PAX Encounters: Hoard Multiplayer Dissected in New Videos
Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some new video footage today from PAX 2010 of Hoard Multiplayer for PS3 and PSP.
To quote: After a successful showing of Hoard's multiplayer modes at PAX, developer [Register or Login to view links] wanted to share two new videos today showing off a full match in both the cooperative and competitive models.
Watch them in HD, if possible, so you can get a good look at the details that make up Hoard.
So far, so good. But playing Hoard reveals subtleties that are easy to miss at a glance. The surrounding kingdom for instance, is teeming with details: tiny wagons carrying grain from the mill to town, carriages shuttling princesses from building to building, and stealthy thieves scrambling around your treasure pile.
What's more, the surrounding kingdom continually evolves around you, with defensive structures such as Wizard Towers that erect in response to your destruction. In fact, it pays to allow the kingdom to grow and thrive before swooping in to collect your ill-gotten gains.
Hoard is packed with play modes, including Treasure (collect as much gold as possible in single-player or co-op), Princess Rush (a competitive mode where the only goal is to capture 15 princesses), and a classic survival mode where you try to outlast ever-increasing waves of enemies.
Both couch and online co-op play are supported as well, in any combination of up to four players, with some competitive modes for good measure.
Hoard will land on the PS3 this fall, and a separate, handheld-optimized version will also appear on the PSP.