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Bruiser & Scratch Coming To WiiWare In December

Posted by Darren Calvert

Last week we did an interview with Steel Penny Games about their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Bruiser & Scratch.

Now without further ado Steel Penny have put out a press release stating that their game will be available sometime in December. You can also check out their new Bruiser & Scratch website or see our gallery below to find out more about this upcoming game.

The press release follows:

Austin, Texas – November 17, 2008 – Steel Penny Games, a videogame development company specializing in mass market and kid friendly games with an unwavering commitment to fun, announced today that it will be launching their first game, Bruiser and Scratch, exclusively for WiiWare in December 2008. Bruiser and Scratch is a unique take on a matching puzzle game where the player controls one of the heroes in each level and progressively unravels the puzzle by pushing life-sized pieces around. As the player matches pieces, they combine and transform into other shapes until at the end, they are combined into a single winning piece.

“Bruiser and Scratch is an exciting puzzle game for the whole family. As puzzle games go, this one is pretty challenging, rewarding and humorous,” said Jason Hughes, president and founder of Steel Penny Games. “It was our goal to develop a game full of character and fun that the entire family looks forward to enjoying together, a little bit at a time. Naturally, Wii is the ideal platform for this,” says Hughes.

Bruiser and Scratch are a pair of amiable critters that are somehow always caught in the thick of it. They find themselves sucked into a world where science and magic interweave freely, full of enormous puzzles and dark undertones that encompass their adventure. Bruiser and Scratch meet up with some some old acquaintances and make new friends along their journey home. The gameplay is easy to grasp, but is much more challenging than it seems.

For more information about Steel Penny Games, please visit www.steelpennygames.com.

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User Comments (18)

Ren

#2

Ren said:

weird. Going to have to wait for a review on that one, looks a little bland, but also could be really cool.

Wiiloveit

#3

Wiiloveit said:

Yay! Let's hope there's a European release as well, 'cos this game looks great. If only Nintendo had the storage issue sorted by Christmas - TOO MANY GAMESES!

Ricardo91

#6

Ricardo91 said:

All right! With this and Animales de la Muerte, it looks like Wiiware's going to have a very merry Christmas indeed! :)

Djungelurban

#8

Djungelurban said:

"Last week we did an interview with Steel Penny Games about their upcoming WiiWare puzzler..." and then I stopped reading...

Starwolf_UK

#9

Starwolf_UK said:

Yay! Let's hope there's a European release as well
That is one of the questions in the interview, i'll quote the bottom line though:
but when it comes to the little guys like us, it is a considerable (but necessary) headache. My guess is, yes, but it will take a few months to get through translation and testing.
Given that Pop was out in America in May and Europe in July a few months seems like reality.

So don't expect it or the sotrage solution for Christmas (speaking of that at least the step of making write speeds faster has been made which makes me question why they were slow to start with...).

Jason_Hughes

#10

Jason_Hughes said:

We're part-way through the process of getting into the EU. It isn't as simple as just translating the game, because the EU has 3 or 4 different ratings organizations that we have to register with, submit the game to them for review (each has their own process), and finally once all that is done, submit to Nintendo of Europe for their QA approval.

We are too small to attempt an American release simultaneously with European release, so we're doing the best we can. I do apologize that Europe has to wait... If it were as simple as picking a release date, it would be done already.

Wiiloveit

#11

Wiiloveit said:

@Starwolf_UK: Now that you mention it, I remember that quite clearly, because I believe that I commented on that as well. Silly me.
@Mr Cheez: I wouldn't bet on AdM being released in time for Christmas at all.

PALgamer

#12

PALgamer said:

So does America only has one rating organization for all those countries?
Guess they should try unify the ratings companies here in Europe sometime in the future.
Thanks for the information Jason.

Twilight_Crow

#13

Twilight_Crow said:

This puzzler looks interesting, but I'll wait for the review.
I'm positive about AdM, lets just cross our fingers, but I believe the storage solution will come on summer 2009, so I'll get a new SD card on Christmas.

danik

#14

danik said:

puzzler :( nooooooooooooooooooo! safely say ill be givin this a miss again

Objection

#15

Objection said:

Does indeed look to be a good December for Wiiware. Wish they had included gameplay and price details with this article, though they may not be available.

Tides_of_Chaos

#16

Tides_of_Chaos said:

Well PALgamer, I know the US has just one system and I believe the other countries just use that one as well considering I've never heard of any other ones around here. The ESRB just seems to be the king.

Ark

#17

Ark said:

Pretty interesting stuff. This game seems...odd to me. But I'm willing to try it if it's good.

Wiiloveit

#18

Wiiloveit said:

Around here, we've got the European PEGI ratings, although on some games there's a BBFC logo knocking about (the BBFC are the people that rate DVD's and Movies in the UK). In one country, I know that the 3+ rating is instead a 4+ rating (odd, I know). In Germany, they have a completely different ratings system though (the USK), of which, the logos appear on some box art over here as well (mainly when companies can't afford to customize the box art for one country). The problem with that is that the logo design and size is bloody awful, and can often wreck the whole box art, especially on the cover of DS games, where there is little room left next to the ratings.

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