Media Molecule’s Tearaway is is coming to PlayStation 4. Today at Gamescom, the creative developers behind LittleBigPlanet revealed the title of their previously unrevealed project -- Tearaway Unfolded. This follow-up isn't simply the same Tearaway, but features many additional mechanics, lands to explore, and updated visuals and controls. With adorable paper airplane mechanics, what else could a Media Molecule fan really ask for?
The tale of Tearaway Unfolded is a simple one, but it is full of great passion. As shown in the trailer Atoi, a delivery girl, has set out on her journey to share a message. Thanks to her stony resilience, she and the player spend the entire story working together to interact with the world around Atoi as she completes her task. Unfortunately, players familiar with the Vita edition of Tearaway are going to experience some serious déjà vu. Unfolded’s story builds off of the original Tearaway, adding where needed to adopt a brand new feel. The PS4’s installment should shine through its many new features.
LittleBigPlanet offers a world of infinite exploration and customization, but how does Tearaway Unfolded contrast in terms of gameplay? For one, Unfolded delivers assorted direct interaction between its paper world and reality. In Unfolded Atoi or Itoi can throw small, innocent creatures at the player. The player can then throw it back using the DualShock touchpad to crush various obstacles or break walls that might otherwise halt progress. Remember, if a beaver ever gets stuck in the DualShock controller, and it will, Media Molecule recommends shaking it and then swiping it back out. They will not bite, maybe. The controller’s touchpad may also be used to interact with the world stuck in the TV screen. From making a powerful breeze part the waters of a stormy sea to manipulating the push of a trampoline, players might have more control than they know what to do with.
Sounds like fun, right? There is still more! Pointing the DualShock controller's light bar at the screen, the paper world truly unfolds -- facial hair grows, plants blossom, and gloomy areas light up. On top of that, players now have many more options for exploration by taking flight with the paper airplane tool. Atoi can hop on a paper airplane and fly away to nearby islands, opening up a vast new world of possibilities.
Impatient gamers can certainly opt for the PlayStation Vita edition instead, considering stories between the two games will be near identical. Gamers who crave the feeling a good journey provides and constantly yearn for more might want to glance at this installment. Tearaway Unfolded will be coming to the Sony PlayStation 4 soon eventually, but in the mean time eager fans have the trailer to tide them over.