Jetpack Joyride HD will be free on PS Vita and PSN later this month
December 21st 2012 By John Stewart contact email , twitter
Halfbrick Studios, the team that brought you ‘Fruit Ninja’ announced that the hit title ‘Jetpack Joyride’ will launch for free on the PS Vita and PS3. Here are the details on when the game will be available for download.
Developed by Big Ant Studio, the popular mobile title will now be available on the PS Vita and the PS3. The title will be free starting on December 31, 2012 in North America. The game will be in HD, come with a leaderboard system and will also feature trophies.
“Jetpack Joyride has come a long way in 2012, and we’re thrilled to bring it to PS3 and Vita,” said Phil Larsen, CMO at Halfbrick. “With the expertise of Big Ant and the huge player base on the Sony Entertainment Network, Barry Steakfries is reaching bigger heights and caps off the year in fine form.” In a press-release sent out this morning, HalfbricK describes the game:
Down on his luck as a struggling gramophone salesman, Barry comes across the “secret” laboratory of Legitimate Research, a corporation dedicated to developing crazy new technologies. Seizing the chance to become a hero, Barry begins his ride after commandeering a jetpack and making good his escape, where the player jumps in and guides his adventure with accessible one-button gameplay.
Along the way, players must avoid lasers, missiles and electro zappers, all the while grabbing coins and trying out even more ridiculous vehicles – Lil’ Stomper, Profit Bird and the robot dragon himself, Mr. Cuddles! Supporting the action is a robust Stash system, where everyone can track their progress, upgrade their gear and buy new gadgets for Barry. Grab one of many jetpacks including the classic Machine Gun Jetpack or the colorful Rainbow, suit up in a vast wardrobe of unique costumes and make sure Barry’s best friend Flash comes along for the ride!
Jetpack Joyride HD will release in North America on December 31, 2012 and December 21, 2012 in Europe.