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Square Enix has announced that Airtight Games’ Quantum Conundrum will be receiving a double dose of DLC by the end of Summer. The first pack, entitled “Desmond’s Debacle,” will explore an entirely new wing of the Quadwrangle mansion with the former butler and “Chief Button Collector” himself. It will launch on Steam on July 31, and two weeks later on the PSN and Xbox Live.
A month later, players will be able to invest in “IKA-aramba!,” with a mission to rescue the titular IKE (Interdimensional Kinetic Entity). In this DLC, players will have to “leap seemingly endless chasms while traveling through a newly discovered wing of Quadwrangle Manor.” How many undiscovered wings does this mansion have? The second pack hits Steam on August 28 and, once again, two weeks later on the PSN and Xbox Live.
Both packs will be available for the rather reasonable price of $2.99 (or 240 Microsoft Points) for PS3 players, Xbox 360 owners, and Steam users.
This week’s Xbox Live Arcade update is full of brainteasers as as first person puzzler Quantum Conundrum and the gem-smashing Zuma’s Revenge! are available to download today.
Would you like to know more? Well, Quantum Conundrum has been priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) and is from the creator of Portal:
When you arrive to visit your uncle, you notice something’s wrong. He’s not there to greet you and there was an explosion just as you arrived. Rescue your uncle using his newest invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device. Shift between five different dimensions in real time and work your way through his crazy complex mansion!
And Zuma’s Revenge!, of course, is from the mad puzzle geniuses at PopCap. It’s been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
Experience new levels of ball-blasting action! Leap in and conquer 69 levels of Adventure mode. Discover four new Spirit Animals (at least one of them is a monkey!) and harness their abilities to power up your game. Dive in to the high-stakes Iron Frog mode: 10 levels, one frog. Can you make it out alive? Battle all 8 tiki bosses in the fast-paced Boss Rush. Enter the Weekly Challenge and compete for high score on a new level every week.
There are some heavy expectations when your name is preceded by the informal title of “Portal co-creator,” but Kim Swift has proven she can handle the pressure. Her new game, Quantum Conundrum, is a fun brain-twisting puzzler reminiscent of her more famous previous work. However, a few significant issues keep it from achieving GLaDOS-level heights. (more…)
This week’s PlayStation Store update is the perfect example of “something for everyone.” At least one of the eight games added to the store this week should make you giddy with excitement. And if not, I think your giddy bone may be broken. Best get that looked at.
There’s digital download versions of NCAA Football 13, Game of Thrones, and Get Up And Dance. There’s Kim Swift’s latest puzzle platformer, Quantum Conundrum. There’s the colorful RPG, Rainbow Moon, and the colorful arcade reboot, Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition.
Finally, there’s the PS2 Classic Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: SBK Superbike World and the PSP Mini Arcade Pool.
Hit the jump for more on everything you’ll find in this week’s PlayStation Store update. (more…)
Quantum Conundrum comes to PSN, XBLA on July 10/11
Quantum Conundrum, the multidimensional puzzle game published by Square Enix and developed by Airtight Games, was made available to download from Steam today.
But what about the promised PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade versions of the game? Well, you’ll be happy to know that Square Enix will add Quantum Conundrum to those console download services on July 10 (PSN) and July 11 (XBLA), which is well within the promised “Summer” timeframe.
Square Enix has released a new trailer for Quantum Conundrum ahead of this year’s E3 Expo. In it, we get our first glimpse of Professor Quadwrangle’s mutant cat as well as the Power Glove-like device that the unnamed protagonist uses to change dimensions at will. So find your favorite fluffy chair and give it a watch.
Quantum Conundrum will be available for the PC (via Steam) on June 21 with a PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade release following this Summer.
Square Enix is using this year’s E3 Expo to show off all the shiny new toys it acquired from Eidos and Activision over the last few years.
Those toys include the rebooted Tomb Raider; Hitman: Absolution, Agent 47’s next mission; and Sleeping Dogs, the Activision open-world game that was previously known as True Crime: Hong Kong.
Also on hand will be a slew of handheld titles (correction… 3DS titles) including Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Heroes of Ruin, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. A new Final Fantasy game for iOS and Android, Final Fantasy Dimensions, will also make its debut at this year’s big show.
Finally, the publisher plans to showcase Quantum Conundrum, one of my favorite games from PAX East.
Hit the jump for Square Enix’s complete E3 lineup. (more…)
“It’s like Portal.”
Ever since it was announced at PAX Prime 2011, that’s been the best and most succinct way to describe Square Enix’s Quantum Conundrum. This comparison shouldn’t come as a surprise since Portal creator Kim Swift is also the lead designer on Quantum Conundrum at developer Airtight Games. The similarities end there, however, because there really is a quirky uncle to save at the end of this game. (more…)