Sony showed off a new PlayStation Network title at its Gamers Day in the US, dubbed simply Pain
The game comes from developer Idol Minds
, of Coolboarders
fame. It revolves around the beautifully destructive premise of catapulting a chap around a city. The aim's simple: inflict as much damage on him and his surroundings as you can, or try and perform tasks such as spanking a monkey in mid-flight.
Alas, the game's concept doesn't come from the warped mind of a fool a la Jackass
, but instead comes from teen market research which indicates that the kids are down with comedy and random chaos. When games like Pain
are coming from surveys and focus-grouping, SPOnG can't help but feel that the industry has, indeed, grown up, become mature, frail and even slightly frightened by loud noises and youngsters leaning on lamp posts, looking all surly.
Still, it looks like jolly good fun. Details are still scarce, but Pain
is expected to be released for the PS3 over the summer at a cost of around $9.99 (£5).