Hello PlayStation.Blog, I’m Artur Gosk of Mass Creation from Warsaw, Poland. This is my first time here, so ‘hello’ to everyone.
I’m here to introduce you to our first PS Vita release – Draw Slasher. On April 23rd, players can test their fingers in what we believe is the most dynamic drawing game ever made for PS Vita, for $5.99.
Draw Slasher tells a story of Hanzo, not-so-high ninja, whose family was abducted by Pirate Monkey Zombies™. The basic game mechanics are one-of-a-kind — honestly, I don’t think they could be any simpler. The player will tap to run, draw lines to slash, and pinch the screen to pull up the abilities menu. The rest is done by Hanzo. Watch the trailer at the top of this post and see for yourself.
We have prepared three game modes: Story, endless Arcade and Challenges. Story is the main mode, where the player meets Hanzo and aids him in a quest to free his family. They will face various opponents, go up against tricky bosses and finally find out who sent the “rottents” to kidnap Hanzo’s family. In this mode he will learn very helpful Ninjutsu Techniques – upgradeable abilities – such as invisibility, electrocution or blowing up.
Arcade contains two endless modes: Survival, where the player will slay as many zombies as possible with just one life bar. In the second mode the player is the ‘Gatekeeper,’ and needs to prevent the Pirate Monkey Zombies from entering the village.
Challenges were prepared for players seeking a demanding experience. Perform outstanding combos, survive as long as possible, kill many zombies in a short period of time, and more. This mode will push players’ skills to their limits.
Draw Slasher also features hand-drawn cartoon graphics and animated cutscenes with professional voiceovers. The game contains Trophies and Leaderboards, where players can compare kill counters and Arcade results.
Draw Slasher’s origins reach 2009, when we approached drawing mechanics for the first time with Draw Slasher: Dark Ninja vs Pirate Monkey Zombies. The idea was extended and followed with Draw Slasher: The Quest in 2011. Compared to the original version, Draw Slasher on PS Vita has twice as much content. We’ve redesigned the whole game concept, created new locations, many different opponents and bosses. The scale of the changes made meant we had to rebuild the levels all over again.
We tried very hard to make the mechanics simple to understand and entertaining at the same time. We really hope you’ll enjoy this fresh approach to the slasher genre, and get some serious scores when you’re slicing up Pirate Monkey Zombies.
You can find out more about Draw Slasher at the official website: http://drawslasher.com.