Atari Announces Downstream Panic! for PSP

Quick catch-up news to bring you up to speed on from back on Wednesday (got sort of lost in the shuffle amidst prep for TGS coverage, unfortunately). Atari has just announced Downstream Panic!, a new PSP action-puzzle game in development by Eko Software.

Billed as a “highly addictive fish-out-of-water puzzle game,” Downstream Panic! will have you playing the role of “a sea-creature preservationist out to save the world from a fantastic cyclone that has blasted the world’s fish into the Earth’s atmosphere.” Through over 80 stages, five customizable environments and three game modes (Adventure, Survival and Free Play), it’ll be up to you to guard your fish pals from hazards and hungry predators and guide them safely back into their ocean home. Extra downloadable content is also on tap, though no specifics yet.

“Fans of fast-paced puzzle games will fall in love with this new twist on the fish-out-of-water idea,” said Donny Clay, producer, Atari, Inc. “We are thrilled to deliver this fun and interesting spin on the puzzle genre and look forward to publishing this title for the PSP system.”

Downstream Panic! is due to ship early next year. Check the screenshot gallery below for a first look at the game’s colorful visuals and art style. Appears very LocoRoco-inspired…

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