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echoshift

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: SCE Japan Studios / Artoon Inc.

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'echoshift' (PSP) Demo Coming Next Month - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. PST

Players will be challenged to solve over 30 different puzzle types, which include moving objects, doors controlled by switches, and crumbling floors, all within nine themed worlds (each will have five levels) based on different puzzle concepts and types.

Let your past catch up with you in this unique new offering as echoshift introduces the new gaming concept, “Self Co-Op” (playing with your past/history), while bringing a fun and different twist to the puzzle genre.

A franchise spin-off of the of the previously released PlayStation Network hit, echochrome, echoshift shares echochrome’s unique puzzle concept, however brings a new gaming style as well as visual appeal to players who are tasked to strategically maneuver a mannequin-like figure through each level while solving intricate puzzles within a certain amount of time. Because the puzzles are impossible to complete on your own the first time through, players will need to cooperate with “ghosts” of their previous attempts to help clear each level. The more the player starts over, the more ghosts appear. It is up to the player to strategically use these multiple ghosts to help them through the level and reach the goal.


Players will be challenged to solve over 30 different puzzle types, which include moving objects, doors controlled by switches, and crumbling floors, all within nine themed worlds (each will have five levels) based on different puzzle concepts and types. Players who master all 45 levels can look forward to additional, downloadable levels, which will be available on PSN at a later date.

Key Features:

  • Introducing “Self Co-Op” Gameplay – Players strategically progresses through levels utilizing and cooperating with their past actions (ghosts) to help solve intricate puzzles.
  • 30 Gimmicks and Puzzle Types – Master 30 kinds of puzzles, including moving objects, doors controlled by switches, crumbling floors and more!
  • Loaded Content – 56 levels spread across a multitude of worlds that challenge players to master an array of puzzle themes and combination of puzzle types.
  • Three different game modes for each level:
    • “Cast” mode challenges you to reach the level’s exit within the time limit. When you first play, only “cast” mode is available, but you unlock the other two as you clear each mode. In
    • In “key” mode, the door at the goal is locked, so you will need to find the key before you can clear a level. Sometimes the key is hidden, so make sure to cooperate with your echoes to find it!
    • In “illusion” mode, you will be able to stop the timer briefly. When you stop time, each echo freezes, but you can still advance forward, plus you don’t have to worry about gimmicks in your way! This feature can be also handy when you are running out of time near the goal.
  • Simplistic Visuals – Reminiscent of echochrome, echoshift is elegantly designed featuring simple graphics with minimal colors.
  • Additional Stages Available Online – Can’t get enough? Look for add-on levels available after launch.

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