New download content for The Surfer on PlayStation 3

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FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA. - September, 7th 2018 - Independent developer Bungarra Software announced today that the first piece of download content forThe Surfer on PlayStation 3will be released on September 11th in Europe and September 12th in the North America on the PlayStation 3 system and available on the PlayStation Network ($10.99/â,¬11.45). The games unique PUMP control scheme captures the feel of surfing via its physics-driven surfing and button input pressure sensitive moves. The games unique random behavior-driven waves morph as they traverse, providing an authentic surfing experience every time you play.

"When we first thought about what might work for our first piece of DLC, it was always going to be about big wave tow-in surfing. We are surfers ourselves and because we know how intense the ocean can be, we also know that for most of us, riding a 30ft Hawaiian wave is something we will likely never experience in real life. We wanted to offer a glimpse into what that feeling might be like," said Andrew West, producer of The Surfer. "We get really big surf here in WA, so researching the gameplay aspects for this location was ideal for us. We also took into account a lot of feedback we've received from gamers who are interested in their characters abilities, so adding skills such as increasing paddling stamina, duck-dive strength, wipeout recovery along with new, more powerful jetskis had to be on the feature list. We've also been taking the game out and road testing at our local surfing comps and getting more feedback directly. It's a big game for a small team and our goal is to consistently add features and improve the experience. So even though The Surfer is pickup and play, the soul of the game is a simulation and we've created a bunch of "how to" movies and tutorials to assist people with an easy way in."

The small development team focused heavily on the sport of surfing and creating genuine gameplay depth. So,the gamefeatures a cast of surfers all aiming to win on the game's world tour featuring locations from all over the globe. It features a highly competitive leaderboard tour featuring Qualifying & Pro Tour events, Free Surf, local split screen multiplayer. It also features a solid equipment focused management system where players select combinations of board and wetsuit to suit conditions, as well as jet-ski tow-in surfing for specific levels. The game even allows players to break and/or fix their surfboards in real-time. There are now plans underway to update the games graphics engine and animation systems while bringing The Surfer to new platforms.

For more information visit the official website at The Surferorfollow the game on Twitter or like it on Facebook or Instagram.

THE SURFERis rated ESRB E for Everyone & PEGI 3+.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 01:11 pm CDT

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