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Switch Galaxy Ultra Revealed for PS Vita, PS4

Gary Nichols's Avatar + Posted by Gary Nichols on Aug 22, 2013 // Managing Director, Atomicom

Switch Galaxy Ultra on PS4 and PS Vita

It only seems like just a couple of weeks ago that we were writing our guest post about the release of Switch Galaxy for PlayStation Mobile, and already we’re back with our announcement for Switch Galaxy Ultra.

The reviews we saw for Switch Galaxy blew us away, with many 9/10 scores and, of course, the awesome player feedback we received about the game really helped us get energized to improve on our PSM title as we knew there was a lot more we could do with it.

Due to the amazing reviews the Switch Galaxy received, we were invited to meet with the team at SCEE to discuss what our future plans were. As we still had lots of ideas (and, more importantly, the energy) for Switch Galaxy, we wanted to carry on working on it and try to get a native release out ourselves on PS Vita. Luckily they offered to support us in that.

So, we set about producing some new assets, redesigning elements such as the game HUD and front-end, adding new features and improving on some of the areas we felt could be made better. Eventually, we went back to meet with Shahid Ahmad at SCEE and came away with support to not only develop it for PS Vita but also for PS4. Without his help we wouldn’t be here talking to you now.

Switch Galaxy Ultra on PS4 and PS Vita

The game has evolved into a much more content-driven game. While keeping the same core game mechanic that people love, we’re adding a whole host of new levels, lots more player ships to acquire and upgrade, and there are more power-ups to use.

One of the biggest changes we’re making is that Switch Galaxy Ultra will be super fast and smooth in all-out, 60 frames-per-second glory, not to mention all the stunning new artwork and scenery we’re adding.

Switch Galaxy Ultra on PS4 and PS Vita

We’re also excited about working with a Wipeout legend, Darren Douglas. The only person to have worked on every Wipeout game to date, he is also a published Judge Dredd cover artist. Darren has been helping us to develop a comic intro and scenes that appear throughout the game that build on our background story. We’re also adding in some new characters, Vince and Amur, who have a very interesting relationship that pans out as you play the game.

No part of the game is being ignored, and we’re also improving on the audio by recording some voice-overs for Amur who will talk to you as you play. We’re even working with some really cool DJ’s to bring some licensed music into the game.

Finally, we’d also like to announce our support of Caudwell Children who are a charity we’re working with that supports disabled children and their families. We have an exclusive ship in the game, so sales of this will help support the work they do.

Switch Galaxy Ultra on PS4 and PS Vita

We can’t wait to launch the game as it’s really come a long way since the first iteration was released back in 2011 on Android. The original game took only six weeks to make, so it’s quite an amazing story for us to have the third iteration launching on PS4 and PS Vita.

Visit our website for more information, and if you want to get in touch we’re on Twitter and Facebook.

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21 Comments

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+ Sharingan_itachi on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

Multiplayer? It looks great!


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+ jcthomas00 on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

I’m so glad you are re-creating this as a full Vita/PS4 game….it was really enjoyable as a PS Mobile title and I’m sure it will be even better with amped up graphics and trophies!


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+ xClayMeow on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

Never heard of this, but it looks pretty sweet and intense.

Do levels have “ends” or do you just try to survive as long as you can?

(and yay for all the Vita love today!)


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+ lisatsunami on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

Wow, another new Vita game announced today?

Yay, thanks!


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+ Nick930930 on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:07 am said:

Audiosurf?!


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+ Tidusfanboy on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

O.O B-e-a—uuuutiful!!!


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+ Mando44646 on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

can we use our own music? Looks a bit like Audiosurf, which is a good thing :D


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+ KazeEternal on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

Cool, how hard was the switch from PS Mobile to PS Vita & PS4? My team is considering the switch right now due to the odd ball memory restrictions and the fact that we really just want to make PSV and PS4 games.


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+ mockduck on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

Looks very cool, will definitely check it out.


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+ Elvick_ on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

One of the best PS Mobile games.

Will happily buy it again natively on PS Vita.


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+ GeoDarky on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:26 am said:

keep them coming :)


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+ avluis on August 22nd, 2013 at 11:51 am said:

Looks really awesome!! Can’t wait to play this!


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+ Mobius2525 on August 22nd, 2013 at 12:07 pm said:

Never heard of this, but it looks really good and thanks for supporting the vita.


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+ AizawaYuuichi on August 22nd, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

Definitely looks interesting. And fun to boot. Will most likely pick it up on Vita, unless it’s cross-buy, in which case I’ll end up with it on both systems, huh? :D


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+ plaztiksyke on August 22nd, 2013 at 12:48 pm said:

1080p 3D support on PS4?


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+ subsamuel01 on August 22nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm said:

Looks great. They should remake that game Kinetica on PS2. That game was amazing.


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+ butcherknife on August 22nd, 2013 at 5:24 pm said:

Is the footage from PS Vita or PS4?


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+ martinirage1 on August 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 pm said:

Your game has a very cool art style and I hope there’s more great music like the one in the video. Thanks for making a vita version!


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+ GMFCO311 on August 23rd, 2013 at 3:55 am said:

Nice. I’d buy it for sure on PS4! :)


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+ Macello on August 23rd, 2013 at 6:00 am said:

@8 Forget the PSM, your game, whatever it is, will sell a lot more copies if it has trophies.


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+ Stranger_Eddie on August 23rd, 2013 at 8:40 am said:

The PSM version is fantastic… Now, this “ultra” version, i don´t have words to describe it!


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