Putty Squad Squishes Onto PS3, PS4 and Vita Next Month


Back in the early 90s, System 3 created a stretchy platformer called Putty Squad which was originally going to be on the Amiga before Commodore went bankrupt, at which point it became a squishy SNES cult classic. 20 years later, the original Amiga version has been released as a free download for retro enthusiasts to enjoy, and now, come March 11th, the game will also see a boxed retail release on PlayStation platforms at a budget price of $19.99 on PS3 and $29.99 on PS4 and Vita.

The old-school platformer starring a blue blob of putty skilled at stretching, inflating, morphing and punching things is coming to PlayStation devices featuring vibrantly remastered visuals, over 50 levels of putty-hopping fun, a new tutorial, a Marathon Mode with a huge World Progression Map, a Challenge Mode with additional tasks to complete in each world, star ratings and online leaderboards, a sticker book for storing sticker collectibles hidden throughout the levels, other unlockable goodies and, of course, trophies.

“Putty Squad will have parents battling their kids for console time,” jokes Len Ciciretto, president of Maximum Games, publishers of Putty Squad. “Once you start, it’s hard to pull away.”

“Its wackiness is a huge part of the game’s charm, and it’s what the best games are made of – creativity. It’s why two plumbers traveling through pipes to rescue a princess in a mushroom kingdom makes sense,” said Maximum Games CEO, Christina Seelye.

“The return of Putty Squad has been a long time coming,” said John Twiddy, Head of Development at System 3, creators of the game. “Fans and newcomers to the game will equally appreciate the redrawn imagery, new features, and challenging gameplay.”

“It’s wonderful to see this cult classic come back to the modern age,” said Mark Cale, CEO of System 3. “For those who weren’t around in the time of the Amiga or SNES, now Putty Squad is made accessible for a new era of gamers.”

Putty Squad is expected to release on 3DS, Steam, Windows 8 and Xbox 360 at some point as well, but for North America publisher Maximum Games has thus far only confirmed plans for PlayStation systems. The PS4 version was already released across the pond as a launch title.

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