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)