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New PSN Exclusive Derrick the Deathfin Swims To PS3 October 9th

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New PSN Exclusive Derrick the Deathfin Swims To PS3 October 9th
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At Different Tuna, we’ve been working astonishingly hard to bring you PSN‘s premier underwater papercraft action game — Derrick the Deathfin. We have 32 handcrafted levels and three level types, set across four challenging continents, with each level being increasingly fiendish and colourful in its design. On October 9th this world can be yours to explore, for $7.99.

You know that feeling when you’re sitting on a roller coaster, slowly ascending, just in sight of the summit? That’s what you’re feeling right now. This time though, the ride is going to be much wilder than anything you’ve experienced before, and everything on the way down is going to be made out of paper.

Meet Derrick the Deathfin, Swimming to PSN This SummerMeet Derrick the Deathfin, Swimming to PSN This Summer

To succeed you must fight, jump, race and eat your way through a myriad of confusingly textured circumstances. Good luck!

While you’re waiting for Derrick to swim onto your PS3, you can busy yourself by making your own papercraft puffer fish! Or Pufferius Boxius — his official Latin name.

Derrick The Deathfin Puffer Template

Expect more hapless, goofy DIY papercraft characters as we build up to the game’s release!

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  • Major_Hoare

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun making this and if you bring Derrick to Vita…I’ll buy it!

  • Reminds me of LBP a little bit!! Will buy!!!

  • whatisdelicious

    Looks cool and I love the idea of you guys actually filming gameplay kind of like the old days with digitized people like in Mortal Kombat, but I also wish there had been more gameplay shown in the video. Can’t get a feel for if I actually want to play this or not from the 15 seconds or so that was spliced in there.

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Never fear Mr. Delicious! Gameplay trailer coming on release day!

  • osoelhartani

    Where’s the second page for the cut out? I want to have my own Pufferius Boxius.

  • Cool looking game! >.>

    But i must agree, i’d buy it for Vita in a heartbeat,

  • Sonicfan11589

    I was wondering what happened to this game. Was it not supposed to come out during the summer?

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      It was supposed to come out in Summer yes.

      Essentially what happened is that it took me 3 months to get out of that pesky wetsuit.

  • Sonicfan11589

    I know this game is similar to Sega’s classic Ecco the Dolphin (which I heard recently that it MIGHT get brought back)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      It’s a bit like Ecco, but perhaps more like the game that you are fan number 11589 of!

  • onslaughtree

    Hahahahaha. looks awesome. My son would luv this. I can see me getting this for my Vita, but In any case, I will get this for my ps3. My son will be happy when he boots up this pleasant suprise. Great job guys/gals…Keep on Gaming.

  • Is this an actual exclusive, or one of those “let’s pretend the PC doesn’t exist” games that often releases as a “PSN Exclusive”?

    I hate that.

  • snakeeyes211

    Love the art direction you guys chose. it’s a must-have for PlayStation but it makes sense to bring it to vita just a suggestion ;-)

  • Wow, I can’t tell you how much I’m loving the look for the game. The price is great as well, day one buy!! :D

  • love the papercraft dual shock at the end! looks like the perfect game for vita – port it! get it? sea joke….

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Maybe I could sea us doing a port one day, who knows? No plans atm though!

  • this should be on the vita also!!!!!
    The game looks like it belongs to a handheld!

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      I look like I belong in a stable, but I don’t live in one.

  • Cool stuff! Was wondering when this was going to come out, after the first PS Blog post/trailer.

    Another vote for a Vita port & the second Papercraft instructions page!

  • crazy_kracker1

    Sometimes I wonder what kind of drugs game developers are on while making games. lol

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      We are high only on life Crazy Kracker!

      The other drugs don’t have any effect on us anymore.

  • MushThePainter

    seems like lots of hard work! looks like a fun game but is it just me or do the colors look a little washed out? possibly tweak the saturation? i feel like the characters and environments could POP a little more, not bashing just my feedback..

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      It POPs alright MushThePainter, don’t worry about that! POPs and KRAKs and KAPOWs and all sorts.

      The colors look ace in the game, you’ll have to believe me there for a couple of weeks.

  • GhostMachine1

    This looks freaking spectacular! I want this…NOW!

  • Please post the DIY for that awesome looking shark. I must have it. Now. =-)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Ah-hah MartiniMan! Papercraft Derrick is coming later, we have 10 in total to release!

  • Please consider a Vita version please a lot of people do not own a PS3. More platforms means more money. Come on please give us a Vita port.

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Couldn’t I just send you an envelope directly and you could fill that with money for me and send it back?

  • Been waiting for this. Hopefully this does for papercraft what Jet Set Radio did for cell shading, as I’m tired of ‘gritty’ game visuals this gen.

  • been keeping this game on my radar since the announcement. cant believe its coming soon!

  • redemptivefrog

    So I’m sitting in my university, waiting for class to start. I’m not in the mood for gloomy music so I put on The Beatles. Then I come across your post, your beautiful game and your joyous comments. Thank you for making my wonderful day even better…

    Good say sunshine :-)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      No worries! As a frog of redemption I would think that every day is pretty special for you no?

      Thanks very much for the kind words mega appreciated!!!

  • Why isn’t this game on PlayStation 3 and Vita with Cross Everything like it should be?!

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      If everything was exactly as it should be life would be pretty uninteresting.

  • JimmyNEUTRON413

    Game looks GREAT! I love the concept… especially on one of the jumps underwater, where it has the “recycle” logo on the cardboard. Love It.

    Whats the price going to be?

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thanks Jimmy, appreciate the kind words!

      Game is going for $7.99.

  • ubergusterfan

    I have to say, very impressed that you took the time to reply to each and every post. Mad respect for that. The game looks great as well!

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thanks ubergusterfan, am building up a tower of love one cardboard box at a time!

  • GAP-Vegeta42

    You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Diorama….Derrick’s A 20-Footer!!

  • Gordon Midwood
    Gordon Midwood
    Gordon Midwood

    I agree with you completely, but without fully understanding what you mean ;)

  • GAP-Vegeta42

    Hooper, Full Throttle!!

  • jason_redemption

    I would LOVE to see this on the VITA, and please, the VITA just needs good quality games even if they don’t use over-rated touch features, PORT THIS TO THE VITA AND SHOW THE VITA SOME LOVE! :)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Okay Jason I can see you are not the kind of man to be argued with so I won’t try.

  • Shadykidd323

    Wonderful idea for a game and so much passion and love must have gone into this project if the animations were made out of paper origami designs. Looks super neat, I really hope to get a cross-buy option or at least a psvita version soon PLEAAASE!
    Thank you.

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thanks Shadykidd232! At the risk or repeating myself no Vita version is planned but I have definitely noted the interest!

  • Dua1-Blade-

    Loving the art style and behind the scenes vid right of the bat!

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thanks Dual Blade, you are as sharp as your username suggests.

  • Kong_Angantyr

    Gordon of the Middle Wood, you are a funny guy. I loved your comments, and my interest is piqued. I might pick it up for my son on release.

    Oh yeah, and chalk up another vote for the Vita. A PlayStation Plus discount would not be unwelcome either. ;)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      How did you know my ancient ancestral name Kong of Angantyr?

      Vita version I think I may have covered in the comments above! A PlayStation Plus discount I think I could do for you though….

  • plaztiksyke

    Why no 1080p? I always wished these kinds of art designs (Super Stacker, etc) would use 1080p native assets and really pop.

    Can you comment on the music? Will it be 24-bit and/or losslessly compressed? I love these kinds of games and themes, but often they come with Wii-quality audio :(

    Still, the price and attitude is right :) Will almost certainly be picking it up unless reviews have major quality complaints :)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Ah-ha! A tricky question eh?

      Game is indeed 720p native but looks super sharp and intense I can promise you that. 60fps too so it literally flies by.

      Music is encoded to a very high quality I promise you!

      And major quality complaints? That seems highly unlikely from where I’m sittting.

      I’m sitting in a big blue deckchair with a Derrick the Deathfin logo on the back btw.

  • GAP-Vegeta42

    As much as i want to play this game, years from now everyone will complain the shark still looks fake.

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Years from now everyone will complain. The eternal truth.

  • Yay, I’m very excited to know it’s gonna launch in two weeks, since it missed it’s summer release I believed it was canceled, but happy news to hear otherwise, BTW can you upload a PDF to make my own derrick?

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thanks! Yes for sure, Derrick PDF coming on launch day! In the meantime you can keep up with all our papercraft giveaways on our facebook gallery: http://on.fb.me/SXtqgw

  • Top notch and a day one purchase for me. Add me to the Vita list. ;)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thank-you! Added to the list.

      If I pretend there is a list will it stop everyone from asking for a Vita version?

  • C_Y_P_H_E_R

    I would buy it day one if it were cross buy with the Vita though I’ve got less incentive to buy it day one. Looks like a great game so either way I will be buying it sometime. Just want to see the Vita get more love.

  • Love how the game is looking, defiantly a day 1 purchase, especially at $7.99! I was really hoping for a cross buy or at least for it to be available on the PS Vita. Since I started going to College again, I haven’t had much time to use my PS3, but i’m able to take my Vita around and play it. You guys are really getting a ton of support for this game to be on the Vita, so I hope it will one day be on it. For now I will just enjoy it on my PS3. :)

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thank-you for the love!

      I would like to informally refer you to the list r/e the Vita.

  • I love the art style. It seems very original. I’m interested.

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned, but the “Derrick” jingle sounds like the old “SEGA” jingle. :P

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thanks Hazelhurst, creating something totally original was always the dream!

      Jingle sounds like SEGA? Never heard of them.

  • The moment you appeared on the video wearing a full wetsuit is when I just lost it and fell out of my chair laughing XD. I will most definitely have to pick up your game sometime (hopefully the day its released if I have enough money).

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Thank-you Arkafazin! Apologies for the unsavory chair incident.

  • love seeing titles with innovative art design. looks great guys!

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Many thanks, we were trying to create something with a totally fresh feel. Like a new pair of underpants.

  • BlackRedAsianJew

    I see a lot of swimming and not much else. You don’t even do anything to get past enemies or traps, you just swim. Boring.

    • Gordon Midwood
      Gordon Midwood

      Hi! Actually there is quite a lot of variety: you have to eat to stay alive, there are speed levels, puzzle levels, disasters, special moves, boss fights, diamonds to collect, flaming tyres to jump through, boats to travel on, enemies and so on. I would go on but I fear I may bore you again!

  • This game looks great, Really well done i am buying it as soon as it hits the store, Also thank you very much for the PS Plus discount at that price who ever doesn’t buy it is crazy….

    Are you able to say when we can get our hands on more of the D.I.Y. PAPER KITS, I see there are 2 already on facebook.

    Thank you much love.

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