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Don't Worry, Sony Hasn't Forgotten About Tearaway Entirely

Posted by Sammy Barker

Platform holder unfolds new ad

Tearaway is a killer-app. The imminent Media Molecule papercraft platformer may have got lost in the shuffle of the next generation excitement, but the PlayStation Vita exclusive is shaping up to be one of the system’s best games. Fortunately, the platform holder does intend to promote the title on television, with this awesome live-action advertisement.

“The spot was filmed over two days in a studio in South Africa and includes a marvellous combination of computer graphics, live action, puppet wizardry, and – of course – papercraft,” explained product manager Alex Moyet on the PlayStation Blog. “The set building team painstakingly crafted a stunning miniature paper set inspired by the world of Tearaway, including the snowy peaks of Gibbet Hill and the lush verdure of Valleyfold.”

Clearly the commercial is pointed at younger children, but that’s definitely the best demographic for the uber-cutesy adventure. It doesn’t mean that big kids won’t enjoy the creative excursion, though, as our recent preview evidenced. Check out the video embedded below, and look out for a full review in the relatively near future.


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User Comments (12)



belmont said:

You can preorder Tearaway in the psn for 25 euros and get the soundtrack also among avatars and themes. I kind of like these promotions.



Sanquine said:

Just 10 days. Picked up a special edition of muramusa rebirth today for 45 dollar:D. Waiting for tear away and Ys



Sanquine said:

@belmont Yes i know, but im importing it! ( The special edition). My favorite gameshop are too good for me:D No import costs



belmont said:

@Sanquine I will wait to see if some local shops import copies. They may sell it way overpriced though as usual. I will end up getting the psn version.



rjejr said:

Was this game due to release about a year ago, seems like I've been hearing about it for along time?

I like games that are almost something else but take it in new directions, and this is obviously comparable to an open world LBP w/ some Little Deviants controls (fingers coming out of the ground was awesome) and Minecraft graphical inspiration (very brown and green and square) thrown in for good measure. If I had a Vita I'ld be really excited right now. So how will Vita TV handle those fingers?




@Lelouch Not negative, but I really don't think it's going to do great numbers on it's own, and the Vita will need some post PS4 launch hooha. I have a feeling that Tearaway arriving in the IGC will be just that.



Cyrso said:

This game really looks amazing. It utilizes the PSVita features in a neat way too, it screams creativity and a unique, colourful artstlye. Gameplay looks fun and great too.

If I would be getting a PSVita, I'll defeinitely get this game. And something says I must support this kind of creative and non-comfort-zone new IP's.

It sucks it might get overshadowed by the next-gen consoles hype and that it won't sell gangbuster numbers.



Ginkgo said:

Who chose the release date for this? They should be shot. Talk about ensuring that your game gets lost is a sea of PS4 hype.



divinelite said:

the same release date with the other company too (Super Mario 3d and Legend of Zelda), well hope the best for this game.

I'll get Amazing Spiderman and Ys instead for this month. Hopefully can afford the Collector Edition of Ys

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