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Tiny Brains Brings Co-Op Madness to PS4 on December 3

/ Nov 23rd, 2013 No Comments

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Spearhead Games‘ co-op puzzler Tiny Brains has been edging closer and closer to a firm release date for months now. Though the title was originally planned for a release to coincide with the launch of the PlayStation 4, it missed the target by a hair. But it can now be confirmed that Tiny Brains will release on Dec. 3 for the PS4.


Tiny Brains

Tiny Brains for PS4

Tiny Brains originally generated buzz earlier this year when it was one of the first games to be confirmed for the PS4 after Sony’s reveal of the console in February. After being demoed at E3 and PAX (check out our impressions here), the game received acclaim from players and press for its quirky style and entertaining use of four player co-op to solve puzzles. With Tiny Brains having receiving its final updates, all PS4 owners will soon be able to experience the game for themselves.

[adsense250itp]Simon Darveau, C0-Founder of Spearhead Games, took to the PlayStation Blog to talk a little bit about what makes Tiny Brains so special. Players take control of one of four lab rats, each with a unique psychic power. Puzzles are designed with cooperation in mind and all four powers must be used in conjunction with each other to reach the solution. Tiny Brains will take full advantage of the PS4’s online capabilities. Players will be able to use online drop-in/drop-out multiplayer so they never have to work alone. Because every PS4 was packed with a mono headset, it ensures that everyone will be able to communicate with each other. While it isn’t the ideal way to play, the game also has a single player mode that adapt to become solvable by one player.

Darveau, who once worked at Ubisoft, said that Tiny Brains is labor of love for the entire team at Spearhead – which contains many former members of triple-A studios. Additionally, Sony’s initiative to embrace indie developers can bee seen throughout Tiny Brains. The game implements the light bar and the touch pad of the DualShock 4. Remote Play can be used for co-op and those without a spare controller. More than anything, the game will be a great multiplayer option for those who wanting a departure from the FPS action of launch titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield.

505 Games will take over publishing duties for Tiny Brains where it will also release on Steam and the PS3. The game will also be a part of a PlayStation Plus promotion for the month. Check out the new trailer for Tiny Brains on PS4 below.


Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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