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  Jetpack Joyride Heading To Playstation®Network
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11/21/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Brisbane and Kiev – (November 20, 2012), Halfbrick Studios and Beatshapers are proud to announce that one of the biggest names in mobile gaming – Jetpack Joyride is coming to the PlayStation ®Network! With over 35 million downloads around the world, millions more can now suit up as Barry Steakfries and join in the high-flying phenomenon.

“We at Beatshapers are very exicited to work with Halfbrick Studios, license and publish such a big mobile IP like Jetpack Joyride” said Alexey Menshikov, CEO of Beatshapers Limited. “We hope the PlayStation® users will enjoy the game.”

Down on his luck as a struggling gramophone salesman, Barry comes across the "secret" laboratory of Legitimate Research, a corporation dedicated to developing crazy technologies. Seizing the chance to become a hero, Barry begins his ride after commandeering a jetpack and making his escape, the player jumps in and guides his adventure with accessible one-button gameplay.

Along the way, players must avoid lasers, missiles and electro zappers, all the while grabbing coins and trying out ridiculous vehicles – Lil' Stomper, Profit Bird and the robot dragon himself, Mr. Cuddles!

Supporting the action is a robust Stash system, where everyone can track their progress, upgrade their gear and buy new gadgets for Barry. Grab one of many jetpacks including the classic Machine Gun or the colorful Rainbow Jetpack, suit up in a vast wardrobe of unique costumes and make sure Barry's best friend Flash comes along for the ride!

View the trailer:  http://youtu.be/OmBuQpIdavU

Recipient of several Game of the Year awards and celebrated as one of the most popular mobile games of all time, Jetpack Joyride has come full circle in one of the year's most anticipated PlayStation ®Network releases.   

The game will be available for €3.99 in European PlayStation ®Stores, and $3.99 in the North American PlayStation ®Stores. Jetpack Joyride has been rated E10 by ESRB and PEGI 12+ by Pegi.

Official web site: http://www.halfbrick.com/our-games/jetpack-joyride/

About Halfbrick

Halfbrick is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2001, it has developed many popular games across mobile and digital platforms including Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Age of Zombies. For further information, please visit http://www.halfbrick.com/ and follow on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook!

About Beatshapers

Beatshapers (headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine) develop and publish fun and creative games and known for their highly anticipated PlayStation®Network releases: BreakQuest: Extra Evolution, StarDrone Extreme, Carnivores series and many others.

For more information, please visit http://www.beatshapers.com, Facebook page or follow us @Beatshapers.

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