PSN-exclusive Rochard announced, features platforms

Tuesday, 1st March 2011 13:44 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Finnish developer Recoil Games has announced a new PSN exclusive today, a platformer called Rochard.

Rochard, is an “action packed” side-scrolling platformer which revolves around an astro-miner called John Rochard.

The character has the ability to manipulate gravity for solving puzzles, defeating enemies and tackling bosses.

For doing so, he is equipped with a tool called a G-Lifter. Players can utilize it to lift and manoeuvre heavy objects, and, later on, to swing and jump long distances.

Here’s what Recoil’s Burt Kane has to say about their game:

“We have been working on Rochard for some time now and we’re very excited to start showing this clever, funny, unique adventure title to PlayStation Network gamers.”

“The hero, John Rochard, is no marine or super soldier, but just a tough, ordinary miner with a moustache, placed in an extraordinary situation. The combination of its humorous style, explorative space antics and the player’s ability to manipulate gravity will really make Rochard stand out.”

The game is slated to release in spring 2011.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. Dannybuoy

    Dead Space meets Mario meets Trine meets Bionic Commando then. Consider my interest piqued!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    what is this with all these indie announcements for Sony’s console?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Maybe because of Microsoft’s guidelines & maybe to expand their audience beyond the traditional PC gamer, I’d personally like to see more, maybe even a small Sony studio built specifically with helping indie developers get their game onto Sony’s console.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Aimless

    Why does this sound so familiar? Was it an IGF entry or something?

    Anyway, the screens look great and I’m always up for some contemporary platforming.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    That looks pretty cool! Environments have a sort of ‘Splosion Man feel about them.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Aimless

    @3 That’s what their Pub Fund and PlayStation Camp schemes are for.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    To be honest it looks like more of a Shadow Complex.

    #7 4 years ago

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