Today SCEA Santa Monica Producer Tsubasa Inaba has revealed on the PlayStation Blog that the Echochrome PS3 patch v1.02 will arrive on June 18, 2009. He also shared the trailer for the upcoming Echochrono PSP title.
To quote: I'm excited to announce a new update, coming June 18, for my favorite PSN puzzle game - echochrome! The update is for the PS3 version (The game was released last year for both PS3 and PSP.
Both versions are available now for $9.99 each). We've added a ton of new features to the game since last year's launch, including Trophies.
Here is a quick run down on the new features being added as of June 18.
Cloud: This is a game mode that allows players to upload levels they have created, and also download levels that others have posted.
We have added a simple search function to go with it. For example, if you find someone whose works you like, you can search for their levels by ID.
Our Picks: For those of you who do not want to search through the sea of user-generated content, we have weekly updates of 8 recommended levels for you to enjoy.
YouTube Uploader/PlayStation EYE support: Another great feature update is the YouTube uploader. Once players have played through a level successfully, they have the option to upload the replay to YouTube (you will need a YouTube account of course, but the process is very straightforward).
Even better, if you have the PlayStation Eye peripheral, you will be enabled to capture yourself playing the game. This capture will appear as a "picture-in-picture" image, that you can also upload to YouTube. Capture that moment of successfully solving that mind breaking puzzle and share with friends!
There are a bunch of smaller but important additional updates as well, such as DTS Sound Support, custom soundtrack support (play back your own music in-game, from your XMB playlist), and updated Trophy Icons. So yes, we do listen to comments or feedback from our dear users.
We are very happy to continue support on this project, and hope you enjoy the added value!
And if you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer for the echochrome spin-off for PSP that was announced at E3 last week - "echochrono (working title)."
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