We may have heard about it recently for all the wrong reasons (hint: it bombed at retail), but the PlayStation 3 version of Child of Eden has finally been dated. Already released on the Xbox 360 last month, Child of Eden has gone on to cultivate a small but loyal audience that has enjoyed the trippy visuals and addicting gameplay the game offers, which to some gamers has completely justified the purchase of the Kinect.
I don’t know if Child of Eden will do any better once it ships for the PS3 but I guess we’ll see when the game drops in both North America and Europe this September. Ubisoft has already gone on record saying that Child of Eden will be available on September 23rd for the low price of €19.99 but now we finally have some details on when it’ll be available in North America. Gamers in North America won’t have to wait too long to experience a trippy computer virus cleansing adventure as Child of Eden will be hitting the PS3 on September 20th, the only problem of sorts is that the game will retail for $49.
Personally I don’t have a problem paying $49 for Child of Eden since I’ve been looking forward to the game for a long time and I’m a huge fan of creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi and his studio Q Entertainment. But considering that Xbox 360 gamers haven’t been too fond of Child of Eden thus far and that the game has already gone through a series of price drops at multiple retailers, the $49 price point may seem too high, especially in the busy month of September in which games such as Gears of War 3 and Resistance 3 may absolutely bury it.
As of now it hasn’t been confirmed if Child of Eden’s debut on the PS3 will come with any additional features such as 3D support or perhaps a bonus stage. PlayStation Move support is definitely on the cards so we can once again use our PS Move controllers as a light gun, just like how it’s implemented in almost every other major release in recent memory. As unique as Child of Eden is I really don’t think it’ll do better business on the PS3 as the marketing department for Ubisoft has clearly missed a few steps so far, thus the game only sold 34,000 units on the Xbox 360 last month.
Child of Eden may essentially be Rez 2.0 in both spirit and overall sales but I know that come this September I’m going to be tripping out thanks to the vision of Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q Entertainment.