It may not occur as often as it once did, but gamers were a little hurt more or less upon hearing that Joe Danger 2 would be arriving first on the Xbox 360. Seeing a game appear on XBLA first may be standard practice with certain 3rd party games, though what punctured our hearts more was how it appeared that Microsoft may have snatched up an exclusivity deal for the game. Well a mere two weeks after the release of Joe Danger 2 comes the news that the game is indeed coming to the PlayStation Network.
Much to the surprise of gamers Joe Danger 2 will be appearing on the PSN within a matter of weeks and will arrive with a load of extra content. In typical fashion the fine chaps at Hello Games aren’t skimping out on the content as the PSN version of the game will include a reported ten hours of additional content. Official details still haven’t been released, but the PSN bonus content is said to be tonally similar to the first Joe Danger game in how it revolves around Joe and his ever trusty motorcycle.
Hello Games haven’t announced release date or price details for the PSN arrival of Joe Danger 2, but I think we may be lucky and see the game surface before the start of November. It’s kind of odd that the game would arrive on the PSN so soon after being touted more or less as a key XBLA game, but you won’t hear me complain about it as a ton of gamers will finally get the chance to enjoy the game.
The somewhat continued flip-flop nature of when and how Joe Danger games are released continues to puzzle me as it would make more sense to have everything be a day 1 multiplatform releases if only to keep the fanboy wars to a minimum. PSN fans will likely be pleased they can enjoy the stunt based action of Joe Danger 2 since the game has gotten rave reviews so far. However, there’s bound to be some crying as it hasn’t been announced when or if the XBLA version of Joe Danger 2 will receive the content bound for the PSN version.
If you’ve already bought Joe Danger 2 I think it may be worth it to do a double-dip for the PSN release if only to support the folks at Hello Games since we could definitely use more games like Joe Danger in the world.