Sony’s PlayStation 3 is about to get one of the most compelling puzzle games this side of Tetris, with Echochrome set to be available on Thursday, May 1. That’s tomorrow, people.
Echochrome will hit the PlayStation Store for both PS3 and PSP (via PC) with a price of $9.99. In our opinion, that’s $10 very well spent.
As you likely gathered from our Echochrome preview, the PS3 puzzle game is much like an M.C. Escher drawing, but interactive in a way that lets players “solve” the riddle about how objects — in this case, avatars — are transported from one point in the puzzle to the next.
Echochrome has 56 unique levels on the PS3 version, as well as 56 completely different levels on the PSP version (112 levels overall).
In the game, players control the camera and perspective, guiding a mannequin figure by tilting and turning the level to create a continual pathway. The game also includes a Canvas mode in which players can create their own puzzles and share them with friends online.