Sep 01

Top Hand Rodeo Tour Announced for PSN and PlayStation Move

Chris Curra's Avatar Posted by on Sep 01, 2010 // VP of Production, Perpetual FX Creative

Hey guys, Chris here from Perpetual FX. We’re really excited to finally announce what we’ve
been working on exclusively for PSN: Top Hand Rodeo Tour! We are creating something no one has ever seen before, as there has been no rodeo game that will compare visually and from a gameplay standpoint.

Here’s a sneak peak of what it will take for you to become the top hand. Check it out!

With Top Hand Rodeo Tour, we really wanted to bring the full experience of professional rodeo to anyone and everyone asrealistically as possible. That’s why we chose to work with the PlayStation Move motion controller.

Everything in the game you play, see and hear was created from scratch and designed from the ground up for a completely fresh take on the modern face of rodeo. We have a ton planned for the game, including a variety of white-knuckle events like calf roping and team roping. We also are currently working on never-before-seen barrel and mounted shooting mechanics and track configurations, all of which will be playable in highly competitive online and local multiplayer.

For those of you who really want to channel your inner-cowboy, you’ll be able to customize your cowboy, cowgirl and horse visually, as well as upgrade and customize their statistics helping you down the line as the levels get better and faster.

Bottom line, we couldn’t be happier about working exclusively with Sony and using PlayStation Move to bring you guys and girls the most unique take on rodeo this side of the Rio Grande. Let us know what y’all think and be sure to check out our website for more information.

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+ riclucas on September 1st, 2010 at 6:10 am said:

Great concept! I’m surprised that no-one hasn’t made a game based on all the different rodeo disciplines before! I really enjoyed seeing the Calgary Stampede a few years back and I am looking forward to seeing how this game turns out.

Are you planning to make a demo to release alongside the full game though?

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    + Chris Curra on September 3rd, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

    Yes a demo is in the works!


+ darkwing75 on September 1st, 2010 at 6:27 am said:

Can’t wait to see how this works, looks like calf roping is a natural with the Move


+ RafelContin on September 1st, 2010 at 6:32 am said:

This is LAME!!

I cant belive that sony suports this stupid sport that is nothing but cruelty to animals.


+ backbreaker65 on September 1st, 2010 at 6:33 am said:

Pleasant surprise, I’m looking forward to playing your game. New experiences are always welcomed.


+ spatsnaz on September 1st, 2010 at 6:34 am said:

Will be keeping an eye on this for sure.


+ TUSTIN1 on September 1st, 2010 at 6:47 am said:

@3 – Since it’s digital, there’s no cruelty to animals whatsoever – any activist types like yourself should be happy about that.

I think it’s an interesting concept myself…


+ snake4308 on September 1st, 2010 at 6:50 am said:

This looks very innovative.
I too will be keeping an eye on this one
btw I’m at college!


+ kenny-1995 on September 1st, 2010 at 6:54 am said:

i won’t get it. sorry sony


+ RafelContin on September 1st, 2010 at 6:55 am said:

@6 Any kind of suport or sugestion to cruelty with animals should be banned.


+ BrianMcGuinness on September 1st, 2010 at 7:01 am said:

I heard Michael Vick’s signed on for Nintendogs ’11.


+ riclucas on September 1st, 2010 at 7:05 am said:

Somehow I knew this would turn into an animal cruelty discussion.

Just remember everyone…Don’t feed the trolls!


+ NeoHumpty on September 1st, 2010 at 7:12 am said:

I’m about to eat a steak for breakfast, so I won’t say anything about animal cruelty. lol.

I would have liked to see some gameplay in the trailer, though.


+ TUSTIN1 on September 1st, 2010 at 7:16 am said:

@9 – LMFAO – I guess Resident Evil 5 encourages cruelty do dogs, ravens, chickens, crocodiles, fish – not to mention zombies…quick, ban it!


+ TUSTIN1 on September 1st, 2010 at 7:17 am said:

…whoops, forgot snakes and spiders…


+ CartBlanche on September 1st, 2010 at 7:18 am said:

Any new games types are welcome. Looking forward to seeing more!


+ KAPADO on September 1st, 2010 at 7:31 am said:

Ooh snap I am gonna become a cowboy then


+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 1st, 2010 at 7:35 am said:

I eat meat everyday!


+ remanutd5 on September 1st, 2010 at 7:42 am said:

interesting , very interesting


+ S-E-G on September 1st, 2010 at 7:50 am said:

to much lag with move, not interrested


+ jimmyfoxhound on September 1st, 2010 at 7:54 am said:

Make it a calf lassoing a cowboy and I’ll get it! XD


+ jet_franson on September 1st, 2010 at 7:54 am said:

Not loving the filmed trailer… how ’bout some gameplay footage?


+ jgrizzle358 on September 1st, 2010 at 7:59 am said:

please stop making games that are ONLY supported by the Move, I can understand small party games, but if yur gonna make big games, make it so u have the option to use BOTH controllers, not just 1 or the other. Cuz I swear to God if a game like inFamous 2 comes out and u have to have the Move to play it, I will rip some heads off. But I trust Sony won’t do that, cuz not giving options and forcing us to buy more stuff is VERY bad customer service… oops, that’s right, I forgot, Sony already did that by forcing ppl with SDTVs to buy HDTVs so they could actually see the games, so what’s to stop them now from FORCING us to upgrade to the Move? START GIVING OPTIONS! >:(

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    + Chris Curra on September 3rd, 2010 at 8:35 am said:

    The game will allow players to use Move or Dualshock controllers!


+ Bearsharktopus on September 1st, 2010 at 8:28 am said:

aaaand here comes the shovelware.


+ gunUdwn on September 1st, 2010 at 8:45 am said:

@RafelContin I’m sorry. what was that about animal cruelty? I couldn’t hear you over the sound of me shooting and skinning a horse in Red Dead Redemption


+ Chuckbait on September 1st, 2010 at 8:46 am said:

I love to hear new gaming ideas….never have i seen a “rodeo game”

I will most likely NOT buy this game…but im just one person, i’m sure lots of people would be interested in this title.

as for this being shovelware @comment #23…. Nintendo does not quality test games put on the wii and ds…. Sony and Microsoft do.


+ SirTrigalot on September 1st, 2010 at 8:55 am said:

@6 – yeah ban anything that has cruelty to animals but lets have billions of games were we kill humans all day long. Keep fluffy safe while I kill Bill. What logic


+ RafelContin on September 1st, 2010 at 9:09 am said:

You can make fun of it as much as you want, but i still thing that Sony shouldn´t promote or suport a stupid and unnecessary “sport” as rodeo.


+ jgrizzle358 on September 1st, 2010 at 9:21 am said:

I’m not against eating animals, but Blue Face Guy is right… rodeos are cruel in real life. And I personally find them extremely stupid and pointless. The ppl who get trampled by a horse or gored by a bull in these things deserve it. I hate country life soooo much. Too many racist “yee-haww” hillbillies and whatnot.


+ spethal0 on September 1st, 2010 at 9:46 am said:

Seriously people stop complaining about animal rights in video games. There’s always going to be something amoral. If you think they shouldn’t promote animal cruelty then they shouldn’t promote human cruelty either. Then what would we have? We wouldn’t have anything. Video games are made for entertainment. They are specifically made for those who enjoy the sport or genre of game being made. So if you don’t like a game or think it’s amoral then don’t play it. Simple as that.


+ gunUdwn on September 1st, 2010 at 10:04 am said:

@RafelContin but they have ping pong. and I’m sorry I was just thinking about how just last week two people got shot in the face for nothing more than their sexual orientation, so forgive me if I’m not quick to weep for your virtual animals.


+ Jeigh on September 1st, 2010 at 10:26 am said:

I would’ve loved to have seen some actual gameplay footage. All the same, KUDOS for originality; while every other developer is on Shooter #12, you guys are bringing something entirely new to the table.

@ jgrizzle358 (22)

There are just some things the DS3 can’t do. What you’re asking for is that any Move-specific (not possible on DS3) title be immediately knocked down to a budget title so that you don’t feel left out on something that you ARE being left out on. Don’t try to hamper Move titles’ quality.

And are you serious? “You want to ‘force’ me to buy this new product!?” OF COURSE THEY DO! They’re a BUSINESS and trying to build an install base for this major new peripheral. Incentivizing this purchase is PRECISELY what they want! And for your information, I’ve been playing on an SDTV for 3 years.


+ Jeigh on September 1st, 2010 at 10:39 am said:

@ jgrizzle358

In my editing, I forgot to mention: it’s ridiculous to believe that they’d phase out the DS3. It comes standard with all PS3s, almost every game for the past three years still requires it, most control setups are already geared toward it and, in comparison with the Move, far more people have one. Taking a big budget title the likes of inFamous 2 and slicing its potential market from “PS3 owners” to “PS3 owners with Move” wouldn’t be wise.

For the majority of major gaming titles, Move will almost always be limited to an “option.” (An advantageous option to be sure, which may find you getting owned online.) Dial down the paranoia and think things through.


+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 1st, 2010 at 10:41 am said:

war is realy more “cruel” fyou ask me…
we play war games everyday, and no one complain.


+ ProjectInfiniti on September 1st, 2010 at 10:58 am said:

man was that sausage, egg and cheese sandwich good this morning. pork chops for dinner!


+ EggySong85 on September 1st, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

@ RafelContin
Consider me trolled.
As unhappy as it makes you, there is a market out there who will buy this game and others like 18 pro-wheeler trucker etc… On top of that, 95% of gamers out there are going to be indifferent to the morals of this game. Considering the kind of things you can do in a R* game, who’s right is it to cry foul at a mediocre sports game where nothing actually dies at all? Besides, cattle is usually raised to get slaughtered anyway. It wouldn’t suit Sony to ban a game based on animal cruelty when it allows games that glorify shooting cops, breaking laws, and slaughtering people.

Odds are that only the 5% of people out there who actually watch or perform in Rodeos will be the only ones interested in this game… Quit picking on people who are different than you.


+ Chalkoutline72 on September 1st, 2010 at 11:46 am said:

“Here’s a sneak peak of what it will take for you to become the top hand. Check it out!”

Ok, so you hired an actor and bought a camera… Let’s see some gameplay!

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    + Chris Curra on September 3rd, 2010 at 8:43 am said:

    The next trailer will include gameplay. Patience grasshopper!


+ LUGIEZ on September 1st, 2010 at 12:14 pm said:

Well I have always dreamed of being a cowboy in a rodeo in Austin, TX specifically. so yes!


+ RafelContin on September 1st, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

I don´t know if it´s just me, but i can see a HUGE diference between a action game based on total fictional and fantastic story where you have to shoot people and a sport game who simulates a real sport where animals are mistreaten.
I really hope that when you are playing a rockstar game, you know that you are comiting crimes in there. And crimes are WRONG, right!?
People who will play this rodeo game can have the wrong image that rodeos are cool or something…which they are NOT.


+ Davenport on September 1st, 2010 at 1:39 pm said:

Completely retarded. You want to know what I think… show me a trailer with gameplay! That video was a waste of time. What a joke.


+ Bearsharktopus on September 1st, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

you can quality test crap all you want. Doesn’t make it any less crap.


+ TUSTIN1 on September 1st, 2010 at 4:23 pm said:

@38 – I think you’re confusing this with ‘Top Hand Slaughterhouse’ – the game that encourages you cut and wrap your kills in addition to grinding fresh hamburg and sausage meat…


+ Jvolel on September 1st, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

Give us duels and stuff!


+ jgrizzle358 on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:34 am said:

@Jeigh u have valid points, but still, options are nice. The next DS is a 3-DS, it will be able to play games in 3D, but according to GameInformer, it will also have a switch that lets u adjust the 3D intensity or… wait for it… TURN IT OFF COMPLETELY! :D

now THAT is good marketing, OPTIONS. If they forced u to play in 3D indefinitely then ppl who hate 3D wouldn’t be able to play games exclusive to that system, but since they will give u to option to turn the 3D off, then everyone can enjoy.

If Sony would follow this same marketing technique they’d gain more fans and money rather then losing it. It’s stupid moves like this that cause the Xbots to flame us. Oh that and the fact that the PS3 freezes all the bloody time. But it’s ok, we have free internet and better exclusives. Just horrible HORRIBLE customer service.


+ King_Bobo on September 2nd, 2010 at 1:40 am said:

Sounds awesome! Yet another reason to pick up Move :D


+ Midgetguy on September 2nd, 2010 at 2:11 pm said:

I don’t really see this gaming having much of an audience…

Personally it’s not my thing, but if I see gameplay, and it looks fun, I might give it a go!

Oh, and just throwing this out here… the trailer lies: I don’t dream about being a cowboy…


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    + Chris Curra on September 3rd, 2010 at 8:45 am said:

    You will someday….


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+ austinite04 on September 4th, 2010 at 6:25 pm said:

@RafaelCantin, ITS A GAME, no real animals get hurt, DUH!

Your comment is dumb, Sony will allow just about any game on their console, except HALO 3,lol…


+ austinite04 on September 4th, 2010 at 6:28 pm said:

#29 Spethalo makes a Point, If you don’t want animal or human cruelty then all games would be as DULL and boring as PS Home.. Do you think COD fans would like that?? (NOPE)

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