LocoRoco 2 Remastered

LocoRoco 2 Remastered Rolls onto PS4 Today, Here’s What You Need to Know

LocoRoco 2 Remastered is now available on PlayStation 4. The quirky first-party title came out today (its release coincides with the 2017 PlayStation Experience), and it costs $14.99. To celebrate the release, Sony just put out a new trailer for the game.

Check out the new LocoRoco 2 Remastered launch trailer below:

For even more on the game, check out our LocoRoco 2 Remastered review. Here’s what Paulmichael Contreras had to say about the newly remastered title:

One of the best things about LocoRoco 2 was its deceptively simple gameplay. This has been left largely unchanged, which is a good thing – when the original worked so well, why mess with it? On the PSP, the L and R buttons were used to rotate the world, while holding and releasing both at the same time made the LocoRoco characters jump. The circle button was used to split a large LocoRoco up into multiple smaller versions, or group them back up, dive into water, and perform other actions such as the impromptu rhythm mini-games. The first game’s remaster included motion controls, whereas this remaster does not. L1 and R1 are simply used in place of the PSP’s shoulder buttons, while everything else remains the same. Rumble has also been added, which gives a much-appreciated tactile boost to the player’s actions as they affect the LocoRoco blobs. So for any gamers out there who preferred the motion option of the last remaster, sorry to say you are out of luck here.

Everything else in this remaster is just as fans remember it. So the new LocoRocos, mini-games, bosses, the MuiMui House, collectibles, and unlockables are all accounted for. Other than the movies as mentioned previously, everything is upscaled for today’s resolutions, and looks crisper than ever before.

Yet another solid remaster will likely make some gamers wish for a proper sequel in this hyper-cute franchise. The increase in resolution allows LocoRoco 2’s cheery art style to brilliantly shine, though this entry’s cutscenes leave a bit to be desired. Still, the core of this classic has not been touched, and this remains the same LocoRoco 2 many gamers have fond memories of. Pick this up if you’re a fan of the series, or especially if you never tried the original release and want the best version available.

LocoRoco 2 Remastered is now available on PlayStation 4.