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Kung Fu Rider – PlayStation Move’s Most Unique Launch Title

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Aug 13, 2010 // Sr. Social Media Manager

When PlayStation Move launches in North America this September, there will be no doubt about which game is the weirdest – it’s Kung Fu Rider. At our past Move Meet-ups, I’ve been describing this game as the latest in the escaping-from-the-mafia-on-office-furniture genre.

It is not a crowded genre.

When we first saw this game (as “Slider”) at Game Developers Conference 2010, we weren’t sure if this was going to be a simple downloadable title or something more. As Producer George Weising tells us in this demo, Kung Fu Rider is going to have a lot more to it than we initially anticipated.

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+ Destiny89 on August 13th, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

Looks good but im more excited for sorcery and Time Crysis for PSMove


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+ xaos on August 13th, 2010 at 12:09 pm said:

“It is not a crowded genre.”

You just made me schnork out loud; how embarrassing. Looks cute, and very reminiscent at a glance of cult PS1 classic Incredible Crisis


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+ nino1911 on August 13th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

my friends i think we just found moves killer app … lol


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+ Gump_ on August 13th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

Honestly when I first heard of Move I had zero interest but after seeing what it can do, it has become a must have!


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+ jimfear on August 13th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

the game visual looklike crazytaxi :p


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+ mJ_mSv on August 13th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

This will really be one of the highlight of the year for me, but kinda disappointed that there is no platinium for this title if the trophy list on net is for real! atleast when it will be a blueray release and not a psn one!


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+ KILLZONE79 on August 13th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

Is this made by united front games? the intro sound in the video is from modnation racers


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm said:

    Good catch on that – Rey used the music from ModNation, but this is not a UFG game.


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+ mindloss on August 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

Bluray release huh? erm. I hope it’s not 60 dollars.


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    + Dais Kawaguchi on August 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm said:

    Kung Fu Rider will be available in stores for $39.99.


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+ UNCyrus on August 13th, 2010 at 12:26 pm said:

Crazy Taxi meets Tony Hawk meets PAIN physics…


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+ jimmyfoxhound on August 13th, 2010 at 12:29 pm said:

… the heck?? o_O


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+ PushinNshovinMe on August 13th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

@ jimfear
thats exactly what I thought, guess its that 90′s arcade feel he was talking about. strange sized cars and weird color palette


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+ hife on August 13th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

Although I am looking forward to this game and the Move, I don’t really understand why this is a Move title. It looks like it would be much easier to play with the DS3.


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+ kcasa on August 13th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

have demo already thru houseparty .com it fun were doing the ps move party next saturday and have been playing kung fu rider and the shoot, sports champions love the disc golf,also playing tv superstars and i think the best game coming will be tumble.besides tiger woods 11 which other games have the move patch active already


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+ fsavoie on August 13th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

Looks more like a psn title than a retail one, but it looks fun enough.


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+ deltakong on August 13th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

Will it have a platinum?


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+ mywhitenoise on August 13th, 2010 at 1:16 pm said:

I was going to buy a Move..unfortunately the PSEyes USB cable is WAY too short (6 feet). My PS3 is about 25 feet away from my TV (which is wall mounted). I have absolutely no cables showing, and planned on having a USB 30′ extension wired in-wall…however that solution didn’t work because the speed of the extension isn’t fast enought and picks up movement too slow.
Sony should have made the Eye wireless, or given it a longer cable.


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+ MadMeat001 on August 13th, 2010 at 1:17 pm said:

i was kind of ignoring move but it really look now that you guy’s want to get our bucks, i love the theme song of the game!


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+ Kchow23 on August 13th, 2010 at 1:18 pm said:

Unique is right…. wont buy this game, but hopefully people interested will


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+ LUGIEZ on August 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm said:

diddo on #8′s comment.. looks to be a fun game!


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+ zekececil14 on August 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm said:

Meh, im looking forward for LBP 2 more. I pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition! 8) Good game though.


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+ colonel007 on August 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm said:

I feel like this game should be a PSN download instead of coming in Blu-Ray. Bluray should be saved for bigger games with more production value.

I’ll give it a try. After all, I am replacing my recently dead 60GB :( with the PS3 Move bundle!


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+ plaidfluff on August 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm said:

@mywhitenoise: Um, how could a 30′ USB cable slow the motion responsiveness down any further than a 6′ cable? The signal propagates in the cable at roughly half the speed of light.


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+ igorsport09 on August 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm said:

The Navigation controller has motion sensors?


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+ trapper12 on August 13th, 2010 at 1:59 pm said:

At first, I thought this was a PSN download for Move, but since it’s a Blu-Ray title, looks like I’ll have a bunch of Move games to buy in retail next month.


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+ rjejr on August 13th, 2010 at 1:59 pm said:

After watching the video this looks like a cool game, but describing the controls makes it sound like it could just as easily be played with a dualshock using the left joystick to steer like Wakeboarding HD. I think that guy in the chair in the video is distorting the controls at best and flat-out lieing at worst.


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+ JakeSkate on August 13th, 2010 at 2:05 pm said:

Does this game have a platinum trophy?


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+ smokey_vols on August 13th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

A retail release for that? No thanks guys, that’s more of a PSN release for $15.


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+ KazukiTheHero on August 13th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

PS move titles will retail for $40, according to Sony… yeah this one seems worth 40, I guess.


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+ mariosmaker on August 13th, 2010 at 2:40 pm said:

Any chance there will be a demo at PAX? Looks like a certain taxi game that was one of my favorites on the PS1, or was it the Dreamcast(?).
Still on the fence about the Move though….


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+ letherclad on August 13th, 2010 at 2:57 pm said:

Seems like this game will be fun, I’ll keep my eye on it

Good interview Jeff!


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+ digitalman123 on August 13th, 2010 at 3:14 pm said:

Hm. Thinking about getting Move. What about Eyepet? It looks like PS3 Kinect, or whatever Xbox changed it to.


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+ Dracorius on August 13th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

Thanks Sony! It’s nice to know you guys will still take risks with new IP’s and concepts. This and EyePet is a must buy for me!


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+ MercenaryDemon on August 13th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

Jeff you sound tired. You need to take a rest man.


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+ TallCrowe on August 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

The first playstation move game I want to play.


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+ Geurtz on August 13th, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

This was included on the demo disc for the houseparty.com promotion. Of the 6 demos on the disc, this is probably the least fun. Even Beat Sketcher (think MS Paint with the Move) is more enjoyable than Kung Fu Rider


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+ letherclad on August 13th, 2010 at 4:23 pm said:

Looking into it I think I’m going to add this to my move preorder tonight, this interview sold me!


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+ Enigma777 on August 13th, 2010 at 4:41 pm said:

I don’t understand why this game is a Move-only title. Dualshock 3 controls seem a lot more logical than waiving around the Move here…


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+ Psikorps on August 13th, 2010 at 4:56 pm said:

Looks fun, though for the trophy people out there not so much, I still dont see why this only has 13 trophies, and no platinum.

For alot of people (myself included) having PSN title release trophies in disk games like this will push them down to rental status instead of purchase titles.

Jeff, I hope this is not going to be the trend for the MOVE titles, only having PSN title release style trophies.


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+ BigRon3400 on August 13th, 2010 at 5:09 pm said:

Looks interesting but no way on earth I’m paying 40 bucks for this game. I’ll pick it up from the bargain bin next summer.


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+ amjr72 on August 13th, 2010 at 5:21 pm said:

love quirky games, but i thought it would be a PSN title…


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+ HazeBlaze on August 13th, 2010 at 6:07 pm said:

Looks great! Looking forward to this and Sports Champions. Although the Move game I’m REALLY looking forward to is Sorcery… I hope the entire game delivers on the charm it showed during the E3 presentation.


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+ ssjmichael on August 13th, 2010 at 6:26 pm said:

While this looks “OK” I don’t feel this is deserving of a Blu-ray release. This should be PSN release. I also feel that, for the sake of the developers, this should not be Move-only. Make it available for regular PS3 controllers too.

I’m sorry to say this has FAIL written all over it if it’s priced at 39.99 and as a BD release. This should be no more than 29.99, but really it should be 14.99 on PSN.

This game will also make PS Move look bad as this looks like a launch day shovelware title.


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+ kenny-1995 on August 13th, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

i love silly games.
how much will it be in the U.K?


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+ Kenshin71 on August 13th, 2010 at 7:41 pm said:

Game should be $30 tops, downloadable as well and also have the option to use DS3. I can see it bombing at retail unless it’s a pack in with a PS3.

Do Sony do any market research on these things?


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+ klee1234 on August 13th, 2010 at 8:21 pm said:

Hey Jeff, who’s the developer behind this game? All I know is that it’s from Sony Japan, but do you know what the development team has worked on before?


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+ DiscoJer on August 14th, 2010 at 2:15 am said:

It’s not really that weird. Indeed, it seems rather inspired by a bit in a Sealab 2021 episode. Logan, the guy who always sits in his chair, is also apparently an action movie star, and in a montage you see him doing all sorts of fighting and action movie stuff with his chair.


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+ Darkpen on August 14th, 2010 at 2:16 am said:

Does the secretary have a name?


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+ AnthonyTonyMagic on August 14th, 2010 at 3:57 am said:

I’m really hoping that this game is good. The streets of Hong Kong look really authentic… I live there and the street outside my front door literally looks like the streets in this game. Great artwork, guys.

I’m wondering though, is there any reason why this game DOESN’T have DS3 support? It’s Move exclusive, right? But wouldn’t it be easy enough to control with a standard controller? A few reviewers said that the preview version was a little bit hard to control

I’m really really hoping the controls are tight, because if it’s waggle-ware then it could ruin the game.

Will the game support the Navigation Controller and its analog stick?

Also, there’s two characters… any chance of unlockable costumes/skins?

Anyway, I’m going to at least have to try this one out before I buy it to see if the controls really are intuitive… will there be a PSN demo?


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+ AnthonyTonyMagic on August 14th, 2010 at 3:57 am said:

@Darkpen

Does she need one ;)


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+ flyness163 on August 14th, 2010 at 4:41 am said:

Reminds me of Incredible Crisis


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