Update: Jetpack Joyride Deluxe Launches Tomorrow On Vita/PS3
Big Ant Studios are putting out a new version of Halfbrick’s hit mobile runner Jetpack Joyride on PS3 and Vita. Jetpack Joyride Deluxe adds a large amount of content found on mobile releases of the game, including S.A.M and the Wave Rider. Since it’s the festive season, The Sleigh of Awesome will also be available.
This will be the third version of Jetpack Joyride to hit PlayStation platforms. Beatshapers released a paid PSP Minis version in November 2012, while Big Ant put out a free-to-play PS3/Vita port the month after. The game originally launched on iOS in September 2011.
Jetpack Joyride Deluxe will be available tomorrow in North America for $1.99. A launch in European countries is scheduled for next week. For those that care, the Deluxe version does have a separate trophy list than the free-to-play release.
UPDATE: We received some more information from Big Ant. The F2P release of Jetpack Joyride will be removed from the PlayStation Store to avoid confusion. As Deluxe still features in-app purchases for vehicles, costumes and coin packs, players of the F2P release will be able to transfer all of their coins should they upgrade. Big Ant promises Deluxe will receive updates to better match the other versions. It also addresses a number of known issues with the F2P version as well as improving its frame rate.