The US PlayStation Blog announced via Twitter this morning that Ratloop Asia’s new game, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, will be coming to PSN. The release window for the game is currently predicted to be late 2011 or early 2012. Rocketbirds looks like a 2D brawler and platformer very similar to Klei’s Shank. Sian Yue Tan, head of Ratloop Asia and the game’s producer, states in the blog post that the game will feature penguin killing, puzzle solving, jetpacks, and revolution.
Players will take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken as you attempt to free the city of Albatropolis as you hunt down the corrupt penguin leader Putzki. I’m not sure the emphasis on penguin killing is going to play well with their target demographic, but I suppose its a good thing to see a game casting a chicken in the role of central protagonist. In any event the game received a triple nomination at the Independent Games Festival in 2010 so I suppose that despite the penguin killing it must be pretty fun to play. If you guys happen to be at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, Rocketbirds will be playable at the Sony booth. We’ll hopefully have more on this soon, but in the meantime check out the US PlayStation blog for some additional info, and the trailer.
Via: US PlayStation Blog