Yo ho ho and a marker pen

Press Play's enhanced conversion of its original WiiWare hit — now known as Max and the Magic Marker: Gold Edition — is available from the European PlayStation Store.

Naturally the transition to PSN brings HD graphics and support for PlayStation Move, but you can get a feel for its other new features in the official launch trailer below.

Max and the Magic Marker: Gold Edition is scheduled for a release in North America on 18th October.

Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition Hits European PlayStation Network Today

Acclaimed Platformer Now Available With HD graphics and Move Support

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - September 28, 2011
Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition has today launched in Europe on the PlayStation Network, bringing support for HD graphics and the PlayStation Move™ motion controller to the creative platformer. The game, from PAN Vision and Press Play, offers the award-winning combination of platforming and imaginative real-time drawing that made it a hit on iOS, PC, Mac, and WiiWare platforms to a new group of PlayStation 3 gamers. A US launch of this version is also scheduled for October 18.

In Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition, players can immerse themselves in a world where doodles and drawings come to life. Using his magic marker and a freehand drawing mechanic, help Max platform his way through levels, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, and defeat enemies. The possibilities are only by your ability to stretch your imagination - draw almost any object in order to overcome challenges, from bridges to stairs to even hot air balloons!

Features of Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition include:

  • 58 inventive and puzzling levels to scribble your way through
  • 3 immersive cartoon worlds inspired by children’s drawings
  • Dynamic drawing capabilities with realistic physics
  • Death traps, monsters, and challenging puzzles
  • Unlockable challenges, secrets, and rewards to discover and achieve
  • High-definition graphics in 1080p
  • Compatible with Sony’s PlayStation Move controller

Acclaimed by critics and consumers alike since first launching, Max & the Magic Marker has received a multitude of awards including “Best Overall Game” from the Unity Wards, and the “Innovative Game Design” award from the EIGA (European Innovative Games Award). It was also winner of the Direct2Drive Vision Award during the 2010 Independent Games Festival, held in San Francisco, California, and was widely hailed by critics as one of the best games of 2010.

The title is also available outside the PlayStation Network: gamers will be able to download the game for PC and Mac via Press Play’s website as well as Direct2Drive, Impulse and GamersGate at a later date. Max & the Magic Marker remains currently available for purchase through WiiWare™ in the Wii Shop Channel, and downloadable for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices from the App Store.

For more information on Max & the Magic Marker and to try the online demo, please visit: www.maxandthemagicmarker.com