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Coming to PSN This Week: Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! for PS3 and PSP

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Hi Everyone!

Today we’re super pumped to announce that our first PlayStation Mini, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!, goes live today on the PlayStation Store!

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess

For those who aren’t familiar with the game, here’s a short summary.

Monsters have (probably) stolen your princess! Those fiendish and misshapen fools have (as far as we know) made off with your true love — and they haven’t even had the good grace to leave a shred of evidence to follow. Only sweeping accusations and devastating style can save her from the fate she will (possibly) face now!

Available exclusively from the PlayStation Store, MPSMP comes with a full story mode, six unique stages, awesome animated cutscenes and an incredible soundtrack the Duke himself would approve of. With 24 levels of monster pounding justice, this is (probably) the best deal ever.

Check out the trailer to see the game in action:

The game is available on both PS3 and PSP worldwide for the price of $4.99, so you can head to the store and grab it today! Be sure to let us know your best level scores: can anyone beat 2,300 on the first story mode level?

Thanks for all the great feedback and support! We’ve had an awesome time making the game. We’ve written a bit more about it on our blog here.

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For more information on the making of the game, check out this blog post on our website, or follow Mediatonic on Facebook and Twitter.

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sazzrah said:

April 22nd, 7:04 am

EU release? <3

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 10:41 am

    The game is already out in EU :)

    It should hit the US store later today

me2win said:

April 22nd, 7:05 am

MPSMP looks great! Looking forward to picking that up!

rogXue said:

April 22nd, 7:06 am

Hot Holy Hell I do believe I just found my first mini purchase! Thanks for making an awesome looking game!

loucetios said:

April 22nd, 7:14 am

I’m gonna buy this game for two reasons
1) The game looks great
2) The name is sooo awesome

tsukasa1288 said:

April 22nd, 7:15 am

I love the art for this game. And thank you for using a real vampire, I’ve seen enough of that Twilight crap.

hife said:

April 22nd, 7:16 am

This might end up being an expensive Thursday update for me…, and this will be my first mini purchase too.

BigBoss712 said:

April 22nd, 7:23 am

“available on both PS3 and PSP”? does that means I can play it on my PS3? or are minis just games playable on the psp?
anyways the game looks great.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 10:42 am

    That’s correct, you can play it on your PS3 in addition to the PSP.

dinene1 said:

April 22nd, 7:27 am

this game looks amazing.Im gonna get right away…probably

DZORMAGEN said:

April 22nd, 7:45 am

This will be my 1st game!

DZORMAGEN said:

April 22nd, 7:46 am

I will (probably) buy this game today! ;)

Spookymilk said:

April 22nd, 7:47 am

@BigBoss

Yes, you can play Minis on your PS3. They’re not very clear about it, but I wanted to get a Mini for my daughter and figured 3 bucks was worth the risk, and it works.

Rahabib said:

April 22nd, 7:47 am

I am not sure what I just saw. SO all you do is jump? Is there some kind of combat or something? This trailer explained nothing.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 10:43 am

    The aim of the game is to hit the monster 3x before he escapes off the top of the level.

    While doing this you need to build a combo (through not touching the same platform x2) in order to unleash bigger moves and rack up points (which unlock cool stuff)

    :)

BigBoss712 said:

April 22nd, 7:53 am

@ Spookymilk thanks! that’s great I’m getting it.

tenshin78 said:

April 22nd, 8:03 am

Looks like a plataformer in al rule, dont think there is “combat”, but I have seen the character doing some attacks to the bosses.

depward said:

April 22nd, 8:22 am

This looks fantastic. Will be downloading when the store updates! Love the Minis platform…

mew_frenger said:

April 22nd, 8:25 am

this might b my first mini. looks great!

Moosehole said:

April 22nd, 8:34 am

I won’t even consider buying any minis until they support trophies on PS3. Sorry.

Rinaldus91 said:

April 22nd, 8:40 am

Wow, looks FANTASTIC. Have a PS3, but this is a title I’d want to play on the go, so I’ll pick it up with my PSP come June 8th.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 10:44 am

    It will come out on both PS3 and PSP today, so you should be able to grab it in a few hours with the store update :)

BlackIceJoe said:

April 22nd, 9:11 am

I can’t wait to buy this game. I just need to pick up a PSN card first. I was looking on your website and I see Mediatonic made some other cool games like Must.Eat.Birds. & SteamWeavers. Is there a chance your other games will come to PSN?

I hope you get lots of game sales from Monsters (Probably ) Stole My Princess! Because the game looks great and I want to see you make more stuff for PSN in the future too.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 10:45 am

    Awesome!

    We are doing more games for PSN – we’ve just started work on our next Minis title.

    No plans on Must.Eat.Birds or Steamweavers yet but we’ve had a great experience with Sony so far, we’re hoping to do a lot more games in the future.

UnholierThanThou said:

April 22nd, 9:20 am

@Rahabib I was thinking the same thing. The art and soundtrack are great, but the gameplay looks repetitive and boring as hell. Like the kind of thing I’d play up to the third level before I got so pissed off at the impossible jumps I just delete it in a rage. I’ll pass on this one and stick with Zombie Tycoon considering it’s still the only Mini I’ve seen worthy of a purchase.

DoctorJJ said:

April 22nd, 9:37 am

I might wait until I hear GameOverGreggy’s take on it. :)

Anti-Steven said:

April 22nd, 10:19 am

First mini purchase, looks fun!

Invert_Time_Rift said:

April 22nd, 10:23 am

Been looking forward to this game for a while now. Finally it’s here… well almost here.

vampireLich said:

April 22nd, 10:44 am

This actually looks pretty good, don’t know how long its been since i’ve downloaded something but i just might get this…

RibbonParadox13 said:

April 22nd, 10:52 am

I just checked out the store atm. No sign of the game anywhere :) how would I know the store updates? Can’t wait to try out this game looks awesome :D

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 10:59 am

    I’m not sure – it’s already live here in the UK.

    The store updated around 4pm for us so it will probably be around this time in the US I think.

nerdmanwhippy said:

April 22nd, 10:54 am

Looks awesome. I find the price point a little steep, but I’ll bite this time due to all the cards I stocked up on and haven’t had anything to spend on lately.

It’s nice to see you guys answering questions on the blog as well.

nerdmanwhippy said:

April 22nd, 11:13 am

I feel I should clarify, in the above post when I mentioned I found the price point to be a little steep, I did not mean specifically for this game. I’m an owner of a ps3 and only a ps3, and I feel awkward about making purchases meant for the psp, even when it can be played on the ps3.

I think the game looks rad and I’m sure it’s worth the $4.99, it’s just when I purchase things, I prefer them to be developed for the actual system I will be playing them on.

So while I’ll purchase this game, and if you guys make any more rad mini’s I’ll most likely pick them up as well, I think you guys should consider trying out a game designed for specifically the ps3 for the network.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 11:31 am

    Sounds good!

    We’ve started work on our next Mini already and we are talking about something larger though no plans yet – watch this space! :)

saintaqua said:

April 22nd, 11:15 am

I really wish the PS3 version of the minis had trophies. Maybe one day. :D

megamanxzero35 said:

April 22nd, 11:17 am

Is this game anyway related to Monster Surprise talked about by IGN’s Ryan Geddes on Game Scoop?

nerdmanwhippy said:

April 22nd, 11:18 am

@28 I know what you mean. I would of made so many more impulse buys by now if that was so. I feel ashamed… stupid trophies and the urge to get more.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 11:32 am

    We would also like trophy support :)

RibbonParadox13 said:

April 22nd, 11:34 am

Oh, thanks Paul! its 1:33 P.M Atm, I shall wait till 4PM and complain if I don’t get it by then hahaha Jk. :D Spank you.

Hooligantuan said:

April 22nd, 12:06 pm

Where can I download that hot jam?

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 1:10 pm

    I think you mean the music? It’s likely we’ll release the soundtrack to the game in a couple of weeks time if there is enough interest in it :)

plaztiksyke said:

April 22nd, 12:16 pm

Let me add my voice to the chorus asking for a PS3 native version of MUST.EAT.BIRDS. (Not a mini if you please — the low-res gfx look bad on my 50″ TV, and I needs my trophies.) I think it would be a great casual for for the PlayStation Move. Maybe you could partner with Capy to get their awesome animation team to help!

manobon said:

April 22nd, 12:17 pm

Have been waiting on this since the first trailer/screenshots- really hope it’s as fun as it looks! (Also, good price point!)

plaztiksyke said:

April 22nd, 12:18 pm

Oh, and is the audio in this mini 16-bit losslessly compressed? At least 256kbit/sec AAC? Audio quality will be my deciding factor.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 1:09 pm

    Audio is MP3 compressed so not lossless – we did some neat remixes of old classical tracks for the main music though so I would recommend checking it out!

    Thanks for the vote on MEB for the PS3! We’ll see what we can do :)

Axecution said:

April 22nd, 1:19 pm

@35

lmao your deciding factor on a 2D sidescroller PSP/PS3 Mini game is whether or not it supports uncompressed audio?
*facepalm*

Anyways! The game looks RIDICULOUSLY amazing. Especially for 5 dollars. I would easily go 10 bucks for this. Will be getting it the second the update hits as well as the Uncharted 2 content and the free MAG stuff. :) Pretty awesome update today.

So yeah, thanks Paul Croft for more 2D sidescroller awesomeness that the world is so lacking of. :D

iTofuMan said:

April 22nd, 1:45 pm

This looks really nice i might buy this today.

RibbonParadox13 said:

April 22nd, 1:49 pm

And yet it still not up :( Is there a way we can get a certain time/date for it ? :O Thanks :)

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 22nd, 2:39 pm

    I’m afraid not – it will definitely be today. I think generally updates are between 4pm – 6pm so it should be anytime now :)

Darth-Krayt said:

April 22nd, 2:34 pm

Funny, just before visiting the blog on my PS3 just now, I wondered to myself when this game was going to come out. Very excited. I just picked up a $20 PSN card from Best Buy and this will be my first minis purchase, and Monopoly will be my 2nd, seconds later.

This comment is directed towards Jeff and Sony because I STILL can’t watch this video on my PS3.

I find it odd that last night’s PS3 update secretly updated the Flash player, getting youtube working again with it’s new format. But yet we still can’t watch the PSBlog videos. If you guys went out of your way to update the Flash player, why not go all the way, so we can at least view Blog videos? It makes no sense. And stop with these hidden update features in the first place. Tell us everything……full disclosure.

RibbonParadox13 said:

April 22nd, 3:50 pm

Sweet :) Just got updates gots me mah Munsters :)

wolfzero1 said:

April 22nd, 4:18 pm

looks pretty cool

DZORMAGEN said:

April 22nd, 6:13 pm

Ok so I bought the game, and I love this game!! Everything about it. The art, the music, the humor, I already want more!! I wish there were more maps, and monsters!! But I will play until I fully complete the game! Great job, keep them coming, and make #2 already!! :)

poisonedsodapop said:

April 22nd, 7:55 pm

Picked the game up and beat the story mode pretty soon after. It’s pretty short but I can see playing more of it. I love the classical music in it I must say. That made me very happy.

Invert_Time_Rift said:

April 22nd, 10:44 pm

Bought it and loved it! Keep up the great work!

Tengaport said:

April 23rd, 12:08 pm

just bought it as well! only had a chance to play the first level. good times so far :)

DoctorJJ said:

April 23rd, 5:14 pm

GameOverGreggy gave it his enthusiastic seal of approval! That’s good enough for me to get my first mini! Congrats Mediatonic!

CantaloupeKing said:

April 24th, 3:51 am

Great first Mini, thanks for that!
Hey Paul, awesome game. I love the style and humor. It’s great in small doses, but also a mini-time sink, it’s deceptively tough when you’re chasing extras. This great game deserves heaps of praise. I’m looking forward to more, for PSP and (probably) PS3. Go Mediatonic!
It’s also great to see someone replying to comments on the Blog, obviously Grace or whoever doesn’t do that for the store updates.
And if you’re still monitoring these comments, I’d like that soundtrack, too. I recently had a favorable experience downloading the Flower soundtrack, I’d have no problem picking this one up. Woot!

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 24th, 4:51 am

    Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone!

    The whole team here have been refreshing this page and others constantly looking out for more comments! It’s great to hear the game is going down well :)

    We’ll have the soundtrack out in a couple of weeks time.

CantaloupeKing said:

April 24th, 4:02 am

Oh, my. I read your challenge up in the article, booted up the game, and beat 2,300 points on the first level! 2,459 pts with a 50/50 combo! Sweet, I took pictures too. Yes, this game just keeps making me happy.

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    Paul Croft said:

    April 24th, 4:52 am

    Awesome score!

    Have you found world six yet? :)

Elvick_ said:

April 24th, 4:12 am

Gonna get this after my boyfriend wakes up, so I can use my PS3.

Axecution said:

April 24th, 7:33 am

Hey Paul! Bought it the second it went live yesterday. :D My first Mini. I’m kind of disappointed at how short it was, but whatever it was still an amazing game. >.>
I beat it in about 15 minutes though. Did it all during my period one class lol. Maybe you guys could consider turning it into a full game? I’d pay 20 bucks to play it for a few hours or so. Just saying… >.> Anyway i had a lot of fun with it. I’ll probably go and try and get higher scores and whatnot with it. Might play it on the PS3 too just for the hell of it. :D OH CRAP IT’S THE DUKE.
Gotta go.

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