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Putty Squad Returns This Summer

Posted by Ken Barnes

Classic platformer makes a comeback

System 3 - who are celebrating their 30th year in the video game publishing business this year - has announced that they'll be reviving one of their best-loved franchises this summer on Xbox 360 and other platforms.

Putty Squad was first intended to be released for the Commodore Amiga back in 1992, but even though the game was complete and review copies were sent to magazines, it never actually saw the light of day at retail. The prequel - Putty - was released earlier in that year, though.

Putty Squad had to wait until 1994 to see a retail release, finally hitting the SNES to critical acclaim.

Now, an overhauled version of the game is headed to the Xbox 360 in the summer, and free downloadable levels are promised as well in order to sweeten the deal. In case you aren't familiar with the game's main character - the rather lazily named Putty - he can inflate, morph, stretch, lie flat, and absorb attacks in order to complete the levels on offer.

Mark Cale of System 3 said: "Working on such a prestigious title again and to bring it up-to-date, brings back many great memories. Fans of the original are excited to get their hands on the return of the morphing blue blob hero. Putty Squad will be available on multiple platforms, where gamers can reconnect with their classic hero, discovering Putty unlike before."

Everyone loves a bit of Putty, don't they?

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