Cubixx HD is the sequel to the PlayStation minis game Cubixx, and it’s coming exclusively to PS3 on September 20th for $9.99 (plus 30% off in the first week for PlayStation Plus subscribers). Cubixx HD is a modern-day take on classic area-capture games such as Qix, but with an awesome twist: instead of a 2D game field, Cubixx HD expands this addictive game concept across all six sides of a three-dimensional cube. That’s six times the danger!
Following on from the success of the original Cubixx we’ve added more – lots more, in fact. Cubixx HD now features 50 levels of arcade action playable in both single player and seven-player co-op. All these levels are also playable in Time Attack, Score Attack and Line Attack modes, with up to seven players competing at once and featuring over 150 online leaderboards and 50 addictive Challenges. Ruthless players can engage in the cold-blooded mayhem of Deathmatch mode, again supporting up to seven players.
Cubixx HD also features a whole new cast of enemies. Aside from the returning Cubixx and Line Chasers there are the villainous Homers who will chase after you and slow you down, Asteroids that will rain death and destruction upon you and the almighty Black Hole that attracts nearby objects.
As you can see, I’m a massive fan of Cubixx HD but obviously I’m going to be a bit biased seeing as I worked on this fantastic game, so how does this little quote from Official PlayStation Magazine UK’s 8 out of 10 review for Cubixx HD sound?
“The controls are smooth, the soundtrack is brilliantly pitched, and not since we had a post-op morphine pump has anything screamed ‘just one more go’ louder. It’s adamantium-boulder tough at times, but there’s never anyone to blame for failure but yourself. And for the stubborn among us, that’s the killer.”
We’ve been receiving great reviews from all over the world. Eurogamer.net awarded the game 8 out of 10 describing it as “murderously addictive” and calling it the greatest incarnation of the area-capture game style ever created, while The Sixth Axis also gave it 8 out of 10, saying it “hovers on the cusp of absolute, delightful joy”. The Koalition awarded Cubixx HD 9 out of 10, calling it “an essential PSN purchase.”
Cubixx HD hits the PlayStation Store on September 20th in North America for $9.99, exclusively on PS3.