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According to IGN, Journey will be available next week, a week earlier than the scheduled release on March 13th, exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
PS+ subscribers who purchase the game will also score a bonus Journey exclusive dynamic theme. Other users can also get the exclusive theme by pre-ordering the game from the PlayStation store.
You may remember a little game named Journey. It was initially anticipated to release sometime last year but was ultimately given a Spring 2012 launch window. Today thatgamecompany announced that Journey will arrive in North America in just under a month from now on March 13th for $14.99. European and Japanese PS3 owners get the game on the 14th and 15th, respectively.
Not quite a Spring release since Winter doesn’t officially end until March 20th, but hey, who’s complaining?
I managed to get a interview with Brian Singh, who is a technical game designer at thatgamecompany. This was a impromptu interview, so it’s not very organized & it was loud in the room. So I apologize for that.
I didn’t get a chance to play the demo before they started to close things down. But it did watch somebody play most of the demo. The demo starts with a low view of the desert and you can see the sand crystals sparkle and it’s a very stunning visually. When you walk around on the desert it reacts kind of like water, it ripples when you go past it. Instead of me just rambling on, I’ll just let the interview above explain it in more detail. But it’s going to be a must buy for me. It looks like another winner from thatgamecompany.
Game developer Jenova Chan tells us a little more about the environment and gameplay aspects of journey. If you were a fan of flOw and Flower, then this game is going to tickle your fancy indeed. Jenova Chan goes on to talk about how there are many types of movies to pluck the emotional strings that you need to feel. There are feel good movies, romantic movies, sad movies, action movies, funny movies, etc. So you have an option of what to watch. He believes video games are exactly like that as well but not many developers are willing to take a chance to make a game outside of the competitive action violence type of games.
We still do not know all of the gameplay elements of Journey or even the real goal, but I can say this game will be amazing just by what I have seen.