Bring the Pain, to PS3!

Written by Joe Martin

May 17, 2007 | 13:38

Tags: #360 #4 #burnout #gear #kotaku #metal #ps3 #scea #solid #sons #wii

Companies: #microsoft #nintendo #sega #sony

A new PS3 title has been announced recently, being bought to the console by developer, Idol Minds. A physics game at its core, Pain is the name of the game and according to the press release the idea came from "an extensive teen market research report. The findings of the report indicated that comedy, random chaos, creativity, community and competition were the central figures driving entertainment choices for the teen audience."

The game, which basically involves sitting a man on a catapult and flinging him into a city in order to cause as much damage as possible to him and the environment, hasn't got a release date yet unfortunately but should be hitting consoles pretty soon.

With some addictive sounding multiplayer action, the game is similar to the crash events of the Burnout series in that the controls allow players to control their drift through the air as they try and smash as much stuff as possible.

The game, which is reported to sell for about the same as Calling All Cars according to Kotaku, will feature nine different play styles and support up to two players. Downloadable content will be appearing soon after the games release and will consist of new ragdolls and areas to launch into.

Interestingly, while the PS3 is optimised for Ageia's Novadex physics SDK, the game is built using the Havok physics engine as its core component.

It's not the first time a game like this has appeared though and, though much simpler in graphics, the Dismount games still command a firm presence on the hard drives of certain bit-tech writers.

Will Pain help make up for the delay of Metal Gear Solid 4, which is now slated for a 2008 release, or is the PS3 nothing but an expensive paperweight? Make your minds up and then hop into the forums!
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