. But I can tell you that, that has been a big topic of conversation for the team. Before any decision to address any of those is made we need to ensure our plan is solid. We wouldn\’t want to jeopardize the game. We will keep you fans informed if that possibility arises. Thank you for your support.


+ GGCAN on June 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

Thanks Brandon…still love this game.

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:15 pm said:

    Our pleasure GGCAN. Thank you for your support.


+ GooDer_gAMe on June 19th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

Anything free coming in the near future?

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:

    Unfortunately not. But for 99 pennies we got some fun stuff for you fans. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


+ LILBUDDY2000 on June 19th, 2009 at 2:48 pm said:

You’ve done a great job supporting this game…keep it up. Any plans for a version 2 with the ‘newly’ announced controller :-)

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    + Brandon Akiaten on June 19th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:

    We do our best. Thank you for supporting by continuing to play and taking the time to comment. There are no plans for V2 at this time.

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