US PlayStation Blog Announces Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Coming to PSN

Posted by on July 19th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Tags: , , ,

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


  • GothPunk

    I didn’t really think much of this game when I glanced over the article header on the Blog, but I decided to give the trailer a go anyways. I was glad I did, as what I saw was pretty impressive. The visual style is really nice, with a neat humour to it as well (like having billboards in your trailer saying ‘OBEY! Buy this game.’.

    I’d love to know the name of the song playing on the trailer, it was sufficiently badass to warrant further listening.

    • brewer

      According to posts over on youtube the song is New World Revolution-double agents. I couldn’t find the song on youtube itself though.

      Looks like it could be pretty interesting, definitely a different idea for a game.

  • Eric G

    It’s very Shank-ish, and the combat (from the trailer, at least) looks dull, but the other portions of the game look cool. I’m looking forward to the shmup-type flying sequences.

    Listen to Double Agents on their myspace page (I know, I was surprised it still exists): http://www.myspace.com/nwr/music/songs/double-agents-72068222