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Hoard for PSP: Dragons in Your Pocket and PS3 Dragons on Sale

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174w ago - Big Sandwich Games Design Director Tyler Sigman has announced news today of the Hoard PSP release alongside news of a PS3 sale on PSN.

To quote: Do you know what today is? It's Day of the Dragon, that's what! HOARD,[Register or Login to view links]' award-winning arcade-strategy game, releases on PSP tonight!

It's available exclusively via PlayStation Network download, selling for $9.99. It features all the same exciting core gameplay as the PS3 version, perfectly mapped to your favorite handheld gaming device. Since all HOARD levels play in 10 minutes or less, it's almost as if the game was made with your on-the-go gaming needs in mind!

To celebrate bringing HOARD to PSP, we're also putting the PS3 version of HOARD on FIRE SALE (har har) for a limited-time price of $9.99. Ridiculous dragon madness! Who benefits from all this chaos? Why you, of course! (And your pocketbook.)

If you've been eyeing the PS3 version for a while, we hope this sale is all you need to pull the trigger. For that mere pittance, you'll get four modes, over 35 levels, leaderboards, Trophies, co-op, and more!

It's a no brainer to pick up what IGN awarded "Best Quick Fix" and nominated for "Best Competitive Multiplayer" in their Best...
 

PAX Encounters: Hoard Multiplayer Dissected in New Videos

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201w ago - 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...
 

Video: Hoard for PS3 and PSP: Official PAX 2010 Trailer Arrives

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203w ago - Design Director Tyler Sigman at Big Sandwich Games has posted up the official PAX 2010 video trailer for Hoard, which is coming to both PS3 and PSP consoles.

To quote: As you're reading this, we're packing up the truck and preparing to head to [Register or Login to view links]. But first, we present to you the official [Register or Login to view links] PAX 2010 trailer!

Hopefully that gives you an idea of what the game's all about. Intense action, leaderboard score attack, crazy multiplayer duels, diabolical powerups, and over 100 badges to earn! Get ready for HOARD!

Stop by booth #3012 if you'll be at PAX, and we'll give ya a chocolate gold coin. If you won't be there, don't worry: the PlayStation.Blog will have a PAX report for you to feast upon.




 

Hoard Coming to PAX, Four-Player Co-Op Confirmed via PSN

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205w ago - Big Sandwich Games Design Director Tyler Sigman has revealed today that Hoard is coming to PAX, and that four-player co-op is also confirmed for the PS3 and PSP title via PSN.

To quote: Dragons, gold, jewels, and princesses – they'll all be on display at [Register or Login to view links] next month when [Register or Login to view links] makes its first appearance to the general public!

For those of you that don't know, Hoard is an arcade action title coming to PSN (both for PS3 and PSP). In this score-attack game, up to four players take the part of small dragons with very big ambitions, and try to amass a hoard of glittering treasure in over 30 different kingdoms.

How do you get treasure, you ask? By BURNING things, of course! And kidnapping princesses for ransom... At the Big Sandwich Games booth (#3012), we'll have two screens of non-stop dragon combat action, swag, and prizes for a daily high-score competition. Oh, and we'll also have a real, honest-to-goodness princess. So come get your firebreathing on!

Since our last post, we can confirm four-player co-op play has been added to the game – thanks for all the comments! That rounds our feature set out with Treasure, Princess Rush, Hoard (Survival), and Co-op modes. We support...
 

Hoard: Dragon Combat for PS3 and PSP Hits PSN This September

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215w ago - Big Sandwich Games Design Director Tyler Sigman has unveiled Hoard today, which will bring dragon combat to both PS3 and PSP via PSN this September.

To quote: This fall, the world's first dual-analog firebreather is coming to PS3 and PSP via the PlayStation Network!

Developed by [Register or Login to view links], HOARD is an arcade-action game where the dragon is the hero.

Your goal: collect as much treasure as possible from a living kingdom that grows around you. Burn down crops, strafe merchant wagons, and – best of all – kidnap fair maidens and force the kingdom to ransom them back for piles of gold!

But watch out for vile knights and merciless wizards, who want nothing more than to gain fame by slaying a dragon.

Collecting gold at your hoard will level you up and give you upgrade points. These are used to increase your dragon's speed, breath, armor, and health.

Your strategy in choosing upgrades is crucial to scoring the most points possible on each map and rising to the top of the leaderboards. You can also complete challenges to earn Hoard Rankings and eventually become a Legendary Wyrm!

Cooperative play is supported for PS3 (both couch and online co-op), so you can get your fire on with...
 
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