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Nuclear Golf Explodes onto PS4 and PS Vita This Summer

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Nothing we do here at Touchfight Games tends to fall under the realm of “normal,” but that’s how we like it. When the idea of doing a 2D golfing game came up last summer, our brains immediately dialed the weirdness factor up to 11.

What came out the other end of that wild idea session is Nuclear Golf — a fast-paced 2D golfing game with explosions, destructible terrain, and boss battles set in and around a radiation soaked post-apocalyptic country club. Wheee!

We’re thrilled to finally be able to share some of the craziness we’ve been pouring into this wacky game, as we prep it for launch on PS4 and PS Vita this summer!

Post-apocalyptic… Golf?

Creating Nuclear Golf has been an exercise in layering increasingly thick coats of ridiculousness onto a fun, trajectory-based arcade golfing experience. If you chip away the weirdness and get to its core, this game is all about skill, crazy trick shots, and trying not to melt into a pool of gory, irradiated goo before you beat the boss at the end of each course. Okay, yeah, so that’s still pretty weird. Sorry.

Putting through each course is a race against your radiation gauge, which ticks up the longer you take to complete a hole. Soak up too much of the green glow, and then — Whoopsie! — you’ll find your insides have suddenly become your outsides. With its boss battles, omnipresent threat of irradiated doom, and skill-based gameplay, Nuclear Golf doesn’t hold your hand and wade with you into the kiddie pool. No, it gnaws your arm off and punts you into a boiling vat of brutal nuke stew.

Nuclear Golf, PS4 and PS VitaNuclear Golf, PS4 and PS Vita

Death is inevitable on your first few attempts, but one of the things we love about watching people play is seeing their skills improve with each run. Landing insane trick shots using the arsenal of crazy balls we’ve concocted is super satisfying, too. Just watch out for the buzz saws, crushers, and spikes.

Level Up Your Balls

Being the closet RPG nerds that we are, we couldn’t resist the idea of creating golf balls that level-up and gain cool abilities. Each of Nuclear Golf’s unique balls gain experience the more you use them, unlocking powers that impact gameplay in fun and useful ways. Leveling-up your balls is vital for progressing through the game, but it also makes for a lot of insane moments when shots explode across the screen with unexpected results.

The core “boost” mechanic we’ve given to your primary ball, for example, kicks things up a few notches. Triggering the boost mid-flight gives your ball a blast of extra momentum — and then lights it on fire, which burns grass and causes additional destruction. Once you level it up, you can backspin-boost to pull off some gravity-defying shots and then eventually double-boost in a single shot. Other unlockable balls get even crazier from there.

Nuclear Golf, PS4 and PS Vita

Crafting Nuclear Golf has been a wild and super weird ride this past year, and we’re stoked to be launching as a cross-buy title on PS4 and PS Vita this summer. Stay tuned, because PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to score a sweet discount when we’re live!

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Supermoon11 said:

May 9th, 6:13 am

YESS!! on so many levels! If you Support the little Vita i will support you


paulogy said:

May 9th, 6:22 am

This looks hilarious. The fact that there’s age-verification on a video for a 2D golf game is about all I need to know to dive in :-)

opikal said:

May 9th, 7:05 am

I have enjoyed 2D golf games in the past. Hope it’s around $10.

OnTheBus666 said:

May 9th, 7:13 am

Gonna play the Out of this game on vita, looks like it could also have an aqua kitty like theme for my ps4

febwtf said:

May 9th, 9:16 am

If you’ve met me, you’ll know you don’t want me to level up my balls past their current strength.

luvtoseek said:

May 9th, 10:25 am

Screens look good; let’s see how the physics + level variation go! I’m always interested in arcade experiences!

Kishnabe said:

May 9th, 10:40 am

Looks fun…hope it has a platinum.

Thanks for supporting the vita..

esornad said:

May 9th, 10:57 am

You had me at “Level Up Your Balls.”

MisterJumpMan said:

May 9th, 11:24 am

Oh man, this looks great. Is cross-save planned as well?

Timmehh15 said:

May 9th, 11:38 am

Day 1 purchase.

Superstone said:

May 9th, 3:53 pm

Thanks for supporting the Vita. Day 1 buy for me

snarls200 said:

May 11th, 9:23 am

Looks cool

EDeeH said:

May 11th, 11:07 am

Looks awesome. Will try it out on the Vita.

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