One of the many good things about “simple” PSN games is that they are generally not too taxing for the PlayStation 3, allowing developers willing to implement stereoscopic 3D to do so without sacrificing the original 2D visuals too much. We have seen this happening before with Super Stardust HD and Flight Control HD. This fall we will see it again courtesy of the recently announced Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.
Originally released in 2009 as a flash game by the name of Rocketbirds: Revolution! and awarded triple nomination at the 2010 Independent Games Festival, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is an action/puzzler featuring the humanized chicken war hero Hardboiled Chicken on a mission to hunt down Putzki, corrupted leader of a totalitarian penguin regime in Albatropolis.
Going by the free flash demo of Rocketbirds: Revolution! it looks like a quite fun game, with a unique visual style and great music.
On the subject of improved graphics, compared to the original release, the PS3 version of Rocketbirds features a fascinating perspective shift effect that adds more depth to the environments and will likely impress more when running in stereoscopic 3D at 720p/60fps.
To get an idea of the effect I’m talking about, pay close attention to the environments in the official trailer embedded below.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is developed by Ratloop Asia and scheduled for release on PSN late 2011/early 2012. If you are attending the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego (from 21st to 24th July), you will be able to check the game at the Sony booth.
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