After 4 years it appears that Rocketbirds is finally getting a sequel. In an announcement today on the Playstation Blog, Sian Yue Tan, creator of Rocket Birds: Hardboiled Chicken addressed a few details on their latest game, Rocket Birds 2: Evolution. And though an official release date hasn’t yet been announced, the developer appears to have put a lot of thought into improving the franchise.
Originally developed as a stand-alone multiplayer co-op game, reception for the sequel’s demo eventually led Ratloop Inc. to implement a new single player campaign starring Hardboiled Chicken, the original game’s protagonist. Beginning the early stages of the game as a multiplayer has allegedly helped the developers immensely.
“With up to four players, a stack of Budgie Commandos can now get pretty high, like a lumbering tower of death.”
“My gut told me that we should build on Co-op mode and have customizable Budgie Commando characters with lots and lots of guns and items to collect.” Tan wrote in regards to the game’s Rescue Mode, a one to four player co-op featuring procedurally generated maps. “The mission objectives would revolve around rescuing hostages held prisoner in procedurally generated locations. Unlike the first Rocketbirds, this time round we wanted you to stack the hostage on your back and carry him or her to safety. With up to four players, a stack of Budgie Commandos can now get pretty high, like a lumbering tower of death.”
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a platform adventure game released for PlayStation 3 back in 2011. The game has since been ported to PC (2012), PS Vita (2013), as well as OS and Linux (2013). As of now there is no word of a PC version of Rocketbirds: Evolution. However, given the predecessor’s long history of ports, it’s safe to assume that we’ll have word on it eventually.
Source: PlayStation Blog