4w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden announced today that Velocity Ultra is out today on PlayStation 3.
To quote: Hello folks! I'm excited to say that the multiple award-winning Velocity Ultra is available today on the mighty PlayStation 3 for just $7.49 $9.99!
At full 1080p 60fps, it's a hypnotic experience playing on a big TV, and gives the awesome soundtrack produced by Joris de Man of Killzone fame a chance to shine too!
Developed and published by the talented team at Curve Studios, Velocity Ultra on PS3 is a perfect conversion that feels great on DualShock 3.
Me confirming that the PS3 version is indeed awesome. What, you've never heard of it?
Those of you not familiar with Velocity Ultra should know that it combines shoot 'em-up action, speed runs and cunning spatial puzzles in a way never seen before, and this combination of clever mechanics and no nonsense fun delighted pretty much everyone that came into contact with it on PS Vita.
So we're incredibly excited that Velocity Ultra is now a full PS3 title which includes perhaps (actually, definitely) the best titled platinum trophy ever: 'Show Thumb Respect.'
Teleporting ahead... With a host of 9/10 review scores from the likes of Edge Magazine...
8w ago - Curve Studios PR and Marketing Manager Rob Clarke confirmed today that Velocity Ultra is coming to PS3 this year with details below.
To quote: FuturLab and Curve Digital are delighted to announce that they're working to bring the critically acclaimed PlayStation Vita title, Velocity Ultra, to PS3 later this year.
Brought to you by Curve's in-house development team, the PS3 version will run at full HD resolutions and retain all the features beloved by fans of the PS Vita version.
Velocity Ultra is a mix of a vertical shooter and puzzle mechanics that fuses elements of traditional spaceship shooters with a clever teleportation mechanic. It's all about speed, quick reflexes, and fast decisions, set to a pumping electronic soundtrack.
The PS3 version of Velocity Ultra will share its Trophies and leaderboards with the PS Vita version, so fans will be able to pick it up in glossy HD and start chasing new highscores right away.
9w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden posted up a video today showcasing Velocity 2X on PS4 which outlines how the team leans from their audience of fellow gamers.
To quote: Hey folks. We had such a good time showcasing Velocity 2X at the Eurogamer Expo, we'd like to share our experience with you!
First of all, we managed to find the courage to jump on stage to talk about Velocity 2X in a Developer Session. For those who missed it, we talked about how we've approached making a PS Minis game desirable for PS4.
Velocity 2X takes everything that worked in Velocity Ultra and applies it to a side-scrolling platformer. That's right - in Velocity 2X you can get out of your ship to run around on foot.
You can also teledash through obstacles and throw a personal teleporter to reach high ledges and solve puzzles.
We've also revealed the new enemy in the series: the evil Vokh. They're massive, fast, and tricky to defeat because of their advanced shield technology. However, as you'll see from the video below, Kai's teledash creates a spacetime warp that disrupts their shield temporarily, allowing you to get some cheeky shots from behind! Watch some pre-alpha platforming gameplay here:
16w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden announced that a Velocity sequel dubbed Velocity 2X is coming for PS4 / PlayStation 4 and PS Vita today.
To quote: A Leap Beyond
Hi everyone, we are so excited and proud to announce Velocity 2X; the highly requested sequel to Velocity Ultra!
Gameplay Teaser (Pre-Alpha Footage)
This video shows pre-alpha gameplay footage, which means it's nowhere near what we're aiming for visually. In fact, our technical director Hussain Sheikh was the lead visual effects programmer on Split/Second, so you can trust that he and the art team won't stop until Velocity 2X looks spectacular.
What the dock?!
When PlayStation asked if we'd like Velocity 2X announced during its Gamescom press conference, we couldn't pass up the opportunity. But the game just isn't ready for a full reveal yet, so we've only let you glimpse the platforming gameplay.
You can rest assured that the game features great mechanics that bridge the two formats perfectly; this isn't just...
24w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden announced today that Velocity Ultra blasts off on PS Vita this July 2nd with details below.
To quote: What can I say? Other than sorry for the delay! We've been somewhat harassed by you folks for a month on Twitter, Email and Facebook, and frankly we deserved it! But now Velocity Ultra for PS Vita is nearly upon us, bug-free and with a high-res coat of paint.
Velocity Ultra has earned some whopping review scores. Still not convinced? Let's look at some of the improvements in this new, definitive version of the game.
Velocity Ultra features online leaderboards and Trophies (including a Platinum!), native res artwork, and flawless 60FPS action. I
t's a piece of perfectly formed interactive art that we're extremely proud to have installed on our PS Vitas. Velocity Ultra also features the same kick-ass soundtrack by Joris de Man (and myself, yay!), which you can now buy separately from all major digital music storefronts!
So what are you waiting for? A sequel? We'll see what we can do, but in the meantime, this is the definitive Velocity experience, and we're sure you'll agree that it rocks!