Yes, those videos many of you saw last week were an early look at Spyborgs … a waaaay early look from about a year ago, well before the recent upgrades we’ve made to the game, the engine, the art style. Those videos weren’t even gameplay footage anyway. They were all animatics – early blocked out cinematics for figuring out timing, camera angles, animations for various cuts, etc. Those are all meant to be rough and easy to iterate before things are locked down and the polished models, textures, effects, etc. are put into place.
The new Spyborgs is looking really good. When people’s first reactions are surprise that those graphics are on the Wii, you know you’re on to something. We’re excited to reveal it to you all soon. I’m working with Marketing to get permission to post a teaser of some kind: a screenshot, a piece of a screenshot, some character art… anything! I haven’t yet found the right thing to bribe them with. Any suggestions?
PS – Sony America has approved the Trophy Patch for Age of Booty. Just waiting on Europe to give us the green light too. We should be able to announce the release date for that patch shortly.