Grip Games, a privately owned developer and publisher of games for game consoles and high-end portable devices, revealed today the first in a series of developer diaries showing off their upcoming title, Foosball 2012, the first foosball game for the PlayStation3 system and PlayStationVita system. Grab a PlayStation Move motion controller and be prepared to do a victory dance! The game, set to release on the PlayStation3 system and PlayStationÃ‚Â®Vita system as a downloadable game via the PlayStationÃ‚Â®Store throughout North and South America, Europe and other territories, will be available this summer.
Foosball 2012 can be played either by using the DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller or by the PlayStation Move motion controller. The PS Move controls are unique, allowing players to control the game as if they were controlling a real foosball table! Hold the PS Move motion controller in horizontal position and move it back and forth to shift the poles and twist to shoot.
“Thanks to the PS MoveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s precision paired with zero lag, even the smallest motions of the controller are properly represented in the game, with the player being able to perfectly control the power of shots and the placement of his foosmen,” said Jakub Mikyska, CEO of Grip Games. “It is possible to play using only one PS Move Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the player controls all the poles simultaneously, or the player can use two PS Move controllers at the same time, with each hand controlling a twist.”
For those, who do not have a PS Move motion controller, or simply donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to use it, the DUALSHOCKÃ‚Â®3 wireless controller is also supported. Initially, the left stick controls the movements of the poles and the ball and the right stick is used to shoot, giving the players a precise control over the direction and power of each shot. Three different control setups are available, from a more casual one to an expert controls, allowing everyone to choose their favorite.
Foosball 2012 will feature single and multiplayer modes along with Quick Match gameplay where up to four players can play simultaneously in a local match. The game supports both DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller and PS Move motion controller support for ultra-realistic foosball controls that will make players feel like they are controlling a real foosball table!
Between now and E3, Grip Games will be launching a series of developer diaries on their site and on their official Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gripgames. For more information about the game, visit www.foosball2012.com.