Dear fans, the news many of you have been waiting for has arrived.
Cel Damage is coming home!
Fourteen years after the crazed cartoon car combat extravaganza blazed a trail of mayhem across the Microsoft Xbox, Finish Line Games is proud to announce that Cel Damage HD is heading to the Xbox One!
Carve a path of cel-shaded destruction with Fowl Mouth, Violet, Sinder, and the rest of the Cel Damage cast, with updated graphics, enhanced gameplay and classic tried-and-true couch-based multiplayer action!
A release date will be coming soon – follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates!!*
*Accounts are currently controlled by Fowl Mouth. We’re not entirely sure how he stole the passwords, but we did notice some web-shaped footprints around the office. In unrelated news, there is no food left in the fridge…
It has been an exciting launch week for Cel Damage HD! We’ve been thrilled by the response from fans so far. One comment keeps coming up and we thought we should talk a bit about it: many fans of the original Cel Damage (CD) on Xbox and GameCube, have noted that Cel Damage HD (CDHD) uses a different system for damage, and eliminates the one-hit kills from the original.
Since we’ve only released CDHD in the Americas so far, what many of those fans may not be aware of is that there was a release called Cel Damage: Overdrive (CDO) that came out only in Europe on the PS2 not long after CD. One of the biggest complaints with the original CD was the difficulty — cartoon weapons and gags tend to be swift and deadly (at least, once gravity kicks in!). CD was great at reproducing that feel — it was very satisfying to bring an axe down and slice your opponent in two — but it was even more unsatisfying to be on the receiving end of that sudden death. For many players it lead to frustration, and in CDO, the decision was made to introduce a classic health bar, and to balance the weapons with damage, rather than outright death, in mind.
So now, more than 10 years after CDO, the game has had the damage system for a lot longer than not, but for those of you that were only exposed to CD, it may have been jarring. In that case we apologize.
This was not a decision we took lightly; the hardest decisions have pros and cons, and in this case a very nice feature had to be culled. We hope after the initial shock wears off that you’ll agree the game is ultimately better off with a damage system.
While we’re on the topic, CDO also introduced stunting and turbo boost, along with other difficulty tuning. CDHD builds upon those improvements. We have refined the dynamic difficulty adjustment system even further, and hope that it shows in opponents that are challenging and surprising, but still beatable.
It is launch day for Cel Damage HD on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand!
Download it now from the Sony store directly to your console.
And if you’re looking for some tips to help you crush your couch-mates, check out the game guide. Have fun!
Finally, the wait is over for our PlayStation friends in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand:
Cel Damage HD is coming out in those regions on May 14, 2014!
We’re excited to release the game to our fans in those regions, many of which have been waiting patiently for us to announce a launch date. Now, the countdown is on!
Cel Damage HD will be released for only €8.99 — just purchase once and you can download and play it on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita! We’re also offering a 10 percent discount for PlayStation Plus members! So get ready for some classic couch-based multiplayer action.
We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour; we certainly had a great experience working with the PlayStation team to bring Cel Damage HD into the world. And be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get all the latest news and updates!
Offering intense cartoon vehicle combat, Cel Damage HD allows you to control 10 crazy characters as they smash, crash, and demolish the competition. There’s more than 30 over-the-top weapons to use in Smack Attack, Flag Rally, or Gate Relay across 13 fully-interactive cartoon environments.
In addition to being a Cross-Buy title, Cel Damage HD supports Cross-Save, so you can pick up where you left off on any system. Play on the PS Vita to master Cel Damage HD in single-player on the go, then go destroy your friends in 2-4 player split-screen multiplayer on PS4 and PS3.
Cel Damage HD truly shines in split-screen play on the PS4 and PS3. This game brings back the shout-out-loud couch chaos gaming experiences of a cherished era — now in full High-Def goodness!
Cel Damage HD for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita is live in the Americas on the PlayStation store! Thanks to everyone who already (!) got their copy and is happily smacking, skewering and stunting away!
If you haven’t jumped in already, just click the image above to see it on the PlayStation store on all Sony platforms. Have fun!
The response to our announcement has been great. It is wonderful to see so many people have good memories of Cel Damage, like we do. Along with those responses were a few questions, so we’ve started an FAQ.
We are pleased to announce what we have been busy working on: Cel Damage HD. We’ll have lots more info in the coming weeks, but here’s a bit of info to get you started!