227w ago - Sony acknowledged that Fat Princess has been having somewhat of a rocky start, complete with lag and random connection issues.
The problem isn't effecting all users, though its been widespread enough to warrant a response from Sony.
To quote: "We are aware that some customers are experiencing connection issues and are working to address this [as soon as possible]," a Sony representative told G4. "If there are lag issues during a game, there will be a snail image in the lower left corner. It is advised that if this snail appears for more than 30 seconds, the player should try another game."
I've personally put a good number of hours into Fat Princess and have had zero issues with the game – which is actually a change from most PlayStation 3 games. I usually have trouble connecting to any matches on the PlayStation 3, period (used to be NAT 3, changed that, but problem has still persisted).
228w ago - Update: SCEE has told GamerZines that Fat Princess will cost £11.99 in the UK.
SCEA Santa Monica Studio Managing Producer Deborah Mars has announced the Fat Princess date today via PlayStation Blog. To quote:
We're proud to announce that Fat Princess will make her royal appearance on the PlayStation Network this Thursday, July 30th for $14.99.
Fat Princess will be released simultaneously worldwide in N. America, Europe and Asia. A Japan release is also in the works, and we'll have more information on that in weeks to come.
The sheer amount of questions submitted was fantastic, and we really appreciate everyone taking the time and effort to come up with some really good ones.
Please check out this interview with Chris Millar and Craig Leigh from Titan Studios for answers to your most burning questions. We'll do our best to follow up and respond to some of the others we weren't able to cover during the interview soon.
229w ago - Today SCEA Managing Producer Deborah Mars of Santa Monica Studio has announced an update on Fat Princess for the PlayStation 3 console, including some new screenshots below as follows:
We know many of you are anxiously awaiting the sweet PlayStation Network arrival of none other than Her Royal Highness: Fat Princess.
You have been very patient, and we really do appreciate all your support. Since E3 back in early June, we and the fantastic development team at Titan Studios have been working very hard to get the fine lady and her beloved subjects all ready for their much-anticipated debut.
So here's the deal: We have tons of info to share with you, but we want to take this opportunity to let you all ask the questions. So, go ahead... ask us. Let us know what you want to know.
Post questions below in response to this blog entry, and then we'll gather a bunch of them to put forth to Titan Studios. They will answer these questions directly during a PlayStation Eye video chat interview with our good pal, Jeff R, next week.
Enjoy some of the new screenshots, and we'll be seeing you on the battlefield soon!
238w ago - SCEA Managing Producer Deborah Mars of the Santa Monica Studio has blogged the following today:
The video is an in-depth look at the creation and inspiration behind Fat Princess, told through interviews with Craig Leigh from developer Titan Studios, and little 'ole me and Matt Morton. We talk about how the concept for the game came about, the distinctive and charming art style, and loads more including some of the hilarious and irreverent stuff you'll find in the game.
The video is coming to the PlayStation Store this Thursday in all its big, fat, sweet, awesome HD glory for you to download and watch over and over.
Look for more information about Fat Princess in the coming weeks. We'll be at E3 showing off the game, so stay tuned for more info soon!