Funky Lab Rat invades the PS3 with Move support

With a name like Funky Lab Rat, we weren't entirely sure what to expect. Thankfully, it wasn't what we had feared: a cartoon-based PlayStation Move dancing game. Instead, French indie dev Hydravision has created a cute puzzle-platformer that has you in the shoes of a lab rat daring to escape the confines of his experimental prison. Thankfully, he seems to be gifted with the ability to manipulate time and objects. (Just what kind of lab is this?!) Essentially, the game combines one part Braid with one part Tumble.

In addition to Move support, Funky Lab Rat will also support standard DualShock controls. The PlayStation Network-exclusive is launching in Europe next week, November 24th, and on November 30th in North America. Check out the trailer after the break.


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FUNKY LAB RAT SCAMPERS TO PLAYSTATION®3 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM THIS MONTH; BECOME A SUPER-POWERED RAT AND ESCAPE FROM LAB CAPTIVITY;
FIRST TRAILER RELEASED


To make your exciting escape, you can stop time and rearrange 81 levels in 10 worlds thanks to the PlayStation®Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller.


The game will be available for download on November 24th in Europe and on November 30th in America.



FRANCE – 15 NOVEMBER, 2010 – Hydravision Entertainment announced today its super-challenging action and puzzle platformer Funky Lab Rat will scamper to PlayStation 3 system on November 24th in Europe and on November 30th in America.


Funky Lab Rat is an exclusive to PlayStation 3 system at launch and will be available for download on the PlayStation®Store in both America and Europe.


Thanks to its original and energizing gameplay players will manipulate time, space and gravity!
Using a PlayStation®Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller: freeze time, stop the action and even rewind to re-arrange and place the available items to facilitate your fast escape.


Connect on the official website to discover more about what awaits you in Diego's world at www.funkylabrat.com.



The Funky Lab Rat challenge: Get out! Stop time, organize, synchronize, and re-start time!
The action is set in a lab, where players become Diego, a very cool, super-powered funky lab rat who decides it's time to break free! Player's mission is to make it through the final lab gate by crossing over pits and overcoming obstacles! All the items must be carefully placed and synchronized for the escape to work. If your synchronization doesn't work, you can try again by rewinding time so you don't have to re-start the level every time.


One of the 81 challenges in Funky Lab Rat is figuring out how to stand on end three columns in the pit and put boxes on top of each column to create an escape bridge across the deadly pit. Once you have it figured out, stop the action (gravity, too!), then re-start the action and make your escape!



But, it's one thing to create an escape bridge, but it's quite another challenge to cross that bridge when the columns are teetering and the boxes are moving. It's not so easy! Getting through 81 levels will keep your little rat busy for hours! So, how resourceful a rat are you?



Funky Lab Rat is rated PEGI 3+, ESRB "E", and USK 0.
The game will be available in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian at launch.
"PlayStation" and "DUALSHOCK" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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About Hydravision
Hydravision is a French video game developer with a staff of 40 game designers, artists, project managers, and creative directors. It was created in 2000 by Denis and François Potentier, two brothers who grew up playing video games and now focus their creative energies on developing great games – nine so far. The studio is mostly known for survival horror games like Obscure and Alone in the Dark, and Hydravision also enjoys producing colorful and refreshing games like Funky Lab Rat. The most important commitment is to give players unforgettable moments in quality games. The studio works with worldwide publishers including Atari and Ubisoft. More information can be found on www.hydravision.com .

This article was originally published on Joystiq.