Original PSP trailer, in case you forgot
Amidst the hidden-object games for PC and the expletive-laden console shooters in this week’s ‘You, Me and the ESRB‘ show I found confirmation of CRUSH 3D. You may remember it as simply CRUSH when it was released in 2007 on PSP. Sega and Zoe Mode are dusting off the source code and slapping it on the 3DS for an expected release in 2011 depending on just how dirty that code is. The ESRB rating summary confirms the return of the 2D/3D puzzle platforming gameplay of the original with “cartoony” characters, giant cockroaches, and, uhh, Mild Cartoon Violence. Elsewhere, the BBC’s Barney Harwood of Blue Peter fame (I have no idea who that is or what that is) recently made a trip to Sega to see the game and was reportedly super impressed.
“It was a fun day” said Marc Tourle, game designer at Zoe Mode. “We created an avatar just for Barney, so he could see himself running around a Crush 3D level. And we all got Blue Peter badges to boot!”
What on Earth are these people talking about? Anyways, Crush 3D is yet another old game that’s getting an exploitative update for the 3D handheld but in this case it might not be such a bad thing. I think a lot of people missed out on what looked like a unique, brain-tweaking puzzle game in 2007… myself included.