Braid Arrives on European PSN December 17

on December 11, 2009 3:53 PM

Braid is likely near and dear to everyone’s hearts who played it over a year ago on the Xbox 360.  Since then it’s garnered a heavy amount of praise from gamers and critics alike.  It finally hit the PSN in North America roughly a month ago, but what about Europe?  Your time is coming!  If you’re been aching to play this time-reversing, untraditional platformer, you’ll be glad to know that it is hitting the European PlayStation Network for download on December 17 for the not too shabby price of €9.99.  If, for some reason, you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years and have no idea what Braid features, here’s a list of the main points from the press release.

• Untraditional platforming. You can never die and never lose, but challenge is always present and focused on solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to play and replay tricky jumps.

• Puzzle-rich environment. Travel through a series of worlds, searching for puzzle pieces and solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes and setting up pockets of dilated time. The game play is always fresh and new and the puzzles inspire new ways of thinking.

• Aesthetic design. A painterly art style and lush, organic soundtrack complement the unique game play.

• Nonlinear story. A nonlinear fiction links the various worlds and provides real-world metaphors for your time manipulations; act out these themes at your own pace, exploring playful “what if” universes.

• Forgiving game play. The game doesn’t force you to solve puzzles in order to proceed. If you can’t figure something out, just play onward and return to that puzzle later.

 /  Reviews Editor / PR
Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.