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New Super Stardust HD DLC: Impact Mode

Daimion Pinnock's Avatar + Posted by Daimion Pinnock on Mar 22, 2011 // Producer, SCEA

We’d like players around the world to know that we’ve created a new game mode for Super Stardust HD that’ll be out on PSN this Spring – it’s called the “Impact” mode.

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We want to thank all the fans around the world for your continued support – it has made Super Stardust HD a top selling PSN exclusive and enabled us to keep creating new content for the game even now over three years after its release.

2008 saw the release of the “Solo Pack,” offering new game modes such as Endless, Survival, Bomber and Time Attack. That was followed by the multiplayer “Team Pack” featuring split-screen co-op and deathmatch modes for up to four players.

Additionally, the game then broke new ground by becoming the first ever PlayStation 3 game to feature Trophies.

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In 2010 we gave players the exciting option to experience the game in real 3D, one of the few of its kind as it creates 120 unique frames per second.

Now in 2011 with the new Impact mode add-on, Super Stardust HD continues to be the most comprehensive shooter experience available.

The Impact mode plays on and twists the game rules – in place of the weapon system your ship is now fitted with an experimental new matter-to-energy boost engine technology, which means once you activate the boost, you can stay in boost as long as you can hit meteors and enemies with it!

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This mode also features much higher score multipliers – as long as you boost the multiplier keeps growing and growing! This is the most fast-paced and adrenaline inducing add-on to the game yet.

Look out for the Impact mode on the PlayStation Store this Spring and, if you’ve never tried Super Stardust HD before, there has never been a better time to join the action!

Stardust pilots, start boosting your way to the top of the worldwide leaderboards!

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+ FlashyAndy on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

Awesome! Can’t wait to try this out!


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+ AmericanNinja1 on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

Awesome! Thanks for making an awesome game and supporting it with awesome DLC! I will be buying it.


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+ sNsKid on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:04 am said:

Count me in!! Super Stardust HD was the very first game I got a trophy for. it’s one of my all-time favorite games.


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+ Chipper on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:04 am said:

Has it really been 3 years!!??

Brought back great memories when I use to play Amiga games (although I still do, sometimes). I am glad to see new DLC coming keeping the game fresh.


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+ YungShep on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:04 am said:

still working on getting 100% complete so consider me sold when this release : )


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+ Brandon_2535 on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:06 am said:

Pretty cool. Nice to see there’s still support for the game this far out from launch. You know what would be really awesome, though? If they added online co-op. Just saying.


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+ KazeEternal on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 am said:

Sweet, thank you for the continued support.

Trophy list? or Trophies?


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+ mosespippy on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 am said:

So after all the hard work I’ve put into getting a 100% now I need to keep going? Great.


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+ Rampge76 on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:13 am said:

Probably my all time favorite PSN games! Can’t wait to get this going on the surround sound and 50′ LED! Love this game!!!!!!!


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+ Alpha_Gamer on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:15 am said:

This is awesome news. Next there should be an online component.


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+ Gueeds on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

Any plans to discount the previous DLC packs? Possibly even a bundle?


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+ Enforcer_X on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:21 am said:

CAN’T WAIT!
Love SSHD in 3D
DAY 1


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+ wonderouswes on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:22 am said:

One of the best arcade PSN games out there. Go buy it if you don’t already own it


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+ Zeer0id on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:23 am said:

This sounds pretty epic.


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+ SleepMachine on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 am said:

Holy s**t, awesome! Did NOT see this coming. Well, seeing as you are STILL supporting this game…. PLEASE, oh PLEASE add online co-op! Just last week, me and my go-to SSDHD co-pilot got a new high score in splitscreen co-op. Made it into the monthly TOP10. *GLEE* =)

Let me say that one more time…
ONLINE CO-OP Please!


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+ Butters360 on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:28 am said:

Awesome, can’t wait for this. Super Stardust HD is one of my favorite PSN games.


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+ Autoxfool on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:31 am said:

Make it ONE big bundle for a GOOD price and it shall be mine. Already on my radar, now I’ll wait to see what happens with the release…


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+ dragonmagician on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:31 am said:

Good news, but any chance for DLC for Dead Nation as well?


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+ shyguyNC on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

very nice! super stardust HD is a game that never goes a couple weeks without a round or two being played. does the new update include any new trophies? not that I’ve 100%-ed it yet or anything – 10x multiplier = hard.


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+ Autoxfool on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

Adding to my other comment…. @11…think there is a current bundle already…..but now I want to wait to see if this will be included in a new one…waiting game for me yet again. :/


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+ VixDiesel on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:35 am said:

Wow, wasn’t expecting anything new for this game anymore. Can’t wait. Still one of my all time favorite psn games.


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+ karocage on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

Loved this mode on the PSP, glad to see it’s finally being brought to Super Stardust HD!


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+ cywulf21 on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

Is this the same mode from the psp version? Its a lot of fun, bout time it made it to ps3. Add online coop too plz 


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+ foodlionslave on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:41 am said:

How much?


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+ WHIFFER2 on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:58 am said:

YESSSSSS!~ LOVE STARDUST!!!


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+ WHIFFER2 on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:02 am said:

But i do reserve the right to reject this if the add-on is over priced…just saying. Not a dime over $5.00


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+ FJ1100_rider on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:09 am said:

best news I’ve seen all year
this was the first psn game I bought ( wow …. 3 years ago already ? ) and I still play it regularly . that’s the sign of a great game .
got the dlc too and will definitely get this new add-on content as well .
keep it coming and we’ll keep buying .

THANKS .


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+ KongWen on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:09 am said:

Pretty nice to see continued dev support for an older game. Thumbs up to that at least. I hope PS+ users get a discount out of the gate.


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+ beastbarbour on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:12 am said:

great jobs guys this was on of the first games i ever bought on the ps3 glad to see it still getting support, u have my money again, guys like you make a game thats bought hold potential.


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+ FJ1100_rider on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:15 am said:

to add something ….. anyone even considering buying sshd DO IT ! buy the current bundle . it’s a bargain , you’ll pay about 10 cents per hour played over time , where can you get so much fun for so little cash ?
the various scoring systems , gameplay modes and online leaderboards will keep you coming back and those gorgeous graphics , whether 3-D or not are just a joy to see


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+ Kirkpad on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 am said:

Woah, this game still has development going on? It would be sweet if this add-on was free through PS+.


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+ thefjk on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 am said:

I think I just ****ed my pants!
This is the best gaming news this year in my opinion… SSD HD has a permanent place on my hard drive, always!


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+ SPOOKULA209 on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

Great, this gives me a reason to play this game again. I always loved it


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+ Genexi2 on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

My fav mode from the PSP release, glad to see it’s coming to the PS3 platform also.

Only thing I could ask for now is local co-op for Endless mode, as that’s what I’ve wasted most of my time in SSD HD playing.


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+ unrealgamer38 on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

Hi

I was wondering If you could tell me If this dlc will have trophies?

That would be a added incentive.


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+ LongTallnUgly on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:28 am said:

Now how about some Dead Nation dlc or better yet Dead Nation 2 I loved that game!


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+ SpiritThief on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:32 am said:

I will get this when the 3 are in one pack. If I can hold out.

I still love the normal SD. Great shooters out there but SSD is special.


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+ Phoenix8387 on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:39 am said:

Uh… Really? This… Is… Awesome!

I’ll be honest, I’m totally shocked. Was not expecting ANY new DLC for SSDHD. Especially since we rarely (if ever) see DLC for a game released more than a year ago (let alone 4 years).

On principle alone, I would buy this. Fortunately I love SSDHD and this’ll help me get back into it.

You guys made my day. :D


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+ Lugoves on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:40 am said:

Guess I better re-download it to my new PS3 Slim [Hadn't done that with everything .. lol ] Now I have a reason to get the cyber-dust off it and re-download … at least this time I can put my save in the cloud … yea!


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+ mywhitenoise on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:41 am said:

Wow! that is amazing that you are still supporting this game! This was my first 100% trophy set. Definitely going to buy this, love this game.


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+ Genexi2 on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:43 am said:

Bleh, dislike the lack of edit functionality on the blog.

Anyways, was mainly curious if Housemarque ever looked into doing fullscreen multiplayer using the 120hz refresh rate in combination with the 3-d shutter glasses to give players their own display of the game without the need for splitting the playing field to accommodate each player’s view. Sony made a patent for the idea awhile back, but we’ve yet to see anything from it. I figured this game would be a prime candidate for trying it out on given the developers have the framerate rock solid.


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+ Gamble_STARS on March 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 am said:

The PSP version of Stardust has this Impact mode and it is awesome. It is well worth your money.


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+ TarzanSr on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

Cost?


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+ Ryusennin on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:06 pm said:

2$, which is already too much for a mere additional game mode.


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+ altrodesi on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:06 pm said:

This sounds very exciting!!


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+ MVN73 on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:08 pm said:

Off the subject, anyone know if the NGP will have the same identical gfx as a PS3 or is it close or what? Cause for 300 or 400 bucks if it dont why even get it, thats to much money even if it is as good gfx.It should be an alternative, that if u cant afford a ps3 that u could afford maybe a portable version of a home console if it was infact the same gfx just smaller and fits in your hands. Instead of thinking that everybody has enough money to buy every possible gadget that ever comes out like ipod, ipad, psp, ngp, ds, 3ds, xbox, xbox360, ps2, ps3 I mean come on people!!!


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+ KwietStorm on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

Any Dead Nation DLC plans?


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+ KongWen on March 22nd, 2011 at 12:52 pm said:

@45 you do realize that putting all the same graphics tech into a SMALLER package (PLUS touch screen tech and cameras) would make it more expensive, not less, right? If anything, the PS3 should be for people who can’t afford the more expensive to produce NGP. What makes you think you should be able to buy every single gadget?

I’ll try to bring this back on topic by saying I’m hoping Sony lets us download all these sweet PSN / PS+ games we have on our accounts to our new NGPs when we get them. :) I’d love to play my PS3-based PSN games (like Super Stardust HD and Dead Nation) on a portable.


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+ GGCAN on March 22nd, 2011 at 1:03 pm said:

I still play SSHD once in a while as I’ve never gotten every trophy.

The new DLC sounds great.

Keep up the good work !


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+ ioanina on March 22nd, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

The new DLC sounds great! It’s been a while since the game had DLC a few years ago. Here’s hoping to more Super Stardust HD DLC after the release of Impact mode with more Trophies!


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