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Coming to PSN: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

Sian Yue Tan's Avatar + Posted by Sian Yue Tan on Jul 19, 2011 // Producer and Studio Head

Rocketbirds

After its triple nomination at the 2010 Independent Games Festival, the Rocketbirds universe is finally coming to PS3. The totalitarian Penguin regime has oppressed Albatropolis for too long, but who can bring it down? Maybe Hardboiled Chicken? Oh Please… Of course, Hardboiled Chicken!

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken takes you on a cinematic platform adventure through Albatropolis as you hunt down the Penguin’s corrupt leader, Putzki. Along the way, you’ll have to kill many penguins, solve puzzles, incite revolution, and maybe possibly pilot a few jetpacks.

We’ve had a lot of fun putting Rocketbirds on the PS3. The available power has allowed us to vastly improve on the controls, visuals, and gameplay over the first game. For the visuals, you can look forward to expressive characters and rich, detailed environments. All running at 60fps and 720p.

There’s even an optional stereoscopic 3D mode that also runs at the full 60fps, 720p. This may sound pretty pointless for a non-scrolling platformer, but it looks great. Each screen is modeled in full 3D, and we’ve got just enough scroll, depth, and parallax going on to impress without making you dizzy.

And, in an announcement that has us really excited, we’ll also have a preview demo of “Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken” at the San Diego Comic-Con starting July 21st. For anyone curious about the game, please stop by the PlayStation booth and have a go. If you do play it, let us know what you think at support@rocketbirds.com.

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is scheduled for release on PSN late 2011/early 2012.

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+ Rolento on July 19th, 2011 at 8:16 am said:

Sold on anything ratloop


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+ PumpkinMusic837 on July 19th, 2011 at 8:25 am said:

I cant tell if this is just funny or just plain weird


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+ the_only_wizard on July 19th, 2011 at 8:25 am said:

looks interesting. I might have to check it out if the price isn’t to bad


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+ Brandon_2535 on July 19th, 2011 at 8:31 am said:

Pretty neat! Any word on co-op? It would also be nice to have a demo before when it launches!


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+ FearMonkey on July 19th, 2011 at 8:37 am said:

I’ll be at comic-con so if I have time I’ll stop by the booth and check it out. thanks for the info. :)


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+ Conaaando on July 19th, 2011 at 8:37 am said:

It seems very weird. In a good way! :-) Demo, please. ;-)


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+ madmaxx350 on July 19th, 2011 at 8:47 am said:

Make it Vita compatible :D


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+ JERM7 on July 19th, 2011 at 9:03 am said:

The look of the side-scrolling areas reminds me of Oddworld.


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+ DZORMAGEN on July 19th, 2011 at 9:09 am said:

SOLD!! It reminds me of a little Shank, and a little Oddword’s. Knowing how Sony is not always good on release dates, I can’t wait till they release this sometime in 2013 ;)


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+ Harry190 on July 19th, 2011 at 9:12 am said:

What’s the name of the song in the trailer? It’s nice, pretty pretty pretty good.


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+ datoupee on July 19th, 2011 at 9:13 am said:

Death to all penguins. I’m sold.


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+ iKingAces on July 19th, 2011 at 9:20 am said:

“Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is scheduled for release on PSN late 2011/early 2012.”

Umm, no. I want it now! Just kidding, but the game does look awesome and seeing as I’m getting a 42″ 3D TV in a week and this has 3D mode makes me just that more excited for it. Day one purchase for sure.


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+ so-knee on July 19th, 2011 at 9:23 am said:

Looks cool. Always wanted to play Shadow Complex with a killer chicken. Release it soon. Thank you.


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+ msm1428 on July 19th, 2011 at 9:28 am said:

Juggling penguins FTW!


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+ Manifest37 on July 19th, 2011 at 9:33 am said:

I must Obey!!
Now this is a game made by talent!


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+ DNAgent on July 19th, 2011 at 9:38 am said:

This game looks awesome. Is it the same as Rocketbirds: Revolution! with just a new title or is it a completely new game?


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+ Heavenly_king on July 19th, 2011 at 9:55 am said:

Shank with Chickens = AWESOME!!


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+ mcbuttz78 on July 19th, 2011 at 10:06 am said:

I thought only hens could be male and chicken where female>??


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+ carlos-david1234 on July 19th, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

i thought chickens dint fly and looks like there flying in here -_-


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+ theXsilentXchild on July 19th, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

whats up with the Juggling penguins? I can keep shooting the same enemy 500 times! Awersome! “sarcasm” That seemed like what they were most focused on. Trailer could of been better as well. Some should learn some editing and that would of made me more likely to want to know more. still somewhat interested though .


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+ TomHoang on July 19th, 2011 at 10:36 am said:

Wow, this game looks awesome! I’m really digging the art style. But based on the trailer, I can already tell this is going to be a hard game, lol. This is an exclusive PSN game, right?


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+ julian2434 on July 19th, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

this game looks nice.
out of topic: plz plz plz respond i got assassins creed 2 from the playstation store when it was in a promotion it was $9.99 then i look at the info and it saids that it would expire in a year when i got it it never said it was going to expire so what can i do.


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+ Phake on July 19th, 2011 at 10:53 am said:

Maybe its the subject of the post and how it comes across I guess. I am fine with this title not having Online Multiplayer, HOME presence, or extra features. Though 3D, thank you.

Might be this has a more polished feel. Any way looks like another good Shank.


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+ MastaShakeFan on July 19th, 2011 at 10:57 am said:

I dont care about this! why isnt the Fallout new vegas old world blues dlc up on psn!!?


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+ OKelly006 on July 19th, 2011 at 11:23 am said:

Looks great! Horray for Sony’s support of indie games : D


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+ JERM7 on July 19th, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

@27 julian2434 – That happened to me too because of the full game trial. I heard (from past games that did that) it only updates once the expiration is reached, then the date will remove without expiring. In any case, I have the receipt so I will just wait and see and worry about it then.

@29 MastaShakeFan – The store hasn’t updated yet, relax.


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+ Kirkpad on July 19th, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

Woah, as in THE Rocketbirds? This was a hugely nominated indie game. Got me eye on this one!


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+ SpeedRacer1955 on July 19th, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

This reminds me of Bionic Commando the side scroller on PSN.


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+ wildpens87 on July 19th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

No Not Rocketbirds….i want Angry Birds on the PS3 Please. :)


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+ JG4Horrorshow on July 19th, 2011 at 12:08 pm said:

Reminds me of The Dishwasher on Xbox. I’m certainly interested.


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+ Airwalkinman17 on July 19th, 2011 at 12:11 pm said:

Same here #27
I called customer service and they said it’ll correct itself once the date hits. I also bought it for 9.99 and was a little confused. So i called and they were really nice about it.

anyway, This chicken game looks BEAST. Love the style. Can’t wait to see more. Looks really cool.


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+ mgsnull617 on July 19th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

I want angrybirds rio darnit but this is cool


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+ ODINGameslayer on July 19th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

Remember “Flashback?” This game reminds me of that. Flashback and Oddworld.

…Which equates to: AWESOME.

I’ve never heard of Ratloop or this game, but WOW it looks good! Already decided to buy.


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+ ODINGameslayer on July 19th, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

And…I already have Angry Birds on PS3. What gives?


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+ deltakong on July 19th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

Is the title a pun in reference to the epic John Woo masterpiece “Hard Boiled”?


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+ julian2434 on July 19th, 2011 at 12:47 pm said:

thanks Airwalkinman17 and JERM7


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+ Anddo on July 19th, 2011 at 1:02 pm said:

Looks awesome!


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+ korgon117 on July 19th, 2011 at 1:03 pm said:

I’m not really sure how to react to this game… I didn’t like the song, but it looks kinda fun.


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+ StalkingReaptor on July 19th, 2011 at 1:23 pm said:

Not a bad song. Lyrics were kind of interesting. The game looked like a cheap quickie though.


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+ Joyce139 on July 19th, 2011 at 2:31 pm said:

Im sooo gettin this game


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+ Wyrmchaser on July 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm said:

For those of you wondering, the song is Double Agents by New World Revolution.


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+ sytanic on July 19th, 2011 at 3:07 pm said:

Wow – I need to crawl from under my rock more often!

We had lots of fun workin’ on this game – we’ve still got other stuff to show you (like the Budgie Commandos in Coop, for instance). The trailer’s visuals are bit dated now unfortunately – it was recorded from the game’s early alpha. We hope you’ll have a chance to check out the game and Jet-packing Zeppelin stages at the Comic-Con – otherwise, be sure we’ll be workin’our butts off getting this game to you, all polished and nice-like… for more frequent updates, you can follow us on twitter @ratloop


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+ aquastorm on July 19th, 2011 at 3:33 pm said:

THE MAIN REASON THE XBOX 360 AND XBOX LIVE KEEP KICKING SONYS BUTT IN SALES AND POPULARITY?

THE LACK OF CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT AND A PARTY SYSTEM ON THE PS3!!!!!!

WHEN WILL SONY STOP IGNORING THE FACTS AND RESCUE THE PS3 FROM AN EARLY DEMISE BY IMPLEMENTING THESE MISSING CRUCIAL COMMUNITY FEATURES?

IS CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT NOT POSSIBLE ON THE PS3? WHY DON’T YOU COME CLEAN WITH THE COMMUNITY SONY AND ADDRESS THIS GIGANTIC PINK ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?


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+ starBlinky01 on July 19th, 2011 at 4:44 pm said:

WOW, the graphics in this are breathtaking. This game looks like a lot of fun I hope you guys do well with it. Cool song too in the trailer.

Cant wait to try this one out


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+ marlyt on July 19th, 2011 at 5:59 pm said:

@ Sian

Hey has PETA tried to sue you yet for being insensitive to chickens. If they haven’t, just wait…lunatics. For those of you who don’t know PETA is an acronym for People Eating Tasty Animals. They actually sued the Indy 500 for having the winning driver drink milk saying “it was degrading to cows.” Needless to say it never went to court. Yes, they were serious.


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+ SHINSPIKES on July 19th, 2011 at 8:10 pm said:

Is this sponsored by OBEY clothing line? Love their stuff. Game looks great. How many hits does it really take to kill the enemy? I can see that hes just juggling the enemy and hes probably dead. But, whats the average? Any co op? Or online co op? AI seems smart and fast. Might need some help for it. Demo please.


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+ Admiral-_xfye on July 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm said:

cool game might end up buying it


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+ Laporta on July 19th, 2011 at 11:27 pm said:

quizas…


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+ odd69 on July 20th, 2011 at 1:39 am said:

Thank you for making it a 2d platformer. I can never get tired of those. I will buy this. If you guys put the extra effort in online co-op please make it drop in drop out .


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+ sytanic on July 20th, 2011 at 9:25 am said:

@SHINSPIKES: if you look closely, the enemy dies when you see the ammo drop. We have since we recorded the footage, tweaked it so you also see a puff of feather on death, added ragdolling and made adjustments for weapon balancing. And yes, there will be coop!


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