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Tearaway Release Date Update

Rex Crowle's Avatar + Posted by Rex Crowle on Jul 29, 2013 // Creative Lead, Media Molecule

Tearaway on PS Vita

Here at Media Molecule we love to make new things on new platforms. To us, making games is a real labor of love. Our very blood, sweat and tears are poured into every pixel, every line of code, every note in every song, and every little post it note we use to plan our lives.

Tearaway is our first handheld game, set in a totally new world, with characters on a new adventure. Throughout development we have constantly explored all the ways we could think of to create the most fun and enjoyable experiences possible on PS Vita, whilst also learning how to make a 3D creative platformer! We are really proud of the work we are doing, and are really excited to share it with you!

We are now in the final stages of development, and have come to the realisation that we need a little more time than we anticipated to finish the game; to tie all of the mechanics, story and amazing visuals together into the adventure that we want you to play. To give us that time, we’ve decided to move the release date by one month, from mid-October, to November 22nd.

We’re really, really sorry for the minor delay, we promise you hand on heart that the wait will be worthwhile! Thanks for being patient, please don’t be too cross with us, lots of love, Mm xxxx

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+ Petitemalfleur on July 29th, 2013 at 7:07 am said:

It looks like a fun game. Disappointed to hear about the delay but the holidays will be a great time for it.


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+ LordEleos on July 29th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

I want this game so much cant wait


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+ castonph on July 29th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

Excited for this one


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+ kilburni86 on July 29th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

Darn, going to be taking a trip in late October and was hoping to have this for the plane rides. I’m sure I’ll find some time over the Holidays to play it though!


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+ sesyjon on July 29th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

November will have my pocket dry.


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+ Sk8erfreakmatt10 on July 29th, 2013 at 7:09 am said:

Take your time! Can’t wait to play it!


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+ soundandvision77 on July 29th, 2013 at 7:09 am said:

No problem here, hope that you are able to complete the game to your high standards. 1 month will be worth it. Looks great!


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+ Jaded_Dragon on July 29th, 2013 at 7:09 am said:

No real reason to apologize for the delay.
The quality of any game is much more important than hitting a specific date, or at least it should be to the fans. It’s looking really good, and I’m looking forward to playing it.


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+ jayrockslife on July 29th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

Well thats a bummer. Unfortunately that puts this right in the middle of the new console releases and the holiday games rush so I probably won’t be able to afford to get this at launch now :-/

Oh well. Still will be a great game and I look forward to getting to play it someday.


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+ xM3GAxR3DUXx on July 29th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

I LOVED the demo at e3…but now that this is coming out a bit later, i may need to skip it for ps4 and killzone :/ maybe ill get lucky and get some overtime! :D


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+ Elvick_ on July 29th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

NOOOOOO *flings self off a cliff*


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+ DarthDanMan on July 29th, 2013 at 7:12 am said:

Will the digital release have the pre-order bonuses? And take your time releasing the game.


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+ JimmyHACK on July 29th, 2013 at 7:12 am said:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

OK


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+ Zionine on July 29th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

There aren’t really any major releases for the Vita in November.. so that’s cool. (Maybe FFXHD, right? Haha)

So, yeah.. it’s cool. I’ll be all up in Pokemon X/Killzone Merc in October anyways.


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+ GeoDarky on July 29th, 2013 at 7:19 am said:

Its ok, take your time with game we want it when its ready, thanks for the update


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+ rustohariken on July 29th, 2013 at 7:19 am said:

Now this is a true vita game!


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+ Decipher812 on July 29th, 2013 at 7:22 am said:

I think they delayed it till nov 22 cause the previous date is going to be around the time ps4 is going to release. I’m expecting ps4 in October. I don’t mind the delay extra time on development is never bad. I have high hopes for tearaway looks very promising.


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+ New12 on July 29th, 2013 at 7:28 am said:

Ah take your time. I am going to get it whenever it comes out. Lets hope it doesn’t get overshadowed by the PS4 release because you guys at Media Molecule deserve praise and attention for what you did with LBP and this looks as good if not better.


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+ Gorvi on July 29th, 2013 at 7:30 am said:

This is disappointing, but I’d rather see the best game possible as opposed to one that’s put out without that little bit of extra work that makes it that much better. I have way too much to play on my Vita anyway, this will just give me more time to catch up.


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+ JamalVita_91 on July 29th, 2013 at 7:30 am said:

At Least The Date Is Not Set Back To Next Year, So Take Your Time Guys. The More Improvments, The Better. :-)


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+ Elatis on July 29th, 2013 at 7:46 am said:

So you changed the date to my birthday? Thanks!

Not many games out there for my poor Vita, but this one is a must have.

Will there be a special edition release (something like Muramasa)?


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+ Sulumon on July 29th, 2013 at 7:51 am said:

As much as I think the game will be unique and entertaining; let’s read this as what it truly is, which is Media Molecule trying to steer-clear of the Killzone and Batman launch windows. Yes, I know, different genre/audiences but there is only so much money to go around, especially for a niche plat-former on a handheld that is struggling amidst the launch of next-gen machines.

I’m not disappointed by the game’s delay as it makes more sense to carve out a less crowded release date for itself. In just 2 and 1/2 months things are about to get real . . . can’t wait!!


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+ TomHoang on July 29th, 2013 at 7:54 am said:

Take as long as you need. This game looks like it’s going to be amazing based on the footage from the trailer. Will definitely be picking this up at launch.

At least I will have Beyond: Two Souls (and hopefully the PS4) to hold me over until this gem releases.


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+ D-Squad3 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

That’s not good, Vita is already suffering from lack of titles and one of its biggest just got delayed. :(


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+ AeroZeroX on July 29th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

Ah man, I really wanna ride a pig. I guess I can just do the real thing and hogtie one at the state fair.


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+ JONGREY on July 29th, 2013 at 8:35 am said:

“learning how to make a 3D creative platformer!” You never have to worry about selling games, they’re all golden! I’ll be waiting patiently, Thank you fro all the great experiences thus far.


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+ aro52 on July 29th, 2013 at 8:40 am said:

Do whatcha gotta do. Make it great.


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+ xFuzylilManPeach on July 29th, 2013 at 8:43 am said:

Any chance more Tearaway paper cutout crafts will be posted again??
I noticed at the end of the vid he made like a “deal with it” squirrel or something haha i really enjoyed making the elk cutout you guys posted last year around Christmas :)))

He still sits on my shelf :D

I cant wait to nab this for my Vita though!


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+ MarinoBrea on July 29th, 2013 at 8:50 am said:

Support


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+ terrencec06 on July 29th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Take your time MM, just give me a finished product. Thx for telling us early and not waiting until the beginning of Oct for this.


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+ DJRWarEagle90 on July 29th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

Awesome no need to rush MM we all know this game will be amazing and definitely a unique experience on the Vita!


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+ Figboy on July 29th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

I played this at E3 this year, and it was fantastic. Despite loving LittleBigPlanet with a passion, I was fairly lukewarm on Tearaway. I thought it looked charming, but I wasn’t sure how the gameplay mechanics would work. But after playing it finally, I fell in love with it. I think I was smiling the entire time I played the E3 demo, and was smiling afterwards! It instantly went to a day one purchase for me.

With the PS4 launching before year’s end, I’m sure I can be a little more patient for Tearaway, however.


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+ ishralene09 on July 29th, 2013 at 9:28 am said:

Whew, good thing it moved back to November, my money’s going to other things this October.


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+ B-wrekless on July 29th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

Take your time. The game looks excellent.


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+ famousmortimer on July 29th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

Take the time to get it right. We will still be here when you’re done.


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+ GhostMachine1 on July 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

If this means a more polished game and possibly more content than I’m all for it!


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+ TheShemoney411 on July 29th, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

cough cough it’s because of Pokemon X & Y cough cough
good news though, now I can play more pokemon


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+ TehFineztJokerX on July 29th, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

No need to rush MM. Take your time to make the game perfect. We all know this game will be magnificent and a unique experience on the PS Vita.


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+ xClayMeow on July 29th, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

It’s quite alright, MM…that just means more time for KZM and B:AOB beforehand :)


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+ Ryumoau on July 29th, 2013 at 11:45 am said:

looks cute but i’ll have to wait to see a price before i decide anything.


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+ Biscuitime on July 29th, 2013 at 12:10 pm said:

I will wait FOREVER.
..Okay that’s not within my reach, but definitely another month, provided I don’t keel over from antici……pation.
Thanx guys! Love you!!!


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+ Kchow23 on July 29th, 2013 at 12:57 pm said:

As long as this game is super polished and awesome then I will wait longer. I guess more time spent on Persona 4 :)


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on July 29th, 2013 at 1:02 pm said:

Fallout3 for PSN :)


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+ The_Bee96 on July 29th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

Thank you for respecting the gamer enough to realize that you need time to make sure your game isn’t sub-par when it’s released.


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+ TSFRJ on July 29th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

calender marked and waiting


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+ tusunami on July 29th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

This will be another great release for PS Vita, the games just keep on coming yeaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Nevi901 on July 29th, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

Day 1 for me! :D


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+ GameOverComesAll on July 29th, 2013 at 3:00 pm said:

Disappointed, but if you really need the time then it’s better to take it than to release an unfinished/subpar game.


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+ Green-Elf-JPN on July 29th, 2013 at 3:17 pm said:

It’s ok. Make it better. The only problem is now it’s in the window that I feel guilty buying things for myself due to the holiday shopping season. Thank goodness my pre-order is already paid off! :-)


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+ samiamiamsam on July 29th, 2013 at 5:29 pm said:

Day one purchase for sure. You guys at Mm are so creative.

November is going to be epic, with the ps4 coming out and Tearaway too.

Might have to quit my job just to have time to play the great games coming out.

But then how would I pay for these awesome things?


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