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King Oddball Conquers PS4 on April 8th

Jaakko Maaniemi's Avatar + Posted by Jaakko Maaniemi on Mar 21, 2014 // PR Coordinator, 10tons Ltd.

Update: King Oddball will be available on April 8th.

Hi PS4 gamers! I’m Jaakko from the Finnish game developer 10tons, and I’ve got some great news: Our fair studio is about to debut on PS4! Our first PS4 title is a strange, skill-based physics puzzle called King Oddball. Some of you may know the game from its PS Vita version released in January. We have more great games for PS4 in production too, and we’ll share more on those soon.

King Oddball on PS4

As far as physics-based puzzles go, King Oddball stands out quite distinctly. Few games feature a floating rock head with a ginormously long tongue as the main character. As eccentric as the theme may be, the game is decidedly straightforward. King Oddball is ending the world, and you’re going to help him.

The gameplay is based on pressing a button at precisely the right moment. The King picks up a rock with his tongue and swings it back and forth like a pendulum. The rock is released when you hit X. It’s not just a simple test of timing though: After the first few levels, you’ll need to crush more enemies than you have rocks for. That, in turn, requires careful strategy and anticipation of how the chain reactions will unfold. We’ve tuned the physics model to pretty extreme accuracy, so relying solely on luck won’t work. The game gets very challenging towards the end, and The Hall of Diamonds mode actually gets well into masocore territory. You’ve been warned!

King Oddball on PS4King Oddball on PS4

King Oddball features a free trial, so you can check the game out for yourself on release day. Its world-class accordion-heavy soundtrack and striking art style are best experienced live, and we think that the simple yet challenging gameplay will grow on you. For us, April 1st April 8th can’t come soon enough!

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    + Jaakko Maaniemi on March 25th, 2014 at 3:47 am said:

    It’s Cross Buy, so you can just buy either PS4 or Vita version and get the other one free.

    (pro tip: Buy the cheaper one :)


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    + Jaakko Maaniemi on March 26th, 2014 at 12:46 am said:

    Update: The above pro tip turned out not to be a pro tip at all! It turns out Cross Buy titles need to have the same pricepoint, so the price of King Oddball on PS Vita will be going up by a buck once the PS4 version launches.

    Also the release date has been corrected to April 8th. The April 1st date was a miscommunication.


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+ maxcoronel2014 on March 21st, 2014 at 8:10 am said:

Looks promising. Free trial? I guess we can discard this title being the game for Plus on April.


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+ DeathGazer on March 21st, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Same day as Mercenary Kings. Nice!


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+ Superstone on March 21st, 2014 at 8:32 am said:

I love this game. Is it Cross Buy?


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    + Jaakko Maaniemi on March 25th, 2014 at 3:46 am said:

    Yep, it’s Cross Buy. If you have it on Vita, it’s free for you on PS4. And the other way around.

    There’s no Cross Play though, we’ll look into that in our upcoming releases.


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+ tusunami on March 21st, 2014 at 12:34 pm said:

Oh my another PS3 game coming to the PS4 yeah sike.


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+ PIGZYQ on March 28th, 2014 at 1:49 am said:

Hi Jaakko, will there be other titiles on PS4 soon?


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    + Jaakko Maaniemi on April 3rd, 2014 at 12:44 am said:

    Yes! I wouldn’t be surprised if we got to announcing the title and release date of our next PS4 release in a week or two!


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