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Fat Princess: Demo & Patch 1.03 & New Pork Map is FREE…Oh My!

Craig Leigh's Avatar + Posted by Craig Leigh on Oct 23, 2009 // Creative Director, Titan Studios

Calling all Fat Princess fans!

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Today is a great day indeed. Your faithful developers at Titan Studios and team at Sony Santa Monica Studio are extremely happy to announce that after careful thought and great labor, Patch 1.03 is complete and ready for imminent release.

Patch 1.03 contains the awesome New Pork city level, and due to the amazing support we have received from the community, we have decided to release the map for free! Yes you heard us right, for free!

Fat Princess DLC CITY

Just as important, we have implemented many fixes and tweaks to make the game better than ever. The Fat Princess demo will also go live with the release of 1.03, so everyone who has been dying to try out the game can finally check it out. Huzzah, cake and candy confetti (see below, if you please) for everyone!

1.03 Patch Notes

After playing innumerable games, reading the forums and piles of email, and reviewing all the great feedback we received from you, the fans, we have made a variety of tweaks to the gameplay balance and systems to ensure the game stays fair, fresh and as fun as ever.

Here is a full breakdown of all the changes that can be found in the upcoming patch:

New Map

  • A brand new awesome city map has been added called New Pork…and it’s free!

Game System Tweaks

  • The host’s ability to kick and ban players has been removed.
  • The ability for players to switch teams post-game is now restricted so that sides cannot be unbalanced by more than 2 players.
  • A new switching team system has been implemented during matches:
  • * If there is a deficit of 2 players between teams, the weaker team will drop a team colored ball on the death of a player.
    * Picking up the colored ball switches a player’s team and rewards them with a 300 point bonus.
    * So…get the ball.

  • The 10 game average ranking system has been removed.
  • A new ranking system has been implemented, which adds rank points for every game based on the player’s score.
  • Awarded ranking titles will now never go down once earned.
  • Online leaderboards have been increased to display all players not just the top 1000.
  • All online leaderboards are to be reset shortly after patch 1.03 is released, but all unlocked customizations and trophies will remain unlocked. You will not lose them.

Main Bug Fixes

  • The Princess disappearing bug has been fixed.
  • The issue with statistics and trophies not saving correctly has been fixed.

Character Balancing

  • The Dark Priest’s lock-on range has been reduced.
  • The Dark Priest’s drain ability has been slightly reduced.
  • The Ranger now has larger movement penalty when locked on and charging attacks.
  • The Adv. Ranger has a smaller shot dispersion and increased damage per shot.
  • The Warrior’s attack damage has been increased slightly.
  • The Warrior’s movement speed has been increased slightly when locked on and charging attacks.
  • The Warrior’s 360 degree protect when his shield is raised has been increased from 20% to 40%
  • Warrior’s Lock on range increased to match Ranger to stop class being hit from behind when retreating
  • Warriors weapon collision box increased in size to aid with hit detection
  • Adv Warrior speed increased slightly when locked on and charging to match his normal movement speed
  • Adv Warrior damage increased
  • Adv Worker’s bomb knockback force removed
  • Princess calorie burn decreased slightly in weight state 3 and 4

Control Tweaks

  • Two new control schemes have been implemented to allow players to use the R1 button to attack and to free the player’s right hand for target switching. This is AWESOME.

Scoring Updates

  • New switching team bonus added of 300 points.
  • Princess rescue score increased to 300 points.
  • Princess rescue assistance bonus increased to 150 points.
  • Princess escort bonus increased to 75 points.
  • Win game scoring reduced to 150 points.
  • Match completion bonus added of 75 points.
  • Average Rank bonus award removed for games won under 3 minutes.
  • Bonus score for winning games in under 3 minutes removed.

Additional Tweaks

  • Candy confetti added as a special effect when blood is turned off. Check this out – it is really cool.
  • All loading screens now in color.
  • Loading screens now allow players to scroll to next and previous tips during the load.

We look forward to slaughtering you – ahem, seeing you – on the battlefield!

Cake for everyone,

The Fat Princess Team

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+ sephiroth54321 on October 24th, 2009 at 7:51 am said:

thank you for the free map. fat princess is the only psn game i bought and i don’t regret it.if you make other great games like fat princess it won’t be the last one.


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+ FOUR08DUMMY on October 24th, 2009 at 8:40 am said:

WERE is the demo i didnt see anything?


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+ THE_LIGHT_05 on October 24th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

Yess a deemmo! I’ve been dying to try it but the problem was that whole “bad connections” deal.


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+ NEOSIMKIN on October 24th, 2009 at 9:02 am said:

Fat Princess is AWESOME!

And so impressed and happy about the free map!


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+ NEOSIMKIN on October 24th, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

Also, I love the control and confetti changes!

Something I was thinking would be cool … if Fat Princess ever entered the Home arena, maybe sell all the different hats for people to wear in Home?


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+ Neo_X on October 24th, 2009 at 9:08 am said:

Thanks guys Im sure you wont see my comment but this was the kick in the pants to get me back on this game.


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+ isolatebody on October 24th, 2009 at 10:06 am said:

Awesome thanks guys. I really like this game I still don’t know why……addicted I guess.


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+ Velzorn on October 24th, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

-Titan

Thanks again for this wonderfully fun game. I’m very pleased to see continuous work being done to improve the game and the players experience. While I’m very happy that the new map is free, I would gladly hand over money for Fat Princess DLC. So keep that in mind. I’ll make sure to comment on the map and the tweaks once I get my hands on the patch and map.

Questions:
- Will you be sneaking in new hats?
- Rrrrrrrrrrrrrr there going to be new hats?
- Will you be cooking up new hats?
- Do you realize it would rule if added new hats?

:-p


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    + Deborah Mars on October 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm said:

    And your question is? :-)


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+ TOY_BOXX on October 24th, 2009 at 11:25 am said:

This update, along with the free map, will most likely be the motivator for me to play the game again.


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+ ExPresident on October 24th, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

Fricken awesome. Good job people!


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+ Thrasher20 on October 24th, 2009 at 12:55 pm said:

The music I like a lot is the boat one with the water rising up. The accordion LOL


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+ Icycoldswagdude on October 24th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

i wud be sick if they added boats to levels that included water and also made a jungle themed level


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+ Icycoldswagdude on October 24th, 2009 at 2:55 pm said:

It wud be sick if the added boats


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+ TFWM on October 24th, 2009 at 5:16 pm said:

When does the Demo come out?


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+ SprSynJn on October 24th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

I do not suppose the button mapping has been corrected for those of us who play it on a Japanese system?


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+ digiboy123 on October 24th, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

Aw, no new trophies for New Pork? :(

Thanks for the free update, though!


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+ Appleanche on October 24th, 2009 at 9:00 pm said:

Great news, the biggest exclusion in this is the option of no bot games.

Look, I love the game but facing bots just makes the game feel somewhat cheap to me.

I’d prefer a smaller game with no bots then a game full of bots.


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+ Keebzerz on October 24th, 2009 at 9:51 pm said:

Are people still playing FP since it was broken upon release? Demo is too late. GET A FREAKING CLUE. DAY AND DATE DEMOS LIKE XBLA HAS BEEN DOING FOR YEARS.


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+ SpiritThief on October 24th, 2009 at 10:36 pm said:

That is beyond sweet.

I wouldn’t haven’t gotten it, or even cared. But this is nice. I look forward to seeing you all online again.

Hopefully these tweaks make the game last longer now.


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+ jimfear on October 25th, 2009 at 2:13 am said:

can you tell me again when the patch will be avalaible im not sure to get it


121

+ Albahtaar on October 25th, 2009 at 4:38 am said:

But the cake is a liiiiie!


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+ jeremy23jacinto on October 25th, 2009 at 11:26 am said:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is awesome i will tell my broccoli crew about this


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+ NeoRaidenX on October 25th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

May we have custom soundtracks please?


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+ Icycoldswagdude on October 25th, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

why wud dey release a demo wen da gam came out a minute ago and why is this dlc since it cam out


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+ SomExploSion on October 25th, 2009 at 5:43 pm said:

hey titan studios, u guys are amazing. ty!

just one thing with this post, i dont understand what u mean by the new control scheme. could that be explained a little bit more in detail


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+ Miles514 on October 25th, 2009 at 6:13 pm said:

YES! I have not played it in a while due to my friends not having bought it but i think when this comes out i will have to make a plan to play this and uncharted 2


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+ scissor_runner on October 25th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

You removed the ability to ban (not that I could ever get it to work), but is there a way now to deal with griefers? It ruins a game when someone on your team starts using he bombs to destroy your castle from the inside out.


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+ MysticJon on October 25th, 2009 at 9:21 pm said:

Awesome, time to get into Fat Princess all over again! :)


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+ phinnv8 on October 26th, 2009 at 12:08 am said:

wow sweet!


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+ mnmn1 on October 26th, 2009 at 5:50 am said:

Thank you guys I haven’t played this game for 3-4 weeks now but NOW I going to play it for years LOL 10/22 3 more day!


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+ TuxBobble on October 26th, 2009 at 8:54 am said:

Thank you for this so much!!!

I will once again play thanks to revised control options! Everyone on the PS Forums criticized me for “complaining” but clearly since you’re fixing it, you recognize that there are options that some might like better.

I’m glad you’re really listening to your biggest fans!!!


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+ WillCentaurus on October 26th, 2009 at 9:51 am said:

lol @ Ken Chan who has to copy and paste the same response to the lazy people who refuse to read before posting.

Titan Studios is awesome! Midterm Thursday night, followed by hours and hours of Fat Princess!!!


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+ Mccarty1234 on October 26th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

Hey Ken, I havent seen the other 20 answers, by any chance do you know when it will go live? :-) haha just kidding.


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+ Shamson21 on October 26th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

FINALLY!!!!!!!! A new map. I hope this new patch also includes 2-player so you can play with a friend with seperate controllers instead of only playing online.If it does than nice job guys. And if it doesn`t get any better than that. Then you guys should make a Fat Princess 2. OK well Thank you for the Free Map


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+ Lil_Mermaid_Girl on October 26th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

This is nice. My son plays this so we play without blood on, it’ll be interesting to see the confetti. Thanks, free is always awesome!!


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+ DEATHDLR-ShoNuff on October 26th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

I logged on right after i heard about this, and my Fat Princess updated to 1.03, but my other PS3 will not. Was it accidentally up for a little bit this morning when its really supposed to come out Thursday, and can I play with my machine that was updated to 1.03?


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+ Erdie on October 27th, 2009 at 6:41 pm said:

For free? Awesome! See you in New Pork!


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+ CJSgamer on October 27th, 2009 at 11:58 pm said:

Demo? I thought you released one AGES ago. i have one from last time! was there something wrong with it?


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+ Fear6778 on October 28th, 2009 at 12:59 am said:

Great now i can start playing this again. Awesome!!!


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+ iProxicide on October 29th, 2009 at 5:50 am said:

Ok now its 10/29/2009. Now at what time it will be release?


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+ misterdoubleyou on October 29th, 2009 at 6:49 am said:

What time does PS update the store on Thursdays? I always check for updates before work, and they are never there.


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+ Jasmine75 on October 29th, 2009 at 10:38 am said:

ok this is gonna b a great update but i’ve noticed that u can’t easily create a clan or team..they r out there and i’d like to make one but fat princess doesn’t have anything for it..Do u think u guys will b adding this feature to it? i think more ppl would stay interested if there was something like that on this game i mean come on u can make a team with 16 team members lol sounds fun right fighting against another 16 groups of friends w ur clan of friends


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+ Demonauora on October 29th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

Wait!!! is there a demo if you don’t own the game?


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+ Elvick_ on October 30th, 2009 at 7:20 am said:

The only thing I don’t like is the host being able to kick out players.

I can understand why it was removed, but when you get stuck with 7 people who do nothing in a game then it’s kind of crappy to not be able to kick them out.

Or even worse, when you get on a team with the people who destroy your own castle gates purposely.


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+ fatbadger88 on November 2nd, 2009 at 10:28 am said:

Just what the Doctor ordered!


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