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Loco Roco 2 Hitting Stores On The Cheap

The cutesy PSP sequel will retail for a scant 20 bones. Are you ready to re-up on more happy smiling blob action?

PlayStation.Blog posted a short note today on the February 10 release of LocoRoco 2. Specifically, they unveiled the price, which shall total a mere 20 of your American dollars. That's the news!

I got to sit in on a lengthy demo session with LocoRoco 2 back at Tokyo Game Show, and Sony is certainly cramming it top to bottom with what looks like a large amount of new content. My biggest complaint about the first LocoRoco was that the basic world-tilting, blob-hopping gameplay mechanics weren't enough to hold my attention for the duration of an entire game. This time around, however, there's a ton of features and content you didn't see in the original. Here's a list of things I wrote down in my notebook during that TGS demo.

  • "4p minigame battles!"
  • "FMVs look like claymation"
  • "New quests open up when you finish levels with certain conditions"
  • "New mechanics -- bite long grass to swing on it, bite some objects to pull them out of the ground"
  • "Musical minigames"
  • "Mui house looks more interesting. Make different rooms out of collected parts, attract more Muis to house"
  • "New LocoRoco character is purple, has a mohawk, likes punk rock, 'looks like a German girl'" (developer's words, not mine)
  • "Dolphins, apes, owls, oh noes!"

(Apparently I was feverish at TGS, I don't know.)

Then again, the core mechanics--with you tilting the world with the L and R buttons to make your blog roll around--also appear to be unchanged. Is all this enough to make you want to re-up for more LocoRoco action next month? For $20, at least the barrier to entry is unimposing. Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad
PlayStation.Blog posted a short note today on the February 10 release of LocoRoco 2. Specifically, they unveiled the price, which shall total a mere 20 of your American dollars. That's the news!

I got to sit in on a lengthy demo session with LocoRoco 2 back at Tokyo Game Show, and Sony is certainly cramming it top to bottom with what looks like a large amount of new content. My biggest complaint about the first LocoRoco was that the basic world-tilting, blob-hopping gameplay mechanics weren't enough to hold my attention for the duration of an entire game. This time around, however, there's a ton of features and content you didn't see in the original. Here's a list of things I wrote down in my notebook during that TGS demo.

  • "4p minigame battles!"
  • "FMVs look like claymation"
  • "New quests open up when you finish levels with certain conditions"
  • "New mechanics -- bite long grass to swing on it, bite some objects to pull them out of the ground"
  • "Musical minigames"
  • "Mui house looks more interesting. Make different rooms out of collected parts, attract more Muis to house"
  • "New LocoRoco character is purple, has a mohawk, likes punk rock, 'looks like a German girl'" (developer's words, not mine)
  • "Dolphins, apes, owls, oh noes!"

(Apparently I was feverish at TGS, I don't know.)

Then again, the core mechanics--with you tilting the world with the L and R buttons to make your blog roll around--also appear to be unchanged. Is all this enough to make you want to re-up for more LocoRoco action next month? For $20, at least the barrier to entry is unimposing.
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Posted by Jayge_
Brad said:
"Is all this enough to make you want to re-up for more LocoRoco action next month?
Yes, Brad. Yes it is.
Posted by r3b3lr0b0t

Yay! I love Loco Roco!

Posted by Coltonio7

$20?

BOUGHT

Posted by Kush

I wasn't planning on picking up Loco Roco 2, but at $20 I don't think I can pass on it. I found the original game to be mildly amusing...but it got old rather fast.

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

20 bucks? Yes. Yes. Yeeeeeesssss.

Posted by bluedeviltron

Smart decision Sony.

I wasn't even considering it before, but I will definitely pick it up now.

Posted by welly

That price is awesome, hopefully it will be even less if it's on PSN.

Posted by L

What about in the UK?

Posted by Argyle

When are they going to start simultaneously releasing PSP games on physical disk and as downloads?  If this was going to be downloadable, I'd definitely bite for $20. 

Posted by Jayge_
Argyle said:
"When are they going to start simultaneously releasing PSP games on physical disk and as downloads?  If this was going to be downloadable, I'd definitely bite for $20. "
They have been, in Japan. Unfortunately for us, those xenodescriminatory idiots have apparently deigned us unworthy of such a service.
Posted by RHCPfan24

I will seriously will pay more, but $20 sounds fine. Now, if the PSP can keep up the momentum throughout the year instead of putting everything good at the beginning of the year, we may have a worthy year of Sony on our hands.

Posted by Media_Master

yeah looks good!

Posted by unclejohn0525

Do want

Posted by SunKing

Hate to feel like the odd one out but I bought LocoRoco, never finished it. I liked it, it was fun, but I don't really feel like coming back for more :(

Posted by Linkyshinks

It makes sense at that price. If it comes out her at a similar price I may get it.

Posted by Silights

Great price - It's cheap enough that I can impulse buy it.

Posted by Irishjohn

I would pick it up if I still had a PSP.  Two or three games a year isn't really enough to keep a handheld going.

Posted by GMan

Someone let me know when a Loco Roco 2 screensaver is out.  I have it my laptop and it's a hit with my daughter and her cousins.  They call it their "movie."

Posted by joey

GOD WHY IS MY L BUTTON ON MY PSP BROKEN?!?!??!