Rochard coming exclusively to PS3, messes with gravity

Recoil Games and Sony Online Entertainment are working together to bring a new action platformer exclusively to the PlayStation Network. It’s called Rochard and it’s about a rather large, hairy fellow how screws around with gravity to solve puzzles and defeat bad guys. 

“Developed by Recoil Games, Rochard is a fun and original space adventure game that features a resourceful hero, ominous villains, rugged machinery, big explosions, even bigger stunts and sharp one-liners,” says the PR blurb. “The game tests players’ coordination and wits as they use gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level. By using the upgradable G-Lifter, the main tool of the game, players can lift and maneuver heavy objects around the environment, and can eventually swing, jump and propel themselves huge distances throughout each level.”

The game stars John Rochard, an astro-miner whose team discovers a mysterious ancient structure in an asteroid. Rochard’s team suddenly goes missing, and he is left alone on the asteroid with encroaching space pirates. Gravity puzzles ensue!

It looks bright, quirky and potentially fun. Who can turn their nose up at that?

Jim Sterling