Tearaway, the PlayStation Vita exclusive in development at Media Molecule, will not be arriving in October. The LittleBigPlanet developer announced today that they need more time to polish up the game.
"We are now in the final stages of development, and have come to the realisation that we need a little more time than we anticipated to finish the game; to tie all of the mechanics, story and amazing visuals together into the adventure that we want you to play," said Media Molecule creative Lead Rex Crowle on the PlayStation.Blog. " To give us that time, we’ve decided to move the release date by one month, from mid-October, to November 22nd."
Media Molecule's Tearaway takes place in a world inhabited by papercraft characters. Players must help a courier in this world deliver a message. The game makes extensive use of the Vita's unique hardware features. You can breathe on the microphone to create a windgust, or rotate the Vita to turn the world upside down. You can also use the front and rear touchpads of the device to bend or break the paper environments.
"Tearaway is our first handheld game, set in a totally new world, with characters on a new adventure. Throughout development we have constantly explored all the ways we could think of to create the most fun and enjoyable experiences possible on PS Vita, whilst also learning how to make a 3D creative platformer! We are really proud of the work we are doing, and are really excited to share it with you!"
The Vita's sales troubles can be attributed at least partly to a lackluster software offering. The handheld could do very well this holiday season, though, thanks to exclusives like Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway. I feel like I say that every fall, though, so we'll see. Either way, the folks that already own Vitas are slowly but surely getting a nice selection of titles to choose from.
Earlier this year Media Molecule announced a batch of pre-order bonuses for Tearaway. You can get a bonus skin, LittleBigPlanet costumes, the game soundtrack and more by reserving a copy.