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Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!

Posted by on January 11th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Tags: , ,

For a while now I have been waiting for that one minis game that just “wows” you. I think Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! may finally do that. Check out these screens, the artwork is refreshing after playing so many minis with what I would call weak art.

In the game, the player takes control of a massively powerful (and slightly unhinged) aristocratic demon known only as “The Duke” who is woken up by the sound of his princess being stolen from her heavily barricaded room in his castle. Without a single clue to go on, he can only assume that monsters were (probably) responsible, and sets out to track down his missing princess by beating up monsters largely at random in the hope that it will (somehow) reunite him with his beloved princess.

For more info on the story and characters check out the game’s website.

MPSMP also comes in at a fairly hefty 95 MB, just 5 shy of the 100 MB limit that you are allowed for minis titles. Mediatonic’s co-founder and creative director Paul Croft said: “There is a lot of room for growth in the Minis section of the Playstation Store and we truly hope that MPSMP will stand out as the fresh, original and fun title that it is. It’s a massively exciting game for us and we hope that our players will enjoy playing it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.”

Here is a breakdown of the games features:

  • Full story mode with animated cut-scenes detailing the Duke’s story
  • Six unique worlds and monsters to battle through
  • 24 levels in total
  • Fast-paced upwards-scrolling chase action
  • Original platforming and combat gameplay mechanic
  • Full original(ish) soundtrack

The game will be out in Europe sometime this February. After talking with Paul Croft he said, “We’re waiting for our ESRB rating at the moment – all being well we’ll be launching on the same date in both territories.” Seeing how other companies have had trouble in this regard, I hope they can make it happen. Be sure to follow Mediatonic on Twitter or Facebook if you want the latest details.