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Video: Murasaki Baby Hands-on: Strange New Worlds on PS Vita

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3d ago - Sony Social Media Senior Manager Sid Shuman shared a hands-on video today which explores the strange new worlds in Murasaki Baby on PS Vita.

To quote: Here's the thing about PS Vita exclusive Murasaki Baby: it's one of the strangest, most subversive games I've played.

It seems like studio Ovosonico designed it to deliberately get under the skin of established game conventions, and the result is something I've never quite seen before.

You don't directly control the titular Baby, for instance; instead, you lead her through a disturbing world solely using PS Vita's front touchscreen and rear touchpad (that's right: no buttons or analog sticks at all). As the game progresses, Baby learns from your interactions and gradually becomes a bit more independent.

The game's universe is the real star, starting with the lively sketch-like art direction of the environment and its characters. From the ominous landscapes - which look like Tim Burton fever dreams - to the grotesque character designs, Murasaki Baby is a study in how to make cute creepy.





Watch my playthrough of the game's first chapter to see why Murasaki Baby is worth keeping an eye out when it lands on PS Vita this September.
 

Xdev Studio: Murasaki Baby Launching on PS Vita This September

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3w ago - Xdev Studio Europe Producer Chris Jones announced that Murasaki Baby is launching on PS Vita this September with details below.

To quote: Hi all, today we'd like to share some more details with you on the world of Murasaki Baby. We're currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on the game.

We're excited to announce that she'll be arriving on your PS Vita in early September for $14.99 and we can't wait for you to meet her and wander around her weird world!

We're also really pleased to announce the collaboration with renowned music composer Akira Yamaoka who has created an exclusive music track for the game. Yamaoka-san is best known for his eerily ambient Silent Hill soundtracks, and he has partnered up with Ovosonico music producer & co-founder, Gianni Ricciardi to create a truly weird and wonderful soundtrack.

For those who've never seen Murasaki Baby before, this is a game where you lead Baby through a unique land of nightmares on the quest to find her mother. By simply holding her hand you have to solve the puzzles as you go and help her reach her goal.

Along the way you'll encounter different characters, which you'll need to help so that they can help you on your journey. You can see some of the new characters, such as Bunny Boy, a disco kid who's...
 

Xdev Studio Reveals the Powers of Murasaki Baby on PS Vita

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16w ago - Xdev Studio Europe Producer Chris Jones revealed the powers of Murasaki Baby on PS Vita below today!

To quote: Hello, PlayStation fans! Since our announcement of Murasaki Baby, the team at Ovosonico has been hard at work perfecting the game. Today we wanted to share some details on the gameplay in Chapter 3 with you.

In Murasaki Baby, Baby wakes up in a nightmarish dream world with all sorts of frightening creations straight from a child's imagination. So far, on her journey to find her Mommy, Baby has made two new friends and used eight background mood powers in the previous two chapters.

For those of you who may not recall, as you and Baby journey through this nightmarish land, you'll make use of the various backgrounds and their powers to help, guide, and protect her. Using PS Vita's rear touch screen, you can swipe with your finger to switch between backgrounds.

Below are four new background moods that Baby comes across in this chapter of the game:

• The black and white background is called the "Heart of Stone." Tapping the PlayStation Vita's rear touch pad will make Baby's balloon magically become as heavy as stone. Perfect for the occasion when you need something solid to hold on to.

• The blue background is called "Frozen Hell" and will freeze...
 

Video: Murasaki Baby Confirmed for PlayStation Vita in North America

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29w ago - Sony Associate Producer Michael Pulst confirmed alongside a video trailer today that Murasaki Baby for PlayStation Vita is coming to North America.

Below are the details, to quote: HI there everyone!

Last summer at Gamescom we debuted the new, exclusive PS Vita game Murasaki Baby, from new Italian indie development team Ovosonico, and announced that it was coming to European markets this year. Today, we're excited to share that it's officially coming to North America later this year too!

In the game, Baby wakes up in a dream world, envisioned by a child's fantastical imagination and populated by weird and wonderful characters.

In her hand is a purple heart-shaped balloon. She has lost her mommy, and it's the player's role to be her guardian. Take her hand, and guide her on a fantastic journey through the nightmarish land.





As you travel through the dream world, you will encounter many situations that will require lateral thinking to navigate. Using PS Vita's rear touch pad, you can switch the mood of the game from serene green fields to a scary hellish world. It's up to you to figure out how to use the tools at your disposal to keep Baby safe and navigate through the story.
 
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