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Introducing LocoRoco Midnight Carnival

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Helloooo PlayStation Bloggers!

Long time no speak, Tsubasa here with breaking news!

Locoroco Midnight Carnival

We have a spin off of our favorite LocoRoco franchise coming down the pipe real fast! LocoRoco Midnight Carnival just made its world premier at gamescom going on in Cologne, Germany this week. The product will be for the PSP platform via the PSN.

We’re making sure our fans States-side are not left out on the news.

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The mischievous BuiBui woke LocoRoco up from beauty sleep. It seems BuiBui have gone and built some challenging levels for LocoRoco to tackle. Help LocoRoco conquer the levels in hope to get back to bed!

This time around, LocoRoco has a super enhanced bounce called “Boing!” Use this to your advantage and literally bounce off walls, find LocoRoco’s friend MuiMui, and go for the goal!

LocoRoco Midnight Carnival comes with:

  • 16 standard stages
  • 2 mini games
  • 3 bonus stages

Use the Ad hoc feature to either compete with friends, or to play co-op. We will also have leaderboards prepared for you, to compete with your LocoRoco friends worldwide!

We’re very excited to be bringing LocoRoco Midnight Carnival to you. Stay tuned for more details!

Locoroco Midnight Carnival

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  • nYcFrEeWiLL82

    YOU GOTA BE LoCo..TO pLay RoCo..HoW MaNy LoCo GaMeS Can..ThErE Be!!Ive NeVeR PLaYeD A LoCo RoCo..GuEsS iTs WoRtH a TrY..EsSpEciaLLy iF tHeRe iS a LoCo DeMo :P

  • evildude683

    and how much is this “game” gonna cost?
    I really like the whole theme about loco roco, is fun yet addictive :P

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      We should be able to post a follow up shortly with release date and pricing information. Stay tuned!!!

  • evildude683

    @1
    With all the respect….dude do you have special needs?
    Why do you type like that?
    Just wondering

  • whatisdelicious

    You should seriously make a PS3 Loco Roco. That’s not a screen saver.

    The tilt control (and shoulder buttons) are RIGHT there along with HD graphics.

    Do it!

  • You can play this game with the PSPgo closed right? if thats right, pretty sweet.

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Wow, where\’d you hear that?

      You are right though!

      LocoRoco is the perfect game to do this.
      The core controls have always been the R/L shoulder buttons.

      The team has designed/enabled the menu navigation using the R/L buttons only as well.

      So YES you can play with the unit closed!
      Now that\’s what I call good game design! :-)

  • Totally getting this!
    I would also totally get a REAL Loco Roco for PS3!

  • How many announcements can you make in one day?! This is awesome! Not up there with 3.00, but just another great thing to expect.

  • I really should get myself a new PSP and get a hold of LocoRoco 2…

  • WINNERS_CIRCLE24

    im getting this one too and p.s Tsubasa are you a nascar fan or did u pick that as your avatar?

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Thanks! I\’m sure you will enjoy!

      as for the thumbnail photo?
      I like all motorsports.
      Used to work at Polyphony (ie: Gran Turismo).

      This photo is actually not related to Nascar, but is a shot of me in a chopper up in the Swiss Alps. The photo/video shoots eventually turned into the Eiger track in GT5P.

      We flew at crazy altitudes w/ no doors.
      Freeeeeeeezing!

      Good times though!

  • Need a LocoRoco game on PS3. NAOW.

  • nYcFrEeWiLL82

    @3..dude..i was bored..and u dont have to have “special needs” to hold and let go of the ShiFt BuTToN..so out of aLL DuE ReSPeCT..just ReAd it and MoVe on. >:P YeAh iM LoCo!!

  • SOOPERGOOMAN187

    I’ll finish this in one day like the original, then the song will be stuck in my head for months to come. I can still whistle the first games soundtrack from beginning to end. Just make sure that it is made available to us Canadians as it seems that you folks are starting to really limit the content we get here. You Folks refers to Sony.

  • evildude683

    @11
    Well, I can clearly see that your PSN ID has the number 82…I just Hope that ain’t your birth year….

    leave that to a 10 year old….with all your respect…GROW UP!!!

  • I sure would love a psn LocoRoco game for the PS3. ;)

  • SOOPERGOOMAN187

    @ evildude683 I guess you must be 5 as you can’t even add, nYcFrEeWiLL82 wouldn’t be 10 years old if he was born in 1982, he’d be 27, why don’t YOU GROW UP. frackin Bullies on the Blog today, hey b’y.

  • ElPenguinoDiablo

    Yay! Great news – thanks, Tsubasa. At last another LocoRoco game to keep me entertained on the train everyday – it’s been too long since the last one.

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Me too! I\’m totally addicted!

      A good excuse(justification) for anyone to get the PSP Go as well?!

  • evildude683

    @15
    The jokes on you..
    lol
    Im talking about his age…duh
    I know he’s 27 basically A GROWN MAN
    my point is..he should leave that kind of typing to a 10 year old

  • @Tsubasa

    Why not make a PSN version of this and the other games? Take an HD scan and slap some trophies on these, give them a $10 pricetag, and watch the money roll in. Is this a possibility?

  • nYcFrEeWiLL82

    ItS nOt LiKe Im gEttIn gRaDeD fOr tHiS..aM I?..OOH my BAD evilDUDE..i shuld b moRe MaTuRe aBouT hOw i TeX..2 MaKe iT EaSieR foR u 2 UnDerStAnD..lol yeah im almost 27..but if u noticed im from “nYc”..and the “FrEeWiLL” part must surely mean i DO AS I WANT..so yeah My PoinT is ..im CrEaTiVe..like this AWESOME LooKinG GaMe that YoU & 1o YeAr Olds PlaY ..

  • onlineatron

    @5 (Tsubasa Inaba)

    How do you split the locos then? Usually that’s on the circle button.

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      There\’s a slightly different game design for this version. I don\’t think you will have to split up (although, technically you can)

      Hope to put up a video soon.
      Seeing will help communicate this new playing style a bit better :-)

  • evildude683

    @18 Don’t forget that really catchy soundtrack in full 5.1 ;)
    OMG I can even imagine that…sweet
    *drools*

  • Sony, please stop taking my money!
    We can have a prenub.

  • Getting a PSPgo… I’ll def check this out. I’ve heard the franchise is really good but haven’t had a chance to try it!

  • waffles12121

    i played the first one, So i think this one will be cool too… but are you guys gonna make one for PS3?

  • Definitely getting a PSP Go!!

  • StalkingSilence

    Might have to pick this up, really like LocoRoco, haven’t tried LocoRoco 2 yet.

  • Inaba San, thanks for the announcement. I’m waiting for the pspgo to come out before i jump into the psp scene.

    Loco Roco, Patapon , and GTPSP are on my list! The date needs to hurry up.

  • Sony’s John Koller think we don’t want BC.

    lets express some feedback and claim .

    WE WANT BC!

    copy and paste this.

  • Man im so excited that I changed my avatar to a loco roco. Please tell me there will be new music

  • Why ignore the comments about LocoRoco for PS3? A simple ‘sorry we have no plans’ would be better than just ignoring people. Does seem kind of short sighted not to release it as a PS3 downloadable.

  • LoveStrucked

    oh nice, eye of judgement is also on the psp.

    there’s a message for eric lempel.

  • I too also await another Loco Roco on PS3. I rather enjoyed Cocoreccho, but it didn’t quite capture the same appeal as Loco Roco does.

  • Spin off, so its not an actual sequel to the other two games then? Either way, I saw the trailer on the PS3 and it looks very promising and slightly different again from the other 2 games and…. it really fits perfect on the PSP Go.

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Correct!

      This is not a sequel to LocoRoco 2, hence the slightly different game mechanics/playing style.

      I\’m glad you had the chance to see our video. As you have mentioned, I think it communicates our new challenges.

      And yes, perfect for the PSP go!

  • Ow ehm Inaba-san, checking FB lately?? ;-)

  • @Tsubasa, yep downloaded all the videos that were available in the store today xD. Great, the more interesting it’ll be to check the game out and I already own a PSP (two actually) but more and more I’m considering to buy a PSP Go, although I said at first I wouldn’t :-)

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      >I’m considering to buy a PSP Go, although I said at first I wouldn’t

      I\’m sure when Oct 1 is here,
      it will be quite difficult to resist :-)

  • Yay more Loco Roco. i didn’t like CocoReccho. it was dumb. i still don’t get it to this day.

  • Aww man, just when I managed to get my PSP back from my 3 and 5 year old, you come out with another loco roco! Now I’ll never get to use my PSP.
    As others have said, a real PS3 locoroco would be great.

    Oh, and off topic- John Koller can suck it. We need bc on our playstations, past, present and future, just as Kuratagi promised.

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Perhaps this will be a good excuse to get the PSP go for yourself? :-)

  • oh yeah and i may buy a PSP Go. but meh i dunno. if theres some kind of bonus incentive to buy one…yeah i will. but right now i’m on the fence about it.

  • You know a good way to experience the Ad-hoc play?

    Ad-hoc Party!!!!!

    Please! Sony!

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      LocoRoco Midnight Carnival supports Ad-hoc.

      Players can either race each other to the goal, or play co-op. I\’m sure you will enjoy this feature!

  • Stinkinmushroom

    the trailer looked awesome. Never tried a Locoroco actually, not sure why, cause i love these kind of games. Will try this one out, don’t worry.

  • @Tsubasa, the temptation is seriously there :-)

    @HouseMorton, why not buy another PSP, so you can use it as your own and your kids can use the other one? Problem (hopefully) solved, but of course I can’t look into your wallet ;)

  • ThreeLeggedFreak

    PSP should have motion control like the iphone, LocoRoco would be so awesome with it.

  • station3fever

    I had bought part 1 and 2 but still have yet to play them. I had played the demo and loved it so much that i just purchased them. I know i’ll end up buying this also but darn; i really have to get to these games “as i know they will be great”. Thanks for making these games as i know they can be addictively fun.

  • this all well and good but can we get a tmnt arcade or a final fight? what about some more publihers? perhaps konami or ubisoft? psn needs a few more great quality downloadable games. if you feel the way i do please help bloggers. submit a list of games you would like to buy that eveybody would want. x-men arcade is mine 8 players and great replay value. its worth $14.99 if you ask me

  • @Tsubasa Inaba

    Oh don’t get me wrong! I love LocoRoco, I’m sure to pick this up, I just feel that it might get overlooked by some because of the other announcements recently!

    And it’s sure close to a new PS3 update xD

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Yes I agree.. :-(

      I wish PSP/PSN titles got a little more attention. I\’m hoping we\’ll get some tail winds with the new PSP go!

  • it look good but i don’t know yet still to know about the price

  • Tsubasa Inaba – THANK YOU so much for commenting on a nice handful of comments here; it makes me really happy to see that you’re all about interacting with your fans.

    As far as LRMC is concerned, day one purchase for me. I loved LocoRoco 1 + 2, didn’t care for the PSN PS3 release (still played it though!), but this sounds fantastic.

    Thanks again!

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      No, thanks to all of you viewers!

      Personally I like to try and comment as much as possible. This PlayStation Blog gives us the chance to reach out to \”real\” players.

      It\’s great we get that kind of an opportunity.

  • YES! I love this series! I can’t wait for this one! I enjoyed LocoRoco 2, and I’m sure this will keep the series going on the PSP. Keep up the good work!

    • Tsubasa Inaba
      Tsubasa Inaba

      Thank you!

      I sometimes feel like a horse with a carrot dangling in front of my face ;-)

  • I hope I get a review code for this. Love the LocoRoco series.

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