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August 29, 2007 // 2:27 pm - Sony's official confirmation of LocoRoco PS3 came quietly as part of a post E3 Japanese product announcement event. Today, thanks to the latest issue of Famitsu, we have a few new details on the game, which is officially known in Japan as Oiedeyo LocoRoco!! Boo Boo Cocoreccho!

Some rumors have popped up suggesting that this PS3 version of LocoRoco is actually just a fancy wallpaper program. This doesn't seem to be the case, as the game is listed in Famitsu as an action title, complete with online rankings.

There are some major differences from the PSP version. You take control this time of a butterfly, or perhaps a group of butterfiles, known as Cocoreccho. By pressing the circle button, you can make the Cocoreccho shout boo boo. This makes the sleeping LocoRoco in your area wake up and come to you. Your goal is to lead the LocoRoco to the stage's goal.

The game's title, incidentally, tells the whole story. Boo Boo is what Cocoreccho say to make the LocoRoco come to them (oideyo is Japanese for ordering someone to come to you).

Based on the slight blurb in Famitsu, LocoRoco PS3 seems to be an entirely different game from the PSP original. We'll have to try it out for ourselves to be sure, though. A PlayStation Network download, the game is due for Japanese release on 9/21. Pricing has yet to be announced.

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