PlayStation Move Heroes (originally named "Heroes on the Move") is an Action-adventure video game developed by Nihilistic Software and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 video game console utilizing the PlayStation Move and was released on March 22, 2011. It is a cross-over of three of Sony's franchises namely Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper to form a total of six main characters.
A mysterious alien duo named Lunk & Gleeber has swept through the galaxy, fiendishly snatching entire chunks from the worlds of Ratchet, Jak and Sly Cooper to create a ring around mysterious planet in the galaxy. After being abducted to this new world, Ratchet, Clank, Jak, Daxter, Sly Cooper and Bentley are invited by their gracious alien hosts to compete in friendly, yet challenging competition to test their extraordinary skills and see who is the best hero, but as our heroes discover, all is not as it seems as Gleeber and Lunk have made the Whibbles their slaves and forced the Whibbles to mine their planet hollow to build what appeared to be a gun, but later revealed to be be a teleportation device. Our fearless heroes soon find themselves joined together in the ultimate battle to protect the Whibbles and themselves from Gleeber and Lunk and their evil Lunk Heads they end up defeating the three citie's challenges and end up fighting the games hardest challenges yet. They also find out Gleeber and Lunk had been recording them to go to their universes to take their place and get some ill deserved credit after killing the heroes. Once they had beaten the levels and a suspicious tower hiding the Main Evil Lunk Head with the help of the Whibbles after Daxter destroys the rest of the Evil Lunk Heads and throwing a disk at the large head he destroyed the power source for the teleporter so the evil duo could not complete their evil task.The heroes and Whibbles aprehended the evil duo and sent them into space using one of their own rockets. After that, the Whibbles powered up the teleporter and opened a portal to each city. After saying a final goodbye to each other, they left to their individual points in which they were first teleported but they did have a communicator per duo to keep in contact except Daxter who slipped it behind a rock and relaxed.
The gameplay seems to resemble that of the Ratchet & Clank series. Players take control of one of the six heroes as they utilize an arsenal of weapons to smash, hurl and shoot enemies. The game also supports a two player co-op mode. There are five types of weapon classes to use:
- Disc-Thrown like a frisbee. Once airborne, the player must use the move controller to guide the disc around the level to achieve specific goals, like hitting targets around the environment.
- Whip-The whip responds in pseudo 1-on-1 correlation with what the player does with the move controller. This is used to hit enemies simply.
- Bowling-The player throws the bowling ball with the move controller, and then guides it around the level. Can be almost puzzle-like, in that there are sometimes specific tricks to use in order to hit each of the ten goals. Similar to the disc class.
- Projectile-This involves the use of guns and other similar projectiles in order to hit certain things necessary to the completion of the level. The Scatter Gun was seen being used by Clank during a PlayStation blog interview with Nihlistic.
- Melee-Each character hits enemies with their iconic weapons. E.g., Sly uses his cane, Jak uses his Precrsor Hammer and Ratchet uses his wrench. Similar to the whip class, but a bit more basic.
The game features single player and two player co-op. Obviously, there are six characters to play as: Jak, Daxter, Sly, Bentley, Ratchet, and Clank. There are a total of 50 levels to play, in "Olympic-style" challenges, which put players in bite size micro levels to play through. There are five "archetypes" which these 50 levels are placed in (such as "hit all the targets", or "survive the enemy wave"). There are four environments in the game: Paris (Sly Cooper), Haven City (Jak and Daxter), Metropolis City (Ratchet & Clank) and Greebletropia, an original environment designed specifically for the game. Players are allowed to choose which character they want to play as for each level, and each character will have different gameplay styles and some will have advantages in certain levels. The second player in a co-op level will be almost an "assistant", throwing attacks into the field to help the first player. Each weapon class is usable in each level. Each player collects crystals, which are similar to Coins, Eco, and Bolts, which will allow the current character to activate their special ability; Bentley will be able to use his laptop to turn robots against each other, while Jak will go into Dark Jak mode. A trailer released in February revealed that Dark Daxter will be playable throughout the game. Ratchet's special ability is to throw the Groovitron and cause dancing enemies to spawn.
Jak and Daxter Universe Appearances Edit
From the trailer released at E3, one can see the Slums of Haven City in various sequences. Also making an appearance is the KG Death Bots, which can be seen being destroyed by Ratchet, Sly Cooper and Jak, who uses his Precursor Hammer to fight.There is also the industrial, and bazzar sections of the city dark jak and dark daxter can also be utilized along with a whip that seems to utilize dark eco, another apperence is the scatter gun and Daxters disk that due to speed rotation and colour may utilize blue eco.
The game was first announced for the PlayStation Move during Sony's Press Conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010. None of the developers of the original three franchises, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games and Sucker Punch Productions, are working directly on the game. In October 2010, Robert Huebner confirmed that Nihilistic has brought back the original voice actors and 2,000 lines worth of dialogue with an entirely original story.
The gallery of PlayStation legends assembled for PlayStation Move Heroes will be arriving on store shelves March 22, 2011, and for those who pre-order the game, Nihilistic Software will even be throwing in some bonus downloadable costumes.By pre-ordering your copy of Heroes with either Amazon or Gamestop, you’ll be given access to a special pack of downloadable costumes for each of the game’s stars. Pirate Sly, Freedom League Jak, and Trillium Armor Ratchet can be yours on launch day, though Cardona also hinted that these are just a taste of the total number of alternative skins. There is also a bundle to be released which will feature the PlayStation Eye, the PlayStation Move controller, and the game.
- In the intro, Jak's Zoomer is hotwired by an unseen assailant. He only has one line and is never seen or mentioned afterwards.
- Despite this taking place after The Lost Frontier, Daxter only has his pants when he goes into Dark mode. Which has been altered from its original look (Dark Daxter has spikes).