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Konami's Puddle finally comes to the PlayStation Store next week.

The wet puzzler lands in Europe on Wednesday for an as-yet unspecified price. It supports PlayStation Move or traditional DualShock controllers.

Konami makes a splash with Puddle on XBLA® and PlayStation®Network

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today confirmed the launch date for its clever Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network puzzler, Puddle. The publisher also released a number of new images of the prize-winning title.

Puddle will be released via Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and via the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on January 25th. The game challenges the player to guide a number of liquid properties rocket fuel through a series of stages, each more inventive than the last.

The new screenshots showcase the broad variety of courses available to navigate. Players must dodge heat beams and rays of electric current that can fry their puddle, or handle a blob of radioactive fluid with care, follow a virtual puddle of rocket fuel through a hand drawn blueprint, and even follow a sip of water as it makes its way through a human body!

Players guide their respective liquid by tilting the environment, balancing each fluid’s unique properties with the environmental factors of gravity, friction, and each course’s obstacles. Players can only see one small section of a stage at a time, thus Puddle will offer plenty of unexpected twists, keeping players alert and ready for the next challenge. Puddle for the PlayStation® Network also supports motion controls using the Playstation® Move or Sixaxis controller.

Puddle began as a student project and duly won a Student Showcase prize at the Independent Gaming Festival at the Game Developer’s Conference 2010. It arrives now as a fully-fledged downloadable game unlike anything players have experienced before.