This week Playstation 3 users in the Europe can look forward to Wakeboarding HD hitting the PSN Store on Thursday, March 18th’s update. North American gamers on the other hand will have to wait another week (March 25th) to join in on the wakeboarding action and 1-2 player online. Published and Developed by Tik Games (you probably know them from XBLA’s Texas Hold’em) and Creat Studios, Wakeboarding HD takes players on an island vacation where they wakeboard through 20 levels avoiding dangerous sharks and other obstacles while performing “high-flying tricks” and racing to the finish.
Creat and Tik’s partnership has created PSN favorites Magic Ball and Cuboid, but also a couple of digital bombs, such as Interpol: The Trail of Dr.Chaos, so the quality of Wakeboarding HD is yet to be determined. Though, from the trailer on their website, it looks like this game will have a better chance of living up to the “state-of-the-art water simulation ” claims then it does to “high-quality action game”.
Wakeboarding HD will release on the European PSN on March 18th and the North American PSN on March 25th for $14.99 / €14.99.
TIKGAMES AND CREAT STUDIOS TO
RELEASE WAKEBOARDING HD FOR THE
Arcade Style Action Platform Game Featured By Sony at Game Developers Conference Launches on PSN on March 18th in Europe, October 25th in North America
March 15, 2010 – TikGames (San Mateo, CA) and Creat Studios (Canton, MA) today announced that Wakeboarding HD will be available for download on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on Thursday, March 18th in Europe and March 25th in North America. The sixth release under the partnership between the two companies to deliver next generation console games, Wakeboarding HD features state-of-the-art water simulation and split-screen local multiplayer, and will be available via Sony’s PlayStation® Network for $14.99 / €14.99.
Grab your board and hold on tight! Wakeboarding HD drops players into 20 high-speed, water-filled, arcade levels to maneuver through tracks, perform high-flying tricks, collect bonuses and avoid dangers from exploding mines to bloodthirsty sharks. Gamers of all ages can show their skills and wreak havoc as the tropical paradise resort transforms into an action-packed extreme playground.
“Wakeboarding HD returns gamers to the intense, over-the-top action of 90’s arcade games, combined with the best of modern gameplay. TikGames is thrilled to bring another innovative, high-end title to gamers on the PlayStation® Network,” said Anatoly Tikhman, Founder and CEO of TikGames, LLC.
Challenges include performing a variety of assigned tasks while zooming through obstacles at top speed in order to keep action chains alive. Jump the ramps, ride the rails, crash through boats, docks and tourists, collect stars and power-ups, dodge the lurking sharks and evade the treacherous mines while feeling the force of the wake!
“Creat Studios is excited to deliver another high-quality action game like Wakeboarding HD to the PlayStation® Network and take advantage of capabilities only found on the PlayStation 3,” said Vladimir Starzhevsky, co-founder and CEO of Creat Studios, Inc. “We are continuing to push our design, technology and gameplay capabilities to bring PlayStation Network players the most engaging and entertaining titles.”
Wakeboarding HD will include PlayStation Trophy support and has been rated “E” for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for this platform.
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About TikGames: TikGames, LLC was founded in 2002 by Anatoly Tikhman with a plan to develop the most innovative and entertaining games for digital distribution. Towards that end, he has built an industry-leading studio to deliver a broad range of top quality proprietary games. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Further information is available at www.tikgames.com.
About Creat Studios: Creat Studios, Inc. is a premier digital download publisher and developer of current and next-generation online, console and handheld games. Founded in 1990, Creat’s corporate headquarters are located in Canton, Massachusetts, with development studios in Massachusetts and St. Petersburg, Russia. Creat Studios develops and publishes titles for Sony PSP®, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSiWare™, Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360®. For more information, please visit www.creatstudios.com.