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Coming Soon to PSN Store: Joe Danger for PS3

Sean Murray's Avatar + Posted by Sean Murray on May 31, 2010 // Managing Director, Hello Games

Hello World! It’s exciting to be back on the PlayStation.Blog. It’s even more exciting to be able to announce that Joe Danger, the PS3-exclusive title that allows you to fulfill your daredevil fantasies, will launch on PSN June 8th!

I can’t describe what it feels like to see our own game actually hit the PlayStation Store. My three friends and I at Hello Games couldn’t be more nervous and giddy. We barely slept for the last few months, trying to get the game finished and polished. I doubt we’ll sleep for a month more, trying to stay on top of the leaderboards.

What I really can’t wait for is the surprises we have in store for PS3 gamers. This has been a total labor of love for us, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what people think of the game. If you want to know more about the Joe Danger, you can read some previews here, here and here, but first let me tell you a bunch of stuff you might not know.

Joe Danger for PS3

Stunt, Create and Share
Creating levels in Joe Danger is as fast and fun as playing the game itself. In fact, you never leave the game! As you ride through your level, press Edit at any time to freeze the world and play about with it however you want. You can drop a ramp then launch Joe over it, or place a Shark Tank just before he lands.

You can even create your own challenges to send to your friends. Lay down the gauntlet with your own Multiplayer race level, or set out a Coin Dash against the clock, or a tricky Target Smash. You can complete a friend’s level, then add more danger and send it right back for the ultimate challenge. That’s how we’ve created all our own levels in the game.

Joe Danger for PS3

It’s a BIG game

You take Joe from zero to hero across eleven tours, which are each made up of up to ten levels. Levels are set in a crazy diverse set of hazard filled game modes like Target Smash, Assault Course, Race, Coin Dash, Bowling Bounce, and Puzzle Mode.

Each of those levels feature a high-score table and up to eight challenge stars earned by thrilling the crowd. Some involve collecting hidden pick-ups high in the sky using skilful boosting, beating Team Nasty to the finish line, collecting the letters of D-A-N-G-E-R , racing against the clock, launching your bike at top speed towards a rack of bowling pins and scoring a strike, or keeping the crowd cheering as you combo a whole level. Sometimes you’ll be trying to do all of those things at once!

Joe Danger for PS3

Community

Joe Danger is all about playing with friends, because playing Joe Danger together is how we’ve built this game. That might mean passing the pad on a heart-breakingly difficult Coin Dash, or punching your rivals off their bike in Splitscreen. Sometimes it’s crossing the finish line to immediately see all your online friends highscores, and instantly restarting. More often, it’s about downloading a new level and trying to complete it, before making your own tweaks.

We want this to be a competitive game, something to play with friends and one we hope you’ll want to tell everyone about.

The PSN Store publish date is June 8th — and we hope you enjoy it!

You can keep up to date with Hello Games and Joe Danger on our blog, follow us on Twitter or even just send us mail!

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163 Comments   13 Replies

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+ Dax_Australia on May 31st, 2010 at 1:51 pm said:

Seany1,

We get what you’re trying to say. You’ve said it ten times.

Now scamper back to whatever hole you climbed out of and stop annoying the rest of us.


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+ Skater_Ricky on May 31st, 2010 at 2:00 pm said:

WOW Not even a Reply @Sean Murray And there all Legit Question Anyone would like to Know these Qustions Answered.

Is there a Reason why you didnt Reply to my Qusitons and I was Being Nice and not even Demanding a Response??


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+ OscarSeymourEsq on May 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm said:

You Sir have yourself a sale! Looks wonderful and should it eventually end up on the ‘other’ console I shall purchase it again : )


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+ niked on May 31st, 2010 at 2:06 pm said:

I will buy this game day 1!

And I’m very happy that this game is PS3 exclusive. PS3 need great game that are exclusive.

Why you may ask?

Exclusive games define a console and make the hole idea of having different consoles relevant.

I hope to see more great games from you guys!


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+ dFUSE on May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

This is not an exclusive, coming also to pc and xbox live, unfortunally ;)


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+ Shuraiya on May 31st, 2010 at 2:29 pm said:

@102

Did you even read the blog entry. The 1st sentence clearly states:

“Hello World! It’s exciting to be back on the PlayStation.Blog. It’s even more exciting to be able to announce that Joe Danger, the PS3-exclusive title that allows you to fulfill your daredevil fantasies, will launch on PSN June 8th!”


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+ Nader-Abudiix on May 31st, 2010 at 2:51 pm said:

Hey isnt that song in the trailer from the movie Nacho Libre ? ive heard it there im sure


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+ KainDrake on May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

it’s like little big planet meets excitebike ^_^


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+ vcotson on May 31st, 2010 at 3:13 pm said:

@103 lol!! i think he got confused with this

“Our first game is Joe Danger aimed at digital download (most likely, one of XBLA/PSN/PC) just as soon as it feels right, let’s say Spring 2010″

I’m happy its coming to PS3! ^_^


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+ Seshat on May 31st, 2010 at 3:14 pm said:

How many people can play in split-screen?

Does this game support split-screen online gaming?


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+ TheGuardianFID on May 31st, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

The game looks great Sean, consider it SOLD!!! 8)


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+ wade3formvp on May 31st, 2010 at 3:22 pm said:

wow…..it looks so fun and cool in the same time!i like games with that style.


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+ Redikol on May 31st, 2010 at 3:35 pm said:

I Can’t Wait! Me & my brother grew up playing Excitebike, so we’re stoaked for this! Thanks you, Hello Games!


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+ rhymeboyg on May 31st, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

Can’t wait for this game!!!


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+ THE-D1RTY-77 on May 31st, 2010 at 4:01 pm said:

its like oldschool excitebike…times 3


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+ wolfzero1 on May 31st, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

looks pretty cool. love the music


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+ kingkobra0098 on May 31st, 2010 at 4:20 pm said:

this looks pretty cool reminds me of that bike racing game from the 80s (name of it xcapes me) i might just get it to help pass the time til fallout new vegas comes out.


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+ vr6GOLFr32 on May 31st, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

This game looks amazing. I couldn’t believe my eyes lol it was one part nostalgia and then one part “omg this is so fresh and original.” I’m loving it guys.

I only have one question though. On your guys’ website it shows that the game will be appearing on XBLA and PC, I thought this was a PS3 exclusive?


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+ VictoryEagle on May 31st, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

KingKobra, it’s ExciteBike.


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+ OscarSeymourEsq on May 31st, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

@115
I think this could be a timed exclusive much like Braid & Castle Crashers.


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+ joostin on May 31st, 2010 at 4:45 pm said:

I will get this as soon as I can. Unfortunately, my PS3 YLOD today! MY baby 60GB launch just had enough after Folding @ Home all weekend. I was just finishing my platinum on Assassin’s Creed 2 and poop. Dies 10 minutes in. At least it was curing diseases like crazy for most of it’s life. Anyways, should have it fixed and ready to do some stunts within a week or two.

PS. Congrats on a great looking game for a team of 4! I like the attention to depth and the really good community relationship you guys have!


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+ BARRICO3 on May 31st, 2010 at 4:56 pm said:

Good job, love the idea and the split screen.
Got one question will the game run on full HD 1080p?


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+ Jaysonguy on May 31st, 2010 at 5:01 pm said:

People this game is NOT PS3 exclusive
It’s a timed exclusive, the PS3 gets it first.
It’s on other platforms as well


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+ BlazeKush420 on May 31st, 2010 at 5:04 pm said:

PS home trophy items?


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+ bow7 on May 31st, 2010 at 5:05 pm said:

Looks really fun. Also, it is always good when the devs hang around and respond to the comments. Keep up the good work (especially getting it to the PAL store).


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+ Darkpen on May 31st, 2010 at 5:20 pm said:

Normally, I’m pretty adversive of $15 psn game, but this is just too cool to ignore.


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+ Darkpen on May 31st, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:

agh, I meant aversive, but you get my point


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+ glzwpk on May 31st, 2010 at 5:55 pm said:

Wow the game looks great! and I can’t wait to give it a shot


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+ Destiny89 on May 31st, 2010 at 6:13 pm said:

Looks fun


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+ Brapp347 on May 31st, 2010 at 6:22 pm said:

make it on psp… PLEASE!? This is definitely something i wanna play on the go


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+ nino1911 on May 31st, 2010 at 6:27 pm said:

is there online


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+ Welford on May 31st, 2010 at 6:40 pm said:

This game looks awesome,

Will this be coming to the Japanese PSN?


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+ dehumanizer_666 on May 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm said:

Excitebike…


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+ pascalf1 on May 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm said:

You are getting my 15$ for sure on day 1.

I’ve been waiting for this game for months.


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+ Lord_Rinja on May 31st, 2010 at 9:08 pm said:

This title definitely fits the whole Play, Create, Share motto. It reeks of old school Excitebike goodness. Good luck with Joe Danger guys. I’m sure it will do well on PSN. BTW, are you guys including a demo when it comes out? I can already tell that this is definitely one of those games where it needs to be experienced to see how awesome it is.


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+ Mosh_Pit on May 31st, 2010 at 9:17 pm said:

Nice title… by the way, only one post today?


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+ Badger_Train on May 31st, 2010 at 10:18 pm said:

Hey Sean, here’s a question. Why is this PS3 exclusive? Is there any possibility of a future 360 release? None of my friends have the ps3 so that would kind of kill this game for me if I can’t play with my friends…


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+ Flameybadger on June 1st, 2010 at 2:11 am said:

This game isnt exclusive at all it has the A button in the video and is listed for xbox 360 on ign


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+ maddymad on June 1st, 2010 at 2:52 am said:

I am gonna get this game.


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+ muzzar69 on June 1st, 2010 at 4:21 am said:

may i just ask why is it the US gets EVERYTHING first?
has the ps3 not been launched outside the us yet?
and sony wonders why people create other regional accounts.
oh well, one down one to go now all i need is a date for earthworm jim and im set!


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+ I_am_rushin on June 1st, 2010 at 6:30 am said:

Looks great. One question. Is it 2 or 4 player split-screen?


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+ xeno3d on June 1st, 2010 at 6:54 am said:

Cool!

Excite Bike… only BETTER!

Day one buy


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+ Se7enthSign on June 1st, 2010 at 6:55 am said:

This looks very interesting. I’m glad that the ‘Play Create Share’ concept is really starting to take shape. That said, I’m most impressed with the fact that this is the work of a team of four. That, alone is reason enough to support this title.


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+ rickelchilango on June 1st, 2010 at 7:24 am said:

Looks awesome! I didn’t know anything about this game, good thing it’s only a week away from being released (not too long of a wait).. :)


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+ FriedConsole on June 1st, 2010 at 7:26 am said:

Yes!! Looks a lot like Excite Bike World Rally which I loved. I hope there is option to change the perspective to be more flat. I had a hard time playing Excite Bike with the tilted perspective. Thank you for split-screen!


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+ Sindred on June 1st, 2010 at 7:33 am said:

Yay, it’s about time this one comes out! One week!


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+ LiquidMetal14 on June 1st, 2010 at 7:53 am said:

You folks have done a FANTASTIC job sculpting Joe. Your hard work (small team and all) really shows. I will be sure to spread the word.

Question – Will there be wallpapers, themes, avatars, or anything else Joe related in the store?


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+ SPOOKULA209 on June 1st, 2010 at 8:03 am said:

Day 1


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+ Airwalkinman17 on June 1st, 2010 at 8:03 am said:

Most definitely picking this up June 8th!
Thanks


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+ TixSoul on June 1st, 2010 at 8:45 am said:

Even if we’re on the us playstation blog we’ve got breaking news for Europe too:

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/06/01/joe-danger-coming-to-psn-june-9th/

The release date is set also for us!!! Enjoy!!!


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