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Get Fat This Week

Fat Princess gets a release date, and that release date is only a few days away.

Like Team Fortress 2 with a different camera and more cakes. 
Sony has announced release and pricing details for Fat Princess, the Titan Studios-developed, class-based, team-based, and cake-based game for the PlayStation Network. The game will be released this Thursday, July 30. It will cost $14.99. Fat Princess will see a simultaneous release in North America, Europe, and Asia. A Japanese release is also in the works, but will happen at a later date.

Also, this Thursday is the last Thursday in July, which means that Trine should be released on PSN this week, too, right? At least, that's what the last word from the game's publisher said.

Anyone else get the impression that Sony is counter-programming against Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion? With last week bringing Shatter and add-ons for Wipeout HD and Killzone 2 and this week bringing Fat Princess and potentially Trine, PSN is most definitely not messing around. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
Like Team Fortress 2 with a different camera and more cakes. 
Sony has announced release and pricing details for Fat Princess, the Titan Studios-developed, class-based, team-based, and cake-based game for the PlayStation Network. The game will be released this Thursday, July 30. It will cost $14.99. Fat Princess will see a simultaneous release in North America, Europe, and Asia. A Japanese release is also in the works, but will happen at a later date.

Also, this Thursday is the last Thursday in July, which means that Trine should be released on PSN this week, too, right? At least, that's what the last word from the game's publisher said.

Anyone else get the impression that Sony is counter-programming against Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion? With last week bringing Shatter and add-ons for Wipeout HD and Killzone 2 and this week bringing Fat Princess and potentially Trine, PSN is most definitely not messing around.
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Edited by Daryl

Jeff got a head start!

Posted by whatisdelicious

I fucking love PSN. Such a great update last Thursday and I cannot believe this one could potentially be as awesome.

Posted by BoneMachine

Game overload. I was not expecting this until much later in the summer. It does look like PSN is stepping it up against the Summer of Arcade.


Good thing I have both platforms to take advantage of the competition between MS and Sony.
Posted by gingertastic_10

Yes! Finally the reason I wanted a PS3 comes.

Posted by Oriental_Jams

Took long enough.

Posted by Akeldama

same with the PS3. No more messing around. 

Edited by JJOR64

Damn, kick ass week for PSN this week.

Posted by Subject2Change

Saw this on Kotaku and Destructoid an hour or so ago but yay my first PSN purchase incoming. Was thinking of buying the KZ2 maps but ya i'll hold off on that.

Posted by Keyser_Soze
@Daryl said:
" Jeff got a head start! "
You meanie. But I think Ryan is beating the lot of them.
Posted by Yodasdarkside

Excellent news!

Posted by natetodamax

Somebody on the forum already posted this. I love how the staff can post information that somebody already posted without getting locked, and yet if another forum user had done it it would be an instant lock down.

Posted by Vorbis

Bring on the cake!

Posted by NickM

Fuck, these downloadable games are going to make me broke. I've spent about 200 quid (think $330) on them in the last month alone and I still have to get this, KZ2 & Gears 2 maps, shatter and shadow complex and much, much more.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Cool, I want the PSP game also,I'm looking forward to news on that in the coming weeks.



Posted by bretthancock

Excited for this.

Posted by Matthew
@natetodamax said:
" Somebody on the forum already posted this. I love how the staff can post information that somebody already posted without getting locked, and yet if another forum user had done it it would be an instant lock down. "
Yea, I was kinda thinking along the same lines...

Posted by ververdan0226

I hope Trine comes as well. Please.

Posted by RazielCuts

Yeah but wheres the marketing Sony? You always fall down on the marketing.


Xboz has a 'Summer Of Arcade' branding going on where we knew about what games when and were at E3. Sony just casually sends out press releases and expects everyone to get excited. Yeah woot, Fat Princess, but this is the first time I've heard jack about this game since the beta a couple of months ago. Wheres the hype train at? 

Get it together Sony! 
Posted by Crono
@natetodamax said:
" Somebody on the forum already posted this. I love how the staff can post information that somebody already posted without getting locked, and yet if another forum user had done it it would be an instant lock down. "
QQ.  Also, more eyes are going to see it on the front page than in the forums.

Anyway this is awesome but surprising that they weren't able to give a release date sooner.  It is just like "Oh yeah, btw, Fat Princess in 3 days"
Posted by Duke_Lion

I'm really looking forward to this now after watching the quick look.

Posted by alsnuts2

Sweet I just hope and pray the Online runs smoothly, I dont have much faith in Playstation Network.

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Edited by Remy
@RazielCuts said:
" Yeah but wheres the marketing Sony? You always fall down on the marketing.

Xboz has a 'Summer Of Arcade' branding going on where we knew about what games when and were at E3. Sony just casually sends out press releases and expects everyone to get excited. Yeah woot, Fat Princess, but this is the first time I've heard jack about this game since the beta a couple of months ago. Wheres the hype train at?"
If you've opted in to the Sony marketing barrage, you get an email every Friday with a list of what's new and what's coming soon on the store.  I've also gotten notifications about the Summer PSN sale via email.

Beyond that, you could be subscribed to Qore, go on Home, have that stupid "Information Widget" on your XMB, or read the Playstation blog.

Sony's got about 100x more reach for PSN marketing than they did when the PS3 launched.  What would you rather they did, stuck a big ad on the XMB when you sign in?

Back on topic: I play the FP beta, and it was awesome, so Day 1 for me.
Posted by JoelTGM

I wish I could take back the money I spent on 1943 and get fat princess, and also I'll be getting trine.

Posted by Pkshields

Yes. That is all.


I cannot wait for this! Gettign it straight away.
Posted by Milkman
@natetodamax said:
" Somebody on the forum already posted this. I love how the staff can post information that somebody already posted without getting locked, and yet if another forum user had done it it would be an instant lock down. "
Because they're the staff and you're not....Not everyone looks at the forums. If I hadn't seen this article on the front page, I wouldn't have known about it.
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Posted by HeavyMental

CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER !!!

Posted by CowMuffins
@Milkman said:
" @natetodamax said:
" Somebody on the forum already posted this. I love how the staff can post information that somebody already posted without getting locked, and yet if another forum user had done it it would be an instant lock down. "
Because they're the staff and you're not....Not everyone looks at the forums. If I hadn't seen this article on the front page, I wouldn't have known about it. "
Then maybe the staff can bring threads to the first page.
Posted by Rhaknar

i still want this bad and will buy it, but ill admit my hype for it has died down a lot. that, and i STILL have no clue on what modes it has, how many maps, etc... anyone have any info on this?

Edited by KamasamaK
@CowMuffins said:
" @Milkman said:
" @natetodamax said:
" Somebody on the forum already posted this. I love how the staff can post information that somebody already posted without getting locked, and yet if another forum user had done it it would be an instant lock down. "
Because they're the staff and you're not....Not everyone looks at the forums. If I hadn't seen this article on the front page, I wouldn't have known about it. "
Then maybe the staff can bring threads to the first page. "
Umm, they are...near the bottom. But these are just news stories that are cross-posted to the forum.
Posted by the_stig

I know what I will be playing come this Thursday.

Posted by crusader8463

this game makes me wish i still had my PS3. But even then i know i wouldn't have bought it. Now a PC version I'm there.

Posted by artofwar420

GAME GET!

Posted by Bucketdeth

OMFG this is awesome, I need this game!

Posted by Agnogenic_delete

This game looks like a lot of fun. :D

Edited by twillfast
@artofwar420 said:
" GAME GET! "
GET-music GET!

Edit: This is also fucking brilliant news, it's fucking cake-time baby! Fuck yeah!!!1!
Posted by Afroman269

God damn its about time

Posted by tekmojo

I'd lick the cake frostings off a fat princess for this game.

Posted by Zanthox

I am so glad this cake isn't a lie.

Posted by Scooper

I thought this game was out already, I wonder what the holdup was.

Posted by KamasamaK
@Scooper: I'm guessing incorporating a bunch of feedback from the beta, plus polish.
Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

This and Trine in one weekend? Should be great. Also I'm getting Blazblue this week and I just ordered God Hand (for ten bucks!). Gonna be busy.

Posted by MeatSim

I do like cake.

Posted by _k1_

Wow, finally.  Definitely picking this up.

Posted by RATZGobbler

ALRIGHT! I have been waiting for this thing for so long. Now those next 2 days are going to seem like a eternity.

Posted by WilliamRLBaker

ill have to grab it at some point.

Posted by AURON570

this is a bit sooner than i expected, but damn i can't wait to try it out!

Posted by LiquidPrince

Not messing around indeed.

Posted by TheBigBopper

kinda make glad mvc2 was delayed 2 weeks so i don't buy 2 games and only have a chance to get into 1 this thursday

Posted by RedCricketChase

Thursday is my birthday :) Maybe my bf will get me Fat Princess?

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