The Critically-Acclaimed Title Gives Gamers a Refreshing Spin on the Classic Arcade GameCULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Sony DADC New Media Solutions' LOOT Entertainment today announced the release of Q*bert: Rebooted on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™), PlayStation®3 (PS3™), and PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita™) computer entertainment systems. Licensed from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and developed by Gonzo Games and Sideline Amusements, a division of Galaxy Pest Control (GPC) Games, Q*bert: Rebooted captivates audiences of all ages with two unique versions of play: Q*bert Classic and Q*bert: Rebooted.
"Q*bert: Rebooted remains faithful to the commercially successful 1980's arcade game while creating an entirely new experience that appeals to today's savvy gamer," said Jamie Ottilie, CEO of GPC Games. "We saw an incredible opportunity by partnering with LOOT to bring Q*bert and his band of adversaries, like Coily, Ugg, and Red Ball, to the 21st Century via PlayStation®."
Q*bert: Rebooted is being released as a cross-buy title exclusively on PlayStation® and will consist of 2D and 3D twitch gameplay. Q*bert Classic contains the original 2D gameplay, utilizing an isometric pyramid of multi-colored cubes. Q*bert: Rebooted replaces the cubes with 3D hexagons and introduces new playable characters such as Q*bot, Q*bertha, Q*knight, Q*nicorn, and Q*zilla, along with new enemies, traps, gem collecting, and power-ups.
"When we heard that Q*bert was making a comeback, we felt compelled to bring one of the best games of all time to the world's greatest gamers, the PlayStation® community," said David Sterling, Senior Vice President of LOOT Entertainment. "Q*bert's simple yet challenging design and memorable gameplay is sure to appeal to gamers young and old."
Q*bert: Rebooted, rated E for everyone and PEGI 3, is now available for download on PS4™, PS3™ and PSVita™ entertainment systems for $9.99 and $6.99 for PlayStation Plus members (SCEA) and €8.99 and €5.99 for PlayStation Plus members (SCEE.)
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About LOOT Entertainment
LOOT Entertainment is a group of interactive entertainment developers at Sony DADC New Media Solutions that create experiences and products for mobile devices, Smart TVs, and the PlayStation™ suite of devices. LOOT's diverse and talented developers have come from prestigious studios such as Activision/Treyarch, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Electronic Arts, and, combined, have shipped millions and millions of successful titles. Follow LOOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LOOTent, Facebook at www.facebook.com/LOOTEntertainment and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LOOTEntertainment.
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Gonzo Games
Gonzo Games is an indie game studio developing fun and addicting games across mobile and online platforms. Comprised of three core teams, the "Mobile" team develops casual and multiplayer games; the "Casino" team develops social mobile and online casino platforms and provides full casino development services while the "Gamification" team develops serious games for enterprise clients. Founded in 2008, Gonzo Games is best known for its Potty Racers and Sniper Assassin Franchises. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with development studios in Manila. For more information visit www.gonzogames.biz.
About Galaxy Pest Control
Founded in 2010 and based in Malibu, California, GPC Games is a social and mobile games development studio comprised of industry veterans on a mission to bring high-resolution graphics, top shelf music and AAA-production values to next generation mobile and tablet platforms. Sideline Amusements, a division of GPC Games, was founded to create fun and meaningful game play experiences for the casual audience. The studio's first title, an irreverent look at American politics called Mad Humans Elections 2012, was released on Android and iOS. For more information visit www.gpcgames.com.
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