The Swapper PlayStation Ports Delayed

Curve Digital announced today that the PlayStation versions of The Swapper have been delayed to August 5 in North America and August 6 in Europe. The game was originally set to be released for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita on June 24, but it has been pushed back to allow more time to polish up the Vita and PS3 versions of the game. Jason Perkins, Curve Digital’s managing director, said, “We’ve been able to really throw the power of the PS4 at the game, but we also want to ensure that when the game comes out, it looks great and runs well at 30 FPS on hardware that, in the case of the PlayStation 3, is over seven years old.”

The Swapper is a puzzle-platformer currently available for Windows, Linux and OS X that was released in May 2013. In the game, players take on the role of a person stranded on a damaged space station and looking for an escape. Players are forced to explore the station and collect orbs that allow them to progress further into the game. Through the use of a hand-held cloning tool that is acquired early in the game, players will be able to clone themselves in order to help them solve puzzles to collect the orbs. There’s a little bit more to it than that, but you get the basic gist of it all.

The title was originally developed and published by Facepalm Games, seeing an overall positive response from critics. Destructoid  gave the game a perfect score, saying, “I came away from The Swapper with nothing but amazement.” Game Informer also spoke highly of the game, noting that it is “a highly atmospheric, gorgeous title with a variety of mind-bending puzzles.” Curve Digital Studios is helping to port the game to PlayStation consoles. The Swapper will be available for pre-order with a slight discount in July.