PlayStation 3 owners will be getting an early gift for the holidays this year, as Sony announced that echochrome 2 will be available via the PSN on Dec. 21. Echochrome 2 will continue the puzzle-y gameplay established in the first game, but it will also have the notable addition of PlayStation Move support.
Echochrome is sort of a hard game to explain, and echochrome 2 isn’t much different. A puzzle game unlike any other, echochrome 2 players use the PlayStation Move motion controller to shine a light on blocks and objects to create shadows on the wall. The blocks and objects cast different shadows depending on your movement, so as you adjust the camera angle and change-up the light source via the PlayStation Move controller, players manipulate the shadows to ultimately reveal a solution and guide their character to the exit. The gameplay video below makes it a little easier to comprehend.
All told, echochrome 2 has 100 levels, each of which can be played three different ways: Escort Mode (guide the character to the goal by creating a shadow path), Echo Mode (collect the ghost-looking characters called echo) and Paint Mode (each character is red, green or blue, and the blocks they walk on are colored with that pigment. Each time you color a block, your clear percentage will increase).