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echoshift Gets Mind-Shredding Details And Explanation

echochrome was one of the most original, brain-busting, impressive puzzle titles of the generation, which is why you should be intrigued by echoshift.

We knew it was coming but it has now received an official unveiling at the PlayStation Blog, which is now confirmed for the PSP (and will hopefully become available for the PS3, too, like echochrome). Now, if you played Braid, you'll have a better understanding of this new puzzle game, as "you will have to play with your past actions." You have a set amount of time to reach the exit in each level and as you play, everything you do is recorded; this creates a constant "echo" of yourself. You will actually have to fail at first because you need your echo, who will show up at the start of the level after failing, to assist you. In order to scramble up certain platforms, clear gaps, or reach some switches, you'll require the help of your...um...past self. And in the more complicated levels, you'll need multiple past selves. Thinking quickly and with an entirely new perspective on time will be essential, so start those mind workouts now.

There will be over 30 different types of puzzles to solve within 8 specially-themed worlds. Furthermore, we'll get 3 different game modes for each level: Cast, Key, and Illusion. Cast has you trying to reach the exit before time expires, Key requires you to find a key before you can exit, and Illusion adds a whole new level of complication by allowing you to pause time briefly. Your echoes will stop, but you'll continue forward. All told, there are 56 puzzles to conquer and echoshift will be on the PSN for the PSP later this month. We'll let you know if they decide to bring it to the PS3, too.

Related Game(s): Echoshift

2/5/2010 10:47:43 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (7 posts)

NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 11:25:49 AM
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This sounds like the Clank parts of A Crack in Time. Which is a good thing.

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frostface
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:03:06 PM
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Hope this is out in the next week or two, I'm stacking up on downloads on my psp right now. Have echochrome on both ps3 and psp. This sounds great!

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ed_winchester
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:34:15 PM
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This sounds impressive. I honestly believe in the 2-3 weeks I properly played Echochrome, I felt slightly more intelligent, like my brain was awake, then when I stopped playing it I went back to being a dum sh!t, hopefully Echoshift will make me intelligent again for a few weeks

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Banky A
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 6:20:03 AM

Hmmm, sweet I'll see if I can reinforce your theory ;)

Need to get echochrome. Where are my PSN cards Sony.

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convergecrew
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 2:12:08 PM
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Just picked up Braid during last weeks sale--its definitely a mind bender. If this offers more of the same Ill definitely pick it up.

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___________
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 12:34:01 AM
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???
ecochrome does not work on the ps3, i downloaded it ages ago and it would not work on my ps3 so i had to delete it.

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St_Jimmy
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 9:06:09 AM

There are two versions, a ps3 one and a psp one. You must of got the psp one.

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