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Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign - Out Now - $9.99 - 1/21: 50% Off Until 1/27

#1 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59559 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  


Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:58 PM


Hi, this is Daimion Pinnock from SCEA, and I’m here to give you the latest news on what is going on with Savage Moon. I’m pleased to inform you that you will now have a chance to take Savage Moon on the go as it will now be available on the PSP! Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign will feature new gameplay and content galore. For more details, here are my colleagues at FluffyLogic:

Hello – this is Ana (the producer) and Tom (the designer) from FluffyLogic again (you can read our last blog-post’s for Sony here & here). We would like to tell you about the latest developments in the Savage Moon universe: the Insectocytes have invaded the PSP! For the last few months FluffyLogic personnel have been toiling away in an underground bunker to produce the mobile incarnation of the game: Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign – featuring new weapons, new bugs, news maps and new gameplay.

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For those new to the game, Savage Moon is a tower defense strategy game which launched on PS3 last winter. The game pits the player (humans), who is trying to mine valuable minerals from sentient asteroids or Imoons, against massive chitinous, armoured bugs called ‘Insectocytes’. As the humans burrow into the ground, the Imoon produces its own auto-immune response in much the same way that the human body produces white-blood cells in response to an infection; this is when the killing starts!

We have seen the humans encounter the Insectocytes before. There has been two explosive campaigns set in deep space in the Shathak sector (the original game) and the Waldgeist nebula (the expansion pack). What we discovered is that the enemy evolves in response to attack – what does not kill them, makes them stronger! They grow resilient and mutate into diverse new forms with each mission and Imoon contested.

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The next step is to colonise the PSP with Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign, named with reference to the Aegophagus: the goat eating aspect of the Greek goddess. This huge gathering of Imoons, the Hera Cluster, drifted into human space a few months ago. Preliminary intelligence suggests that it consists of 20 Imoons populated by a rich variety of Insectocyte forms, some of which have been encountered before and some of which are new. An example of a new form is the Drainer – evolved in response to our rapidly advancing military capability, this Insectocyte emits a bio-magnetic pulse-field that temporarily incapacitates any human technology within its range – rendering it vulnerable to rapacious Tank or Stinger Insectocytes. Other forms encountered include the regenerator sub-species that heals any damage it has taken, making them doubly-hard to kill.

But the human military forces have not stood still either. We are going to make new technologies available for the Hera Campaign, with pride of place going to the Sniper Tower – a deadly new combat tower that seeks the most deadly prey within range. We have also separated the blocking towers from the rest of the tower-tech to give the player both drop-pods (that land a new combat or support tower) and block-pods (that land a blocking tower).

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In addition you now play as the Supreme Commander of the entire armada. The player controls events for the whole campaign as well as each individual Imoon mission. The player chooses which Imoon to concentrate their resources of drop-pods, block-pods and credits into via the new Tactical Layer interface. Success on a mission results in more resources and the unlocking of new technologies.

Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign brings the best of the action-strategy gameplay from the PS3 onto the PSP. It continues the relentless assaults by very large bugs but re-works the overall strategy, adding key aspects to make the game a truly mobile, gaming experience:

  • 20 New Imoons
  • 2 new species plus 2 new sub-species of Insectocyte
  • New interface allowing the player to plan the whole campaign
  • Unlock vengeance mode version of each Imoon
  • Unlock hidden alternative music soundtracks by Parasite & special guests
  • Designed specifically for PSP
  • Tactical Skills menu – adds new gameplay controls in addition to Command Skills

Continue to check back here soon for more updates and details for Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign – we’re definitely excited and hope that you are too!

As long as they put more time into balancing the campaign, this could be a good PSP adaptation.

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#2 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59559 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  


Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:12 PM


This will be out next week for $9.99, so myke is wrong once again.

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#3 PuppetYuber   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1126 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  


Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:52 AM

I wasnt impressed with the one on PS3 :(

but for 9.99 might think about it

#4 OldSchool77   "Would you kindly?" CAGiversary!   2691 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  


Posted 16 December 2009 - 05:53 AM

Thanks OP, I loved the game on PS3 and I will definitely get this one for $10!

#5 punkmaggit   Masashi Hamauzu > you CAGiversary!   2505 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:26 PM

custom soundtrack support for the psp?

#6 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59559 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  


Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:40 AM

This is on sale for $4.99 until next week's update for those that are interested.

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#7 DeathMoJo   The Navy Guy CAGiversary!   1404 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

picked this up last night. Enjoying it so far and i like the spin on the typical tower defense with the added strategy and the difficulty of the game.
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