ibb and obb PSN Release “Hoping” for May 2013, Price Between $10 – $15, No Platinum Trophy, PS Vita Version Discussed

ibb and obb, a puzzle-platformer “designed around cooperative play” from Sparpweed, is “hoping” to be released on the PlayStation Network for PS3 this May, with a demo also planned. Though specific pricing information hasn’t been finalized, Richard Boeser, Creative Director at Sparpweed, told us that it will be either $9.99 or $14.99. Also, he said that there wouldn’t be a Platinum trophy for ibb and obb (sorry Chandler).

To see what ibb and obb is all about, check out this gameplay video, followed by a prototype history:

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As for how you’ll be controlling ibb and obb, you can expect these four different options:

  • Local two player (Two people on a couch)
  • Local single player (For when you don’t have anyone to play with)
  • Online coop (You get matched to a random other player)
  • Friend invite (Invite a friend to play online)

Since the game doesn’t have a single player campaign or an AI player, you’ll always have to be in control of both ibb and obb. How this works for solo play is that each character is placed on one of the analog sticks, with left and right moving them left and right, and to jump you press up in normal gravity and down in reversed gravity. When you’re playing with someone else though, any one of the face buttons allows you to jump, with pushing up on the analog stick not resulting in a jump.

On the topic of a PlayStation Vita version, Richard said that, “I would like it to happen, but it really depends on what happens with the release. We’ll see.” And for Cross Controller support, Richard added, “I’m going to check if this is doable for us now…I hope this is relatively easy to implement. ”

What do you think of ibb and obb? Are you intrigued? Let us know in the comments below.


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