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Starwhal Flops onto PS4, PS3 February 24th

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Starwhal Flops onto PS4, PS3 February 24th
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By popular request, Starwhal is flopping onto your couch this month! Starwhal has enthralled crowds at events like Indiecade, E3 and EVO, but now, for the first time ever, it’s hitting a major game console. Both PS4 and PS3 will see local co­-op mayhem when Starwhal makes its console debut on February 24th in North America.

Originally a 48­hour game jam game, Starwhal took the world by storm in early 2013. The core of the game is competitive matches which see narwhals dueling in a retro vision of deep space. Poke or be poked as you wiggle your way towards, around and onto opponents.

Dodge foes’ treacherous tusks while safeguarding your heart and attacking theirs. The silliness can get serious, but once the screaming subsides, hysterical laughter is a common side effect.

Starwhal has received intergalactic praise from both fans and critics. But to take it up a notch, Breakfall has been hard at work expanding the game with a fully ­loaded feature set.

Crazy new modes, intense new arenas, sweet new visual effects, a massive, extended, thumping soundtrack and over 9,000 costume combinations have all been thrown into the mix as you duke it out with four friends or AI enemies. And if you’re looking to hone your Starwhal skills on your own, you can try out our 32 challenge courses that let you earn Trophies while you dominate global leaderboards.

Physics and performance have been optimized to give you the best possible console experience, so you’ll feel every blubbery impact as though a majestic marine mammal is in the room with you. Spectacular effects during slow motion collisions will have you asking if you’re looking at amazing graphics, or if your mind has just opened to a new level of consciousness. The game has always played best with a controller in hand, and Sony knows how to build a great controller. But now, with DualShock 4, you’ll never lose track of your ‘whal as the controller lights up to match the colour of your daring space beast! Your trigger fingers become one with the slippery hide of the colourful Starwhal for maximum immersion!

The game runs at smooth 30 FPS on PS3, but sings songs of joy and wonder at 60 FPS on PS4 (rendering a full one thousand and eighty lines of resolution for splendid high definition). If you want the definitive, most responsive, hyper­-accurate simulation of spikey­headed whales battling against the stars, the PS4 experience lets you play Starwhal like never before.

Starwhal will be priced at $11.99 USD, and will feature cross ­buy so you can enjoy it your way on PS4 or PS3. See you in the stars!

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  • 60 fps? Sweeet this game looks awesome!

  • FrankDaPronStar

    This looks hilarious…and FUN! I just wonder if the multiplayer is online or same screen.

  • FrankDaPronStar

    Nvm, just reread this…such a shame not to have online multiplayer. Much sadness…

    • Mike Keogh

      I was about to answer you! ;) But believe me, it’s a pretty cool party game!

  • I like to play with myself, no pun intended. No multiplayer is necessary!

  • Hey, cool. I was just thinking of getting this a few days ago, but now that i know it’s coming to PS4, i’ll get it there.

  • A better name for this game would be Touché

  • or Crossing Swords LOL~

  • Another sweet couch party game for PS4. It’ll go great with Nidhogg, TowerFall, and soon to come Samurai Gunn and Gang Beasts. Definitely picking this up.

  • “Narwhals, Narwhals
    Swimming in the ocean
    Causing a commotion
    Cuz they are so awesome

    Narwhals, Narwhals
    Swimming in the ocean
    Pretty big and pretty white
    They beat a polar bear in a fight”

  • OMG, FINALLY! I’ve been waiting forEVER for this game. I’ve played it almost the entire time at the PS Experience (if you were there, I was the one in the Akatsuki cloak). So much fun! Then they gave me the Steam version, I downloaded it immediately when I got home. It’s, in my opinion, one of THE BEST indie games I’ve ever played, right there with Nidhogg.

  • Had way too much fun playing this at PSX with the guys xD Sorry if we annoyed you! But for sure a day one buy :)

  • wow i need to put that on my list of buying things because i love 4 player games and some stupid time to buy games like this.

    oh ya mike Keogh i like that your profile pic is two narwhals. Do you like narwhals?

  • simple2simple

    Finally, the sequel to StarHawk.

  • Glad to see STARWHAL is finally coming to PS4! I’ve been looking forward to playing this game on consoles.

  • I look forward to the juxtaposition of the order and starwhal next to each other on my xmedia bar or whatever ps calls it these days.

  • Been waiting for this one! Looks like it could join nidhogg as one of my go-to couch co-op games thanks for bringing it to ps4!

  • I’m guessing you guys got too much trouble for titling this “Starwhal: Just the Tip”.

  • I cant wait to play this game using beer mode !!!!! had so much fun playing the demo set up at your booth, this game is gunn be huge !

  • yowzagabowza

    By popular request my ass…

  • 4-player local play??? Day one purchase!!! >:D

  • “Flops” I hope not…..I hope it does well cause it looks awesome

  • To flop means to fail!

  • Our website did an article with Jan Kozlowski, one of the developers of this game, back in August 2014.

    We interviewed him about the making of this game and his experience being an indie game developer. Thought I would share that here if anyone is interested in seeing his responses.

    http://www.fmms.net/2014/08/conversations-jan-kozlowski/

    The game is awesome by the way, I’m so excited to have a copy of it on my PlayStation. Congrats to the everyone behind it!

    Best,
    Anthony

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