Another great looking platformer heading to a Vita near you.
Posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 by Alex Trotter-Fernandez
The PS Vita is looking like the ultimate Puzzle Platform device. In the past we’ve had amazing titles like Escape Plan, Mutant Blobs Attack and Rayman origins stealing the beautiful OLED screen of the Vita with their brilliant aesthetics and vibrancy. Looks like a new title, Dokuro, is going to join those ranks.
The chalky Dokuro was released in Japan in July, inviting gamers to guide a skeleton through beautiful chalk drawn environments. Like with most platformers you’ll be contending with the usual dangerous traps and puzzles that obstruct your safe passage. Only you’ll also have to deal with a princess who’s along for the ride, much like Spelunky. Yes, you must rescue the princess, only this time she’s in the same castle.
Along with platforming puzzles galore, Vita’s touch screen is implemented beautifully in the game. To be able to carry the princess you have to be transformed from a Skeleton to a Prince, which is of course actioned by poking the protagonist. You’ll also be moving crates, poking things and pulling levers with your digits. The coolest thing by far is the ability to use the Vita’s touch-screens to control chalks, which in turn can reshape the very environment you’re playing in.
Dokuro was met with critical acclaim in Japan, and no doubt will have the same reaction in Europe and the States. No exact release date has announced, but the game will be hitting the PlayStation store in October.
Via PlayStation Blog