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Put your guitars to use with Fret Nice this week

Sick of just using your guitar controllers to play Rock Band and/or Guitar Hero? Look no further than Tecmo’s platformer, Fret Nice, due to hit the North American PSN store this week.

Fret Nice will also hit the European store at a later date, but for now, North Americans can use the power of rock to help the Vibrant Chordbusters defeat the Hair Bängers (note the totally metal umlaut). The game has a quirky and unique art style, and looks to be a weird experience all-round. The title features online leaderboards and character customisation, with unlockable items and instruments.

Details are scant on how it actually plays. Apparently, Riff Combos you play with the guitar are in tune with the stage’s background music, meaning you can jam with the music, and the notes you need to play in combat depend on the eyes and tentacles of your enemies.

The game’s website also displays the Xbox Live Arcade logo, but no release date has been provided. When made available, it will join the indie shooter Battle Beat (which has a free demo!) on the service.

[Fret Nice via Joystiq]


PS1 Oddworld games coming to PSN, 4-pack for Steam


According to an interview with Lorne Lanning, co-creator of Oddworld Inhabitants, classic PS1 titles Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus are making their way to the PlayStation Network, due “very soon”. Oddysee and Exoddus are 2D platformers featuring the titular character Abe in an attempt to escape certain death and to save his people. The games are highly critically acclaimed.

The two original Oddworld titles are already available on Steam in a two-pack for just $9.99 (or, during a notable weekend deal, $3.75), but the other two games in the upcoming Oddbox 4-pack, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath were previously Xbox-exclusive 3D action-adventures.

Having already purchased the first two on Steam, I can only hope that the 3D titles are released separately and/or as a 3D package. If so…definite sale.

[BitMob via Destructoid]