Explodemon detonates Feb. 8 on PSN for $10

Unlike certain Capcom Mobile games that make us feel all weird inside, Curve Studios' Explodemon for PS3 reminds us of Twisted Pixel's Splosion Man franchise ... but in a good way (it helps that it's not a direct ripoff -- and that it was announced the same week that SM was).

After Explodemon was given an amorphous "January 2011" release window late last month, the PSN-exclusive game is now set to officially launch on February 8 in North America and February 9 in Europe, for $9.99 and €9.99/£7.99, respectively. We're using the coming weeks to prepare our blast suits, and we suggest you do the same.
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Adrenaline-charged platformer to retail at an awesomely-low $9.99 / EUR 9.99 / GBP 7.99

LONDON, ENGLAND – Hold on to your hairpieces, because retro-inspired action platforming masterpiece Explodemon will be exploding onto the PlayStation store on February 8th (SCEA territories) and February 9th (SCEE territories).
Not only that, but it'll be available at the amazingly value-tastic price of US$9.99, 9.99 Euros and, for our fellow UK compatriots, £7.99.
Featuring 12 gigantic levels - each stuffed with secret rooms, puzzles and collectibles galore - and well over eight hours of gameplay, Explodemon is a perfect post-Christmas treat without any of the wallet-guilt. Which is, like, totally a thing that science says is real.
If you don't know about it already – and, if so, consider yourself chastised – Explodemon is a high-octane explosive action platformer for PlayStation 3, distributed exclusively through the PlayStation Store.
Influenced by classic Japanese games from the golden era of the SNES, players use Explodemon's self-destructive nature to combat enemies and fly through the air, all the while solving a huge variety of physics-based puzzles (and, naturally, causing incalculable collateral damage).
When the peaceful planet of Nibia is attacked by the malicious Vortex forces, the fate of the star system is thrust into the one pair of hands it shouldn't be: the malfunctioning Guardian robot Explodemon. His comic quest to repel the onslaught and restore peace will take him across three distinct planets over twelve levels, with new abilities and gameplay mechanics introduced throughout.
Explodemon is rated E by the ESRB, 7+ by PEGI (6+ in Portugal), 12 in Germany and G in Australia/New Zealand.
Make sure to follow Curve Studios on Twitter - @curvestudios, natch– for the latest up-to-the-minute information and competitions to win free copies. Also, don't forget that wallpapers and avatars are available on the PlayStation Store now!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.