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Activision Confirms Cut the Rope: Triple Treat for 3DS

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

The 3DS eShop version says hi

If Activision has learnt anything from its Angry Birds retail releases, it's that it really is possible to get more money for old rope, which is appropriate with confirmation of Cut the Rope: Triple Treat. Following on from the Angry Birds Trilogy, this will be a compilation of Cut the Rope and its two expansions, Experiments and Time Travel. They're not sequels as such because, well, Cut The Rope 2 surely takes that crown.

All three offerings bundled into one will provide plenty of content, undoubtedly, and we're going to assume this is a retail release based on precedent and the fact that the word "eShop" is carefully avoided in the announcement press release. The spiel does promise plenty for gamers to do, however.

Cut the Rope: Triple Treat compiles three standalone adventures, bursting with over 650 levels for more than 50 hours of gameplay, as well as the precision control interface of the Nintendo 3DS stylus, online leaderboards, in-game achievements, stereoscopic 3D visuals during gameplay and cheerfully animated Om Nom Stories.

Cut the Rope is a single-player, touch-controlled, physics-based puzzle game starring Om Nom, an adorable green monster with an insatiable appetite for candy. In each scenario, it’s up to you to feed Om Nom the sweet snack he desires by successfully manipulating a series of obstacles with simple taps and swipes, while collecting bonus stars along the way for high scores. Later themes introduce additional mechanics, like steam valves, bubbles, magic objects and teleporting portals, mixing them seamlessly with earlier elements for ever-increasing combinations of trials.

This is a bit of a weird release as we already have the original Cut the Rope on the eShop and even as DSiWare; allowing for those platforms having a higher price than smartphone originals is standard, yet it seems harsh that some of this content hasn't been provided as a free or cheap update for those download products — it costs £4.49/€4.99/$4.99 on the eShop. Instead we'll have that first game, again, with the expansions thrown in alongside online leaderboards, so it'll be interesting to see whether this gets the Angry Birds retail treatment.

Pricing aside, are you interested in this?

(Update: Below is a new trailer for this title)

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User Comments (20)

Artwark

#2

Artwark said:

I'm beginning to see a pattern here....Kirby Triple Deluxe, Angry Birds Trilogy and Cut the rope: Triple delight.....May I ask why the word "Triple" when its just one game?

Samurai_Goroh

#3

Samurai_Goroh said:

I remember playing this game for free on my web browser. It was a showcase of Internet Explorer HTML5 capabilities. I remember playing Angry Birds for free on my web browser, too. It was a showcase for Chrome Web Apps.
So, why on God's green earth would I pay full price for something that is free?

Player4

#4

Player4 said:

@Artwark I think it's because of the "THREE"D. Or atleast in the case of Kirby and Cut the Rope. Still a guess though

AdanVC

#5

AdanVC said:

This is nice but... those prices tho... oh well it's always nice to see 3rd party support on Nintendo platforms.

LeasTwanteD

#7

LeasTwanteD said:

Haven't downloaded that game yet so i'll do as i did with Angry Birds Trilogy and only get it when i can find it for cheap.

Anguspuss

#9

Anguspuss said:

Activision games mmmmmmmmmmmm. Not a company that normally releases a £5 for full price. Or some rubbish licensed game thats rushed into stores while the review copy's get lost in the mail. On eshop at a cheap price fine.
Usually I see Activision on the label & give it a miss.

ricklongo

#10

ricklongo said:

I couldn't even get into this on my smartphone, let alone on my 3DS (and for retail price).

Kirk

#11

Kirk said:

@Artwark

Trilogy = 3
Triple Deluxe = 3D
Triple Delight = 3D

It's a nice play with words with those last two examples.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#12

Philip_J_Reed said:

While I'd prefer a cheaper eShop release, I have to admit I'd be happy to pay $40 for all of these games. Cut the Rope is brilliant.

...on phones. The lack of multi-touch and refusal to adjust puzzles to take that into account means this isn't only more expensive, but it's far less playable.

Of course, I'm speaking historically, looking at the previous downloadable Nintendo versions. Maybe this release will be different and get the proper treatment. I sure hope so.

C-Olimar

#13

C-Olimar said:

@Phillip_J_Reed I agree, Cut the Rope is great! Much better than than Angry Birds trash. I was going to get the 3DS version but they inexplicably increased the price to £5.99.

Barbiegurl777

#14

Barbiegurl777 said:

I have both the dsiware & eshop cut the rope game. :D

That's fine if they want to put it in retail cartridge form. :)

Glad to see some other games for 2014 already lol. :D

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

HopeNForever

#16

HopeNForever said:

What's with Activision and not releasing ANY of their retail games via the Nintendo eShop on either the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U?

Pikachupwnage

#19

Pikachupwnage said:

This is cool. For the love of God be reasonable with the pricing though, 19.99$ retail 9.99$ eshop.

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